Celebrating 30 years!
Plan your visit now
This history is more important than ever. We remain seriously committed to the safety of our guests and staff and to sharing the stories that changed our nation. We invite you to be a change maker. Schedule your visit the National Civil Rights Museum.
Call for Artifacts
The museum will highlight its transformations in a 30th Anniversary exhibition opening this fall. The public is invited to donate or loan photos, artifacts, news clippings, documents, textiles or other items that feature key people and events in the museum’s life.
This is the first time the event will engage a live, on-site audience experience and a global virtual audience via livestream. This year is a double celebration with the 30th anniversary for both the museum and the Freedom Award. Join us October 14.
Past Virtual Events
Small But Mighty Story time
Since 2017, the Museum has presented its Small but Mighty Storytime for Young Activists and Families. With the recent pandemic, the museum’s Education Department is delivering this program online with virtual book readings by museum K-12 Educator, Dory Lerner. The sessions are a time to explore new interests, discover exciting places, and learn history while at home and engage young minds. Dory will introduce principles of nonviolence and peace, encourage friendship and discuss activism. As she reads stories aloud and demonstrates fun activities, her goal is to realize the potential in young listeners to help make the world a better place.
At the Lorraine Newsletter
Spring 2021 – We reopened to the public on March 1 after closing at the end of 2020. We are operating with limited capacity, with the hopes of increasing visitors gradually through the summer, our peak season. We continue to provide our visitors and staff with a safe environment by practicing social distancing, wearing face masks and sanitizing throughout the day. Learn our new hours of operation and make a reservation to visit at www. civilrightsmuseum.org/visit.
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