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 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.
This website provides an interactive forum where students and teachers, residents of northern Virginia, tourists, and other interested individuals can all obtain a better understanding of African American history in Arlington County.
In return for your sponsorship (at whatever level you choose) you will be presented with a letter of thanks as well as an acknowledgement certificate with a Federal Tax ID number for your tax-deductible donation.
2611 Columbia Pike - Arlington, VA 22204