Wednesday, April 6, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Dr. John W. Franklin, Director of Partnerships and International Programs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian, will explore the subject of "The role of museums in addressing healing, history and culture."

September 24, 2016 will see the historic opening of the new museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. President Obama will cut the ribbon to open the doors to the public and commence a week-long celebration. The museum will be a place where everyone can explore the story of America through the lens of the African American experience. This forum provides an opportunity for the Richmond community to learn more about how our museums can be transformative places of healing and learning.

Also on the program are Dr. Sandra G. Treadway, Library of Virginia, William "Bill" Martin, The Valentine, and Dr. Christy Coleman, American Civil War Museum. 

Partners:
Library of Virginia
American Civil War Museum
Richmond Peace    Education Center
The Valentine
Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
 
The event is free and open to the public. Registration required.