Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#OnThisDay in 2016, our museum first opened its doors to the public. Today, we commemorate 7 years as the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact not only on America but also the world.

We are grateful to every single visitor, volunteer, donor, contributor, builder, advocate, fellow, intern, community member, researcher, staffer and countless others who have made the pilgrimage to learn, invest and share in this constantly evolving story, preserving it for generations far beyond what we can imagine. This moment is only possible through your contributions and commitment. #APeoplesJourney#ANationsStory

📸 Rob Stewart/NMAAHC