Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Votaw Colony Museum Inc

  • Richmond, CA
  • www.votawcolony.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

VCMI resurrects the history of the almost forgotten African American colonists to Kansas during the last nineteenth century. We do so by bringing into dialogue with the present generation. As one of our volunteers aptly described, "The ancestors are calling for this."

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

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Mr. Nat Fitz

Keywords

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Public history, Exodusters, African American, museum, reconnection

EIN

74-3056999

Also Known As

VCMI

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Commemorative Events (A84)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Hosting biennial Reconnection public history events, 2-day events with workshops, concerts, tours, banquet, reconnecting current day descendants of the black colonists. We also are in the planning stages of developing a museum in Coffeyville, KS, site of the former Votaw Colony.

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Votaw Colony Museum Inc

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Principal Officer

Mr. Nat Fitz

BIO

Retired from Bay Area Urban League where he was the director of housing for 13 years. He worked with HUD providing default and delinquincy training for homeowners. Descendant of an Exoduster who settled in Votaw Colony. Presently, Board VP, Neighborhood House, Richmond, CA.

Governance

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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