Project Row Houses Journeys to Washington, D.C. for Special Tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Project Row Houses Journeys to Washington, D.C. for Special Tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Part of the PRH 25th Anniversary Celebration, tour takes attendees to the nation’s capital for four days of special discussions, sight-seeing 

WHAT:
Project Row Houses (PRH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people and enriching communities through engagement, art and direct action, will be leading a special tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. from August 2–5, 2018.

The museum’s collection includes a permanent display on Project Row Houses as well as work by founding artist Floyd Newsum. While at the museum, attendees will meet with staff for special discussions on the development of the museum and its important role in the national conversation. Newly opened in 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum dedicated to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.

While visiting the nation’s capital, attendees will enjoy sight-seeing and visit other iconic sites, including the 11th Street Bridge Project and the National Portrait Gallery.

Now in its 25th year, PRH was a thought experiment conceived by an extraordinary group of artists who have been active in the Houston community, especially the Third Ward, for decades. The trip to Washington, D.C. is a part of PRH’s year-long celebration for this milestone anniversary.

To learn more about the remainder of the special events and activities planned, please visit: https://projectrowhouses.org/press-releases/project-row-houses-celebrates-its-25th-anniversary

WHERE:              
Washington D.C.

WHEN:                
Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 5, 2018

TICKETS:              
$1,500. Registration includes airfare, meals, and hotel accommodations.  

To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/2IYJNdM

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ABOUT PROJECT ROW HOUSES (PRH)

PRH is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. It engages neighbors, artists, and enterprises in collective creative action to help materialize sustainable opportunities in marginalized communities.

PRH occupies a significant footprint in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. The site encompasses five city blocks and houses 39 structures that serve as home base to a variety of community enriching initiatives, art programs, and neighborhood development activities. PRH programs touch the lives of under resourced neighbors, young single mothers with the ambition of a better life for themselves and their children, small enterprises with the drive to take their businesses to the next level, and artists interested in using their talents to understand and enrich the lives of others. Although PRH’s African-American roots are planted deeply in Third Ward, the work of PRH extends far beyond the borders of a neighborhood in transition. The PRH model for art and social engagement applies not only to Houston, but also to diverse communities around the world.