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Informative, inspirational

Even though this museum consists of one room, our family (note: we are history buffs) spent one and... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2017
C H
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Toronto, Canada
Educational and inspiring.

I visited the CKBHS in spring from London, ON and found it to be wonderful. I'm of the opinion that... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
Jared M
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The Black Mecca Museum is a Black History Museum in the heart of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Located in close proximity to Downtown Chatham, The Black Mecca Museum tells the story from Slavery, the Underground Railroad and Life in Chatham. The...more
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177 King St E, Chatham, Chatham-Kent, Ontario N7M 3N1, Canada
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Even though this museum consists of one room, our family (note: we are history buffs) spent one and a half hours here. Very detailed information presented in an accessible way. The highlight for me was John Brown's gun! We also bought a pamphlet that outlines...More

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Chatham-Kent Bl... H, Executive Director-Curator at Black Mecca Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

John Brown's gun is my favourite item to. It's remarkable how close to a historical movement it makes you feel!

Reviewed August 1, 2017

I visited the CKBHS in spring from London, ON and found it to be wonderful. I'm of the opinion that black history, in particular, black local history should be taught in schools. The work that the society does is crucial to our understanding of history...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

I had the opportunity to tour the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society museum recently in Chatham. An articulate young host -Tom something- provided some insight and interesting anecdotal information, culminating in an offsite visit to BME Freedom Park. One of the many features of the park...More

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Chatham-Kent Bl... H, Owner at Black Mecca Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Thanks for Visiting! We are glad to hear our Summer Students are doing a great job.

Reviewed August 1, 2017

Striving for excellence, this museum has a dedicated staff who strive to make your visit both informative and memorable. Knowledgeable staff can assist in your search for ancestors using their growing database and library. The room is full of local black history. Group tours are...More

2  Thank Janet V
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

I found the Mecca Museum inside the Woodstock Institute on King Street. Inside, a well done presentation that is a must for anyone who visits Chatham.

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Chatham-Kent Bl... H, Executive Director-Curator at Black Mecca Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2017

Thank you for visiting! We hope you enjoyed your visit - if you're ever in again, we recommend taking our Walking Tour to get a more in depth look at the neighbourhood many Blacks in Chatham called and continue to call home.

Reviewed October 24, 2016

So happy I visited this museum. I couldn't believe how many historical artifacts they had. Great pictures also. It really was like stepping back and getting an idea of how Chatham was. The people who wor ked there were also very friendly and helpful. Definitely...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2016

Although the museum staff were not present on the Saturday I visited, someone at the front desk of the Wookstock Institute let me in and turned on on all the lanterns for me. I spent about 45minutes reading about the artifacts and was fascinated by...More

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Chatham-Kent Bl... H, Executive Director - Curator at Black Mecca Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

I'm so sorry we missed you - but super glad the front desk staff was able to turn everything on for you! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit - next time you're in the area stop in and see our extensive archives in...More

Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

It was great to hear about the local community and buildings, while putting them in both a historical and modern context.

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Chatham-Kent Bl... H, Executive Director-Curator at Black Mecca Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Black Mecca Museum. Stay tuned for new displays being put together in the Museum before next Summer!

Reviewed May 6, 2016

Went to the Chatham Kent Black Historical Society on Monday. I was surprised how much information they could fit into such a small space. Spoke with the both women who work there. Very informative and interesting to see. For sure recommend every one makes a...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2016

I visited the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society on my lunch break and took a self-guided tour. It was perfect for what I was looking for and the amount of information available on site was incredible. I received great customer service and the employees were very...More

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Chatham-Kent Bl... H, Executive Director at Black Mecca Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2016

Hi carleecar, thank you so much for stopping in to the museum. We are extremely glad you enjoyed your learning experience! We are hoping to open a new exhibit for our Churches later this year, hope you'll stop back in then to see something new!!

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