Saturday, February 24, 6:00PM
A Museum for the Ages. DCW50 chronicles the history of a museum that has made history. DCW50’s “Living Black History” chronicles why and how the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) came to be. Doors opened to the critically-acclaimed museum in the fall of 2016. The original expectation and hope for daily attendance was 3,000 people a day. More than a year later, the daily attendance exceeds 8,000. DCW50’s “Living Black History” special looks back at the early attempts to create a museum of African American History. Guests include Founding Director Lonnie Bunch, who shares the challenges he encountered in creating this enormously popular Washington, DC attraction. The show also explores some behind-the-scenes stories including how an historic “Jim Crow” train car was lowered into the museum at the very beginning of construction.