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(l-r) David J. Skorton, Smithsonian Secretary; Fleur Paysour, public affairs; Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the NMAAHC.

(l-r) David J. Skorton, Smithsonian Secretary; Fleur Paysour, public affairs; Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the NMAAHC.

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A dream 100 years in the making

National Museum of African American History & Culture Opens September 24 in D.C.

Beginning Friday, a three-day music festival held at Washington Mall marks the occasion and President Obama will deliver remarks at the dedication ceremony. The journey to NMAAHC’s opening being in 2003 and now the museum owns nearly 37,000 objects with more than 3,00 on display.