Press Conference to Announce Details of National Museum of African American History Grand Opening

Style Magazine Newswire | 9/6/2016, 1:27 p.m.
More than 150,000 visitors expected to attend the official grand opening ceremonies of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than 150,000 visitors expected to attend the official grand opening ceremonies of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Therefore, in order to coordinate satellite events and distribute accurate and detailed public information on the extensive activities and logistics, a DC Host Committee has been created. The Host Committee will hold a press conference on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. to give full details of events leading up to and during the Sept. 24 official opening ceremonies. Information will include a list of surrounding activities, including a Welcoming Party for the new museum, to be held at the The African American Civil War Memorial.

WHO: Dr. Frank Smith, co/host of the DC Hosting Committee and founding director, African American Civil War Memorial Museum; and Mr. Chuck Hicks, co-host, DC Host Committee. Also attending the press conference will be John Franklin, director of partnerships, National Museum of African American History.

WHAT: Press conference to clarify logistics, security, transportation questions and give full details on the grand opening ceremonies of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 and full details of all satellite activities; including the welcoming festivities at The African American Civil War Memorial, watch parties, concerts, festivals and receptions along U Street and other parts of DC.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

TIME: 11 a.m.

WHERE: African American Civil War Memorial Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC, 20001

National Museum of African American History

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.

The African American Civil War Memorial

The African American Civil War Memorial allows the nation to finally pay tribute to the gallant acts of the African American soldiers of the Civil War, who answered when America called for help. These troops brought an end to slavery and reunited a torn country. The nation deserves an opportunity to honor their sacrifices.

For more infoormtion, visit www.afroamcivilwar.org