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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Countdown to an Opening: A Forum with Dr. John Franklin
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Time: Noon–2:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, Free and open to the public but registration is required. http://us.iofc.org/forum-series

Free and open to the public but registration is required. http://us.iofc.org/forum-series
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 role of museums in addressing healing, history, and culture. Also taking part in the program are Dr. Sandra G. Treadway, the Librarian of Virginia; William “Bill” Martin, director of the Valentine; and Dr. Christy Coleman, co-CEO of the American Civil War Museum.
September 24, 2016, will see the historic opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian on the National Mall in Washington, DC. 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 the Richmond community the opportunity to learn more about the museum and discover how Richmond's story is part of the narrative.