Florcy Morisset, is named the new Director of Programs for the Richard Allen Museum

Philadelphia Art Gallery Founder And International Art Curator, Florcy Morisset, is named the new Director of Programs for the Richard Allen Museum located inside Historic Mother Bethel AME Church on the corner of South 6th & Lombard Streets in Philadelphia. In her new role, Ms. Morisset has positioned the “Richard Allen Museum” into the monthly “Fourth Friday’s Arts on South” gallery tour organized by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and the South Street Headhouse District. The “Richard Allen Museum” will be open for free guided tours and special programming starting Friday, August 24th, 2012 from 5pm-8pm. It will then open every fourth Friday of the month, rain or shine. Visitors will have the opportunity to see rare artifacts and treasurers dating back to the 18th century, including the precious tomb of Bishop Richard Allen, the founder of the AME Church. Volunteer docents from the Mother Bethel Historical Society will be on hand to explain the exhibit and talk about the history of the AME Church, the African American community past and present, and the AME Church’s contribution to the African Diaspora. The museum is normally open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm and on Sundays after the 8am and 11am worship services. This is the first time the museum hours will be expanded on a regular basis with evening hours. “Our museum attracts religious pilgrims, tourists, and researchers from around the world daily,” says Reverend Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler, Mother Bethel’s Pastor. “This is a great opportunity for us to share our rich history with an audience that might not have the opportunity to see it during regular museum hours. We are excited about the creative ideas and museum marketing skills Florcy Morisset brings to our team at Mother Bethel.” For more information about the “Richard Allen Museum” or Mother Bethel AME Church go to http:// www.motherbethel.org or call (215) 925-0616. All media inquiries should be directed to Leslie Patterson- Tyler, Tyler-Made Productions, via email at Leslie@ TylerMadePR.com or call (609) 247-2632.



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