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National History is Tremendous – Local History Matters too!

Exploring national history is tremendous, but learning about local African American heroes and sheroes is just as impactful.  As you are planning your holiday schedule with family and friends, enjoy a day at the museum learning about local African American History and Culture.  The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center has a series of exhibits and tours for the entire family to enjoy!  Schedule your tour today or stop by during our Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday – 10am-5pm. 

 

History Exhibitions

Sharing Our Stories: Treasures From the Museum’s Collection is an exhibition featuring art and artifacts from the Museum’s collection.  The exhibit features a variety of donated objects since the Museum began its collection program in 2011.  Through this program the Museum has collected over 1,000 objects including the call letters from Radio One’s headquarters building when it was located in Prince George’s County to the papers of an African American Soldier in World War I.  At its core this exhibition is a collection of stories and objects about the rich history and culture of Prince George’s County and its residents.

 

Footsteps from North Brentwood is an exhibition about Prince George’s County’s oldest African-American incorporated town. The exhibit was presented by the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum in 1996 and features information, documents, pictures, interviews, and memorabilia about the history of North Brentwood. The exhibition was donated to the Museum in 2010 and the content of the exhibit was organized by the North Brentwood Historical Society.

 

Arts Exhibitions

Through Their Eyes-Art, Education and Influence:

Creative Expressions Inspired by Prince George’s County CVPA Alumni

October 12, 2016 -January 31, 2017

Showcases the work of select alumni of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Programs at Suitland and Northwestern High Schools. “Through Their Eyes” celebrates the achievements of our County’s brightest artistic talents while also advocating for arts education as an integral part of the learning process.

 

Note: We will be Closed Saturday December 23rd

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