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National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases Opening Year Annual Report

November 29, 2018

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture released today its 2017 Annual Report, highlighting key stories and achievements from the museum’s first full year of operation in its new building. The report can be viewed at nmaahc.si.edu/about/annual-reports

About the National Museum of African American History and Culture   
Since opening Sept. 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has welcomed nearly 4.5 million visitors. Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. For more information about the museum, visit nmaahc.si.edu, follow @NMAAHC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat—or call Smithsonian information at (202) 633-1000.

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.