A grand re-opening for the museum is being held on Monday, but this weekend the new location in Northwest, D.C. is hosting a series of discussions on topics ranging from teaching the Civil War to women in the civil rights movement. And today, the museum is hosting a film festival.
?The original African American Civil War Museum opened on U Street in 1999 near the Africa American Civil War Memorial. Its new location on Vermont Avenue provides about 5,000 square feet after a $5 million renovation. The original location only had about 700 square feet. The new museum also includes a media center and research area.