The Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) was founded in order to celebrate and inspire the community through the cultivation, preservation and presentation of the cultural and artistic contributions of African Americans in Prince George's County, Maryland.
We stand at the intersection of possibilities, realities and transformation as we kick off our 10th anniversary, championing community uplift and conscious raising around the black experience.
Our vision is to be recognized as a national and international model for innovative documentation, interpretation, presentation, and preservation of Black American history, art, social justice and culture locally and globally. We believe in the power of inclusivity. We value openness and transparency in all interactions and extend our embrace to all. In a world in which the ‘virtual’ often competes with the ‘actual,’ we value the real thing.
Our stewardship of material objects in our care gives voice to the community we represent and reflects our long history and culture of caring. ‘Real’ experiences and ‘real’ objects possess a power no representation, however precise and thoughtful, can ever express.
We value innovation and forward thinking and create our plans with bold vision. We nurture creative expression in all its forms and foster curiosity, exploration and a spirit of playfulness in our staff, our guests, and our partners. We link innovation and creativity with intellectual rigor and a profound respect for scholarship.