Deep Rivers

How African Americans Waded through the Waters of Oppression

to Achieve Greatness.

Watch 6abc’s coverage of Deep Rivers


Join us for an in-person tour! Our docents take you through the museum highlighting the lives, stories, and achievements of 19th-century Black entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and artisans with soundscapes and images. Sample a ginger cookie made from a recipe from  Fisher’s cookbook. Highlighted 19th-century heroes include Francis Johnson, John Trower, Eliza Grier, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Julian Abele, Octavius Catto, Elizabeth Keckley, and more. Following the tour, guests can enjoy Linda Gail Sanders’ mural inspired by the heroes from Deep Rivers. 

Link to DEEP RIVERS’ timeline

Cost: $10

Purchase tickets ONLINE

Call 215-438-1861 to arrange a tour for your group.

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is hosting a fundraiser to SAVE THE TANNER HOUSE. To donate CLICK HERE

Henry Ossawa Tanner is one of the 19th-century African American heroes featured in DEEP RIVERS.


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