" Set against the dramatic backdrop of the U.S. Capitol building on the National Mall, the museum?s location symbolizes a deeper understanding and reconciliation between America?s first citizens and those who have come to make these shores their home. The opening of NMAI on the National Mall marks an unprecedented cultural achievement as Native Americans from North, Central, and South America realize a long-awaited dream to share and honor their vibrant cultures with visitors from throughout the world.
The museum?s Grand Opening will include numerous activities during a week of festivities marking this historic event. We invite everyone to come celebrate with us at the museum?s Grand Opening, and encourage visitors to make the National Museum of the American Indian the first stop on their cultural journey through the nation?s capital. "
> See the museum website for more info
Added by gu20 on July 9, 2004