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National Museum of African American History and Culture - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 53.462 W 077° 01.965
18S E 323703 N 4306649
Quick Description: The newest Smithsonian Museum to open on the National Mall did so in 2016.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 4/6/2019 8:42:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM10BCJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003. The museum's building, collaboratively designed by Freelon Group, Adjaye Associates and Davis Brody Bond, is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It has close to 37,000 objects in its collection related to such subjects as community, family, the visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and segregation.[2] The museum has about 85,000 square feet of exhibition space with 12 exhibitions, 13 different interactives with 17 stations, and 183 videos housed on five floors.

Early efforts to establish a federally owned museum featuring African-American history and culture can be traced to 1915, although the modern push for such an organization did not begin until the 1970s. After years of little success, a much more serious legislative push began in 1988 that led to authorization of the museum in 2003. A site was selected in 2006. The museum opened September 24, 2016, in a ceremony led by U.S. President Barack Obama."
Building Address:
1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560


Is it open to the general public?: yes

When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 1/1/2016

What is the name of this building?: National Museum of African American History and Culture

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