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Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC)

4519 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722
(301) 809-0440
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    The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center at North Brentwood, Inc. (PGAAMCC) aspires to become recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative approach to the documentation, interpretation, preservation and presentation of local and regional African American history and culture. The museum will be constructed on a 2.5-acre site in North Brentwood, Maryland, the first municipality in Prince George’s County incorporated by African American citizens. During the development phase, the Gallery will display exhibitions and will be used in conjunction with office space for Education and Public Programs, community events, small privtate functions, meetings, ect. The Galley will re-open in February 2014 at 4519 Rhode Island Avenue. "The idea of a Prince George’s County-based African American cultural institution was developed in the late 1990s by the North Brentwood Historical Society, the Friends of North Brentwood, and the determined leadership of former Mayor Lillian K. Beverly. Our presence in Gallery 110 at the Gateway Arts Center is the result of support from elected and appointed officials, as well as the dedication of passionate board members. Our goal in this space is to create an intimate encounter with African American culture that will inform and shape our planning of the permanent structure a few blocks away."