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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on September 24, 2016

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on September 24, 2016. The Exelon Foundation is proud to support the National Museum of African American History and Culture as a Founding Donor. The museum’s exhibition and programming will use African American history, culture and community as a lens for developing a richer understanding of American and world history. The museum’s 12 inaugural exhibitions feature a collection of nearly 40,000 artifacts dating from the 17th century to modern times. Highlights include an open-cockpit biplane used to train World War II Tuskegee Airmen; Louis Armstrong’s Selmer trumpet, c.1939; and a lace shawl given to underground railroad conductor Harriet Tubman by England’s Queen Victoria.