African American History Museum recent news

Preservation Guide booklet Although they have no building yet, the new National Museum of African American History and Culture is busy with some terrific programming. 

Among their recent initiatives is Save Our African American Treasures: A National Collections Initiative of Discovery and Preservation. It’s a collaboration among cultural institutions, community leaders, and the public to preserve and collect African American material culture.  This initiative, in the form of public workshops, hopes to stimulate preservation activity nationwide, and help people identify and preserve objects of historical and cultural significance.   

The program debuted in January 2008 in Chicago.  In July, it travels to Los Angeles affiliate, the Japanese American National Museum.  They have created a wonderful Preservation Guide to give practical tips on conserving a home collection – everything from photographs to textiles to metal.  Look for it at the Affiliations Conference!           






Affiliations @ AAM

All staff of affiliate museums are invited to join us for a reception in Colorado, during the annual meeting of the American Association of Museums.  Invitation below.  We hope to see you! 

Smithsonian Affiliations cordially invites you to
An Evening at the Littleton Historical Museum:
History, Art & Fun on the Farms  

a reception for staff of Affiliate museums
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Littleton Historical Society
6028 South Gallup Street, Littleton, CO
*multiple roundtrip shuttles will be available to/from
the Denver Convention Center & the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
(confirmation and schedule to follow)

RSVP by April 21 to Aaron Glavas, Affiliations Coordinator; 202.633.5309

Affiliations and other invited Smithsonian staff
look forward to meeting you there!

An Affiliate since 2003, the reception’s host, the Littleton Historical Society, invites attendees to tour its museum complex, including a recently-expanded main building with galleries devoted to the history, art, and culture of Littleton, and two living history farms on a verdant 15-acre site. Littleton is 10 miles south of Denver, incorporated in 1872 along the South Platte River. Step back in time as you stroll along the banks of Ketring Lake and visit with costumed historic site interpreters on the 1860 and 1890 living history farms.