Update from the Smithsonian’s newest museum

NMAAHC  Kudos to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the launch of their new website, reviewed today in the Washington Post.  You’ll find details on their collaborations, curricula for teachers, their ambitious Folkways Recordings project, and exhibition and collections planning. 

NMAAHC has several exciting initatives too, including Save Our African American Treasures: A National Collections Initiative which encourages community participants to look in their attics, closets, and basements and consider the American stories their personal treasures tell.  Read one of Lonnie Bunch’s (the founding director) memories in the Museum’s Virtual Memory Book, a place where web visitors may link their histories, stories, thoughts and ideas to museum offerings as well to memories contributed by other visitors.

Be sure to sign up for electronic updates to keep abreast of the Museum’s exhibitions and programs, and of course, the realization of their physical site on the Mall.