Frederick City Signs Lease With AARCH

The society will build a heritage center at the parking deck at East All Saints St.



















Frederick, Md (KM) A lease agreement has been signed between the City of Frederick and the African-American Resources–Cultural Heritage Society. The organization will lease 3,200 square feet of the ground floor of the parking deck at 125 East All Saints Street beginning on December 1st, 2020.

The Society says it plans to build a heritage center dedicated to the memory of the history and influence of local African-Americans. Plans are for a permanent exhibit space; a multi-purpose center which will be suitable for a theater and meeting place; and research and archival facilities. It will also showcase artifacts and feature first-hand accounts of local African-American residents 90 and older.

“The African-American Resources–Cultural Heritage Society greatly appreciates the continued partnership with the City of Frederick. This is another  important milestone in making Mr. William O. Lee’s, Jr’s dream  a reality. We  look forward to the Heritage Center playing a major role in building lasting relationships and sharing the rich history of African-Americans in our community and beyond,” says David Key, President of the AARCH, in a statement.

Mr.William O. Lee is a former Alderman for the City of Frederick.

Under the ten-year lease, the Society will pay the city ten-dollars a year.



By Kevin McManus