Monthly archives for September, 2016

D.C. History Moments at NMAAHC: Historical Society Staff Attend Behind-the-Scenes Preview

D.C. History Moments at NMAAHC: Historical Society Staff Attend Behind-the-Scenes Preview

To prepare for the opening of theĀ National Museum of African American History and CultureĀ (NMAAHC), the museum hosted a behind-the-scenes preview on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The long anticipated opening of NMAAHC will be the Smithsonian Institution’s 19th museum. The Historical Society was honored to participate in to NMAAHC’s media preview; below are images from our […]

How the African American Museum’s Founding Director Navigated the Pressure

How the African American Museum’s Founding Director Navigated the Pressure

By Jonetta Rose Barras | Washington City Paper, September 16, 2016 Read Jonetta Rose Barras’ article.

Lonnie Bunch’s 10-Year Journey to Found a National Museum Dedicated to African-American Culture

Lonnie Bunch’s 10-Year Journey to Found a National Museum Dedicated to African-American Culture

By Jacqueline Woodson | Vanity Fair, September 2016 Read Jacqueline Woodson’s article.