The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. As a research division of The New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center features diverse programming and collections spanning over 11 million items that illuminate the richness of global black history, arts, and culture.
History Colorado Cafecitos (2020): History Colorado is delighted to announce an inventive and special series of “Cafecitos” to welcome our newest exhibit Hecho en Colorado. Join us on one of these carefully curated intimate tours for groups of ten or fewer on Friday mornings. Meet us in our lobby for some coffee and socialization and then experience a guided tour by the founder of the Latino Cultural Arts Center and exhibit curator, Adrianna Abarca. The brand new exhibit will feature art from Chicano, Mexican, and Native artists from across the state. Cafecitos are ideal for community, family and small groups seeking intimate ways to learn and share experiences together. Singles are welcome to sign-up as well and join on one of these tours.