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The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where exhibitions and public programs will inspire and educate generations to come.

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NMAAHC Welcome Center is Open!

Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture Welcome Center to learn about our programs, exhibitions, collections, and the building design.

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Iconic Artifacts Installed!

On November 17, 2013 we installed the first artifacts at the NMAAHC construction site. The Jim Crow Railway Car and Angola Prison Guard Tower will tell powerful stories in the inaugural exhibition on segregation.

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Changing America

Our current exhibition is now open at the NMAAHC gallery at the National Museum of American History

Dec. 14, 2012 - Sep. 7, 2014

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Sign Up Today for Our Signature Classroom Treasures Program

We are pleased to offer this object-based, standards-related program that will focus on primary resources and preserving family histories.

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Visiting the Gallery

Our gallery at the National Museum of American History is open seven days a week from 10am to 5:30pm, everyday except December 25.



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Recent Blog Posts

NMAAHC Celebrates Marian Anderson’s 75th Concert Anniversary With New Exhibition Marion Anderson’s 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert ensemble is on display now in our NMAAHC gallery.

Building a Museum Collection from Scratch NMAAHC is the first Smithsonian museum to build its own collection from scratch.

Lonnie Bunch talks to NBC’s TODAY Show NMAAHC Director talks to NBC’s TODAY Show about the progress of the museum.