Child working on an art project in the museum's Education Center


There are many ways to explore the lives of presidents, activists, renegades, artists, writers, and other Americans who have a place in our national story. Our programs enable visitors to engage with these individuals and their stories through tours, artist talks, family programs and much more. Along the way, we hope you are inspired to reflect on your own story too.

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Painted portrait of W.E.B Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois by Winold Reiss, circa 1925
A teacher at the University of Pennsylvania before founding the NAACP