The National Museum of African American History and Culture's collection includes more than 35,000 objects relating to African American history, slavery, segregation, civil rights, arts, religion, philosophy and psychology – you name it, it’s there! You will be touched, sometimes saddened, but ultimately inspired! 100 years in the making (first endeavor in 1915) it was a hard-fought and complicated project. The NMAAHC was established as a Smithsonian Institution in 2003; in 2016, the building, designed by the celebrated architect Sir David Adjaye, opened in a ceremony led by U.S. President Barack Obama. When visiting the museum, you will see what you've learned in a brighter light and discover many new things as well. Also, you can take part in various educational programs, share your experience in a film booth, listen to lectures, and watch movies, Don't miss the comfort food Sweet Home Cafe to taste history!