GREAT MUSEUMS is at work documenting the creation of the last museum to be built on our National Mall. Construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (SNMAAHC) began in 2012. The new museum is scheduled to open in 2015.
In May 2013, GREAT MUSEUMS traveled to Edisto Island to document the physical acquisition of the slave cabin. The cabin was taken down board by board, catalogued and numbered, stacked, wrapped and loaded onto a flatbed trailer. The singing began as everyone present participated in the dismantling of the last wall.
Click to learn more the building of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Point of Pines Slave Cabin project.
Read about Oprah Winfrey’s support of the museum here in The New York Times.
THE FINAL WALL
MUSEUM RESOURCES STAFF AT WORK
THERESA JENKINS HILLIARD/b>
Owner, Museum Resources
Director, Low Country Africana