Preserving our Collective History

Project led by TablerTown People of Color Museum

About the project.

This project is the culmination of over 17 years of David Butcher’s efforts in concert with a variety of community organizations and partners to create a vision toward securing and sustaining the future of TablerTown to preserve the legacy of the history of his family.  

The Tablertown People of Color Museum is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving cultural artifacts and history to ensure that the history of people of color is represented accurately to break down stereotypes and increase pride in family lineage. Curator David Butcher is a direct descendent of the Tablers.  David wants to ensure that his family’s history, a history that is reflective of our shared and collective history, continues to be shared.  

Your financial gifts will have a tremendous impact on The People of Color Museum’s ability to adequately protect and preserve irreplaceable 19th-century artifacts that tell the story of the legacy of Appalachian diversity. The funding will also provide David with resources and equipment to engage communities and youth on and off-site of TablerTown. The artifacts and engagement are key in ensuring that the history of people of color is represented accurately. 

FAO staff comments.

Organizations in Appalachian Ohio, like the TablerTown People of Color Museum have access to nine times fewer philanthropic resources compared to the rest of the state. This significantly impacts the preservation and education of Appalachian Ohio history, especially for people of color. This projects seeks to preserve artifacts integral to Black Appalachian Ohio history.

Project Status
Areas of Investment
Arts & Culture
Funds Raised

Funding will support the preservation of artifacts telling the story of Appalachian diversity.

Benefits 3 counties
  • Athens
  • Morgan
  • Washington

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