Women's History Month

Did you know that International Women's day is celebrated on March 8th and the first International Women's Day was held on March 19, 1911?

Learn more about Women's History Month here.

Museum Advocacy Day 2015

On Feb. 23-24 over 250 museum advocates from around the country gathered in Washington, D.C. to make the case to Congress that museums are essential.

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What a great way to start of Women’s History Month! Congratulations Sistah Joy!

The Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center would like to congratulate Sistah Joy for being selected by Grace Cavalieri, a nationally recognized literary giant and Dan Murano as the March 2015 Featured Poet on their literary blog series.

Click on the links below to learn more about her work as a poet, and to also read 4 of her poems.



Standalone page: http://danmurano.com/poetry/sistah-joy

Website: http://www.sistahjoy.com/

Email: Poetsistahjoy@aol.com

If you are interested in her books, her name appears in literary registries as J. Joy Matthews Alford, or you may contact her directly by reply email. For persons connected with businesses, churches, schools, literary or community-based organizations, please make note that April is National Poetry Month.  She would be happy to speak with you about being a guest speaker or featured artist at an event during the month of April or at any time throughout the year.

Transforming Anew Perspectives of Black Men Exhibit Opening

Join us this Saturday, February 28th from 6 - 8 pm for the opening of our newest exhibit, Transforming Anew Perspectives in Black Men featuring the artwork of Chanel Compton, Nehemiah Dixon and David Ibata.

Location: PGAAMCC

4519 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD 20722

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PGAAMCC at Museum Advocacy Day on Capital Hill with AAM and Maryland Museums! We Represented!!

POSTPONED: Transforming Anew Exhibit Opening

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Due to inclement weather, the opening for the Transforming Anew Exhibit has be postponed to Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6 PM to 8 PM.

Tune into PGCTV on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays @ 1:15 PM for an airing of the PGAAMCC Documentary, "A Space of Their Own"

The 16-min PGAAMCC documentary, “A Space of Their Own” featuring Mayor Beverly, our very own, Dr. Jacqueline F. Brown (“The Real Queen B”), Laurence Winston and the mayors of first five historic African-American towns in Prince George’s County will air for the rest of the month of February on PGCTV on Tuesdays, Thursday, and Friday’s at 1:15pm.

Museum-in-a-Box Presentation at the Fairwood Branch Old Line Bank

Old Line Bank, Inc. and PGAAMCC proudly presents a unique opportunity for you and your family to 'Celebrate history - Art & Culture in Prince George's County!!

Join us for a "Museum-in-a-box presentation entitled, "The war of 1812: The Life and Times of Charles Ball, Once Slave and Soldier." Enjoy an examination of historical artifacts and arts and crafts during this interactive workshop.Fairwood Branch Event Flier

Date: February 21, 2015

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM


Fairwood Branch

12100 Annapolis Road, Suite 1

Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Sponsored by Old Line Bank, Inc.:


North Brentwood Public Art Project

If you can brave the brisk weather this season, try to enjoy a nice walk or drive around Historic North Brentwood while learning history!

PGAAMCC presents 4 public art installations that celebrates the history, art, and culture of North Brentwood; the first Historically Black Township of Prince George's County. The public art is located at the Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center (PGAAMCC), Baby Dee's Guest Club, Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center, and the Gateway CDC.

Public Art Locations:
Mural 1: Title: Nicholas, Location: PGAAMCC, 4519 Rhode Island Avenue
Mural 2: Title: Play that Song, Mr. Ellington Location: Baby Dees, 4516 41st Avenue
Mural 3: Title: For Our Generation, Location: Gwendolyn Britt, 4009 Wallace Road
Mural 4: Title: Our Hands will Rejoice, Build, & Shelter, Location: Gateway CDC, 4102 Webster St

Artwork produced by our very own Educational Director and prolific, muralist, Chanel Compton.

This project is sponsored by Art Lives Here and Gatweway Community Development Corporation.

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Celebrating the Legacy of MLK, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday was first observed as a national holiday in 1986. However, his life had become a fixed part of American mythology for years prior to that. Dr. King helped expand the rights of many African Americans; his victories touched the lives of other minorities, and for many whites who welcomed the change his leadership brought, King’s life seemed mythological even as he lived it. He is celebrated as a hero not only for the legislation he enabled, but for his articulation of dreams and hopes shared by many during an era of upheaval and change.

For many born after his death, Dr. King is known best for his "I Have a Dream" speech which reflects this spirit and was delivered in 1963, at the height of his fame. The federal holiday, celebrated on the third Monday in January, commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, who articulated the progressive, human hope of the early 1960s.

Honor Dr. King’s legacy through a day of service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of each of our beloved communities. We support Dr. King’s belief in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encourage all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of nonviolence to make this country a better place to live.