It all started with a signed Act of Congress in 2003. After much planning, the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. is a reality. It is officially open for visitors. The NMAAHC is the only museum that is dedicated to curating African American culture and history. Imagine looking at over 36,000 pieces of history that help tell the story of African American life in the United States. It’s an emotional experience!
This is a very important space and a great place to learn about important points in our history. This museum is a public space and open to anyone who wants to learn about African American history and culture. African American history is an important component to American History and culture.
Aside from the exhibits, the museum hosts events, screenings, panels, and workshops as per their event calendar. The Dedication and Grand Opening took place on September 24th and many influential people were in attendance. President Obama, Stevie Wonder, Will Smith, were some of the people on hand to make the opening a special one. Tickets to visit the museum are sold out through the end of the year. Tickets for January 2017 through March 2017 can be purchased here.