Year of 2017

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

We celebrate the first day of Black History Month with a glimpse of the newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution Museums in Washington, DC. The idea for a national museum of African American history and culture dates at least to 1915, but serious effort at the federal level began in the 1970s and construction on the space began in 2012. The opening ceremonies took place on September 24, 2016, and included a speech by President Obama.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003. The museum’s building, designed by David Adjaye, is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. It has close to 37,000 objects in its collection related to such subjects as community, family, the visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and segregation.
Address: 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560
Phone: (844) 750-3012
Established: Dec 19, 2003
Floors: 2
Architect: David Adjaye