A {Possible} New Museum in DC {The National Museum of the American People}

I don't know about you, but I adore all the mostly free museums in Washington, DC.  Even if you don't live near DC - like my family does - they are still a delight to visit when you are in the DC area. 

Guess what?  There is a possible new museum  that might be added to the line-up: The National Museum of the American People.  The new museum will focus on migration to America (the good ole' USA). Since my family immigrated to the USA in the early 1900s from Russia and Poland, I think the museum is well-needed as it takes tenacity and courage to make the voyage and in many cases, risk it all, to be on USA soil.  It is time to honor and recognize all those amazing, brave people.  Plus, get to know more about each other.

You can imagine launching a museum takes support from many stakeholders.  Want to help?  It's easy.  Choose as many options as you like to get involved.
  1. Sign the petition to support the museum. I just did and it literally took 25 seconds to complete.  You can even link to Facebook to encourage your friends to support this neat museum.
  2. Like the museum on Facebook or follow the museum on Twitter.
  3. Visit the museum's blog I love the Photo Friday feature. 
  4. Subscribe to the museum's up-and-coming YouTube channel.
  5. Write a letter to your representative asking them to support "House Congressional Resolution 63" which will study the establishment of the museum.
  6. Get crafty!  Have all the kids in your neighborhood or classroom make "heritage hands" - with their name, age and heritage(s) on them (example below).  Click here for the template.  Complete the hands and send by April 20th, 2012 to:
Professor Gemma Puglisi
American University
School of Communication
Mary Graydon Center Room 300
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Isn't this fun?  We all can get involved and help procure a new museum in DC.



PS - Thank you, Cousin Kathy, for working so hard with your classmates to support this well-needed museum.