Acclaimed plant stylist Hilton Carter comes to NMAAHC to celebrate the release of his new book Living Wild: How to Plant Style Your Home and Cultivate Happiness. Revealing his creative process, Carter’s book inspires readers to elevate their home decor and find joy in living wild. The discussion will also examine how Carter’s practice operates within an Afrofuturist framework and aesthetic, themes that are currently explored in the exhibition Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures. Denise Robinson Simms, Associate Director for External Affairs at NMAAHC, will moderate the conversation. Copies of the book will be for sale and signing courtesy of Smithsonian Books. Admission is free; however, registration is required.

District Day at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Tuesday, April 17; 10:00 a.m.

In coordination with the D.C. Office of African American Affairs, NMAAHC is hosting a District Day to celebrate DC Emancipation Day, which freed 3,000 enslaved Individuals in the nation’s capital. In the spirit of celebration, residents across the region (D.C., MD, and VA) are invited to the museum for a day filled with live performances, guided conversations, and a special District Day menu from the Sweet Home Café. Admission is free; however, registration is required.

Caregiver Conversations: Identity, Justice, and Activism in Childhood— A Book Discussion with Author Tiffany Jewell and Moderators Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond

Tuesday, April 18; 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET (Virtual)

Join us for a thoughtful virtual conversation about Identity, Justice, and Activism in childhood with nationally recognized educator and best-selling author Tiffany Jewell and children’s book authors Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond. In her newly released book, The Antiracist Kid, Tiffany empowers young readers to embark on their antiracist journeys. Admission is free; however, registration is required.

Virtual Cooking Demo and Conversation with Chef Jonny Rhodes

Saturday, April 29 (Streaming)

Join Chef Jonny Rhodes of Food Fight Farms and Broham Soul Food & Groceries and Dr. Ashley Young, Historian of the American Food History Project at the NMAAHC, for a cooking demonstration and lively discussion about the stories food can tell of how communities intersected in our past. Chef Jonny Rhodes is heavily influenced by the history of his hometown in Houston and has made it his mission to bring awareness to past injustices and how African Americans can be better equipped to live a self-sustaining lifestyle.

Food Fight Farms grows fresh produce with the specific intent of processing those goods into shelf-stable foods. The menu will showcase items that have been grown from seed and manufactured into products such as pickles, preserves, condiments and more. Registration is $20 and meal kit ingredients will be shipped frozen overnight to participants.

About the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Since opening Sept. 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has welcomed more than 8.5 million visitors. Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. For more information about the museum, visit, follow @NMAAHC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or call Smithsonian information at (202) 633-1000.