The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington celebrates the African American Journey to Freedom, providing a focal point exhibit on Arlington’s Freedman’s Village and contributions made by its residents and their descendants to local and national history.
Formally a “Museum without walls,” the BHMA was founded to celebrate the African American journey to freedom in Arlington County.
At the heart of the BHMA mission is the story of Freedmen’s Village. To date, the Museum Board has commissioned a model of the village, which is now part of a cosponsored exhibit on slave’s life at Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Board also sponsors a lecture series, an oral history program, and a walking tour brochure.
The ultimate goal of the BHMA is the establishment of a physical museum with space for permanent and temporary exhibits.