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WHO WE ARE

Mission and Memory

The National Museum of American Reconciliation is our nation’s living memorial and preeminent research institution dedicated to exploring the meaning of the events of April 19, 2030 and beyond. Currently under construction in Washington, D.C, the museum will be a permanent home for the art, artifacts, and oral histories that emerged from the ashes of that day.


Our goals are to:

  • Preserve and protect historical records for the American public and future generations of Americans.

  • Honor the memories of those who perished and uphold the dignity of those who survived.

  • Encourage all Americans to be beacons for justice in a rapidly changing world.

  • Celebrate the triumph of human resilience.

  • Acknowledge and affirm our eternal American optimism.

 

STAFF

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

  • Dr. Alicia LaPointe-Smith, Acting Director

  • Ellen Laipson, Chair, Community Conversations


HISTORY AND SCHOLARSHIP

  • Renee Calarco, Chief Curator

  • Joe Calarco, Chief Historian

  • Dr. Frank Mancino, Director Emeritus, Office of Curatorial Affairs

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

  • Jordan Friend, Director, Theater and Performance Media

  • Jon Jon Johnson, Associate Director, Theater and Performance Media

  • Jade Brooks-Bartlett, Chief, Production Management

  • Paola Vanessa Losada, Chief, Stage Management

  • Paige Washington, Chief, House Management

  • Stevie Zimmerman, Resident Director

  • Gregory Keng Strasser, Chief, Media, Logistics, Planning


PERFORMANCE AND HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION

  • Dylan Arredondo

  • Michael Crowley

  • Katie Culligan
    Jessica Lefkow

  • Frank Mancino

  • David Minton

  • Mary Myers

  • Reginald Richard

  • Valerie Adams Rigsbee

  • Shaquille Stewart

  • Andrew Scott Zimmer

  • Miranda Zola


ACQUISTIONS & EXHIBITIONS

  • Dean Leong, Director, Exhibit Design

  • Jeannette Christensen, Director, Textiles and Clothing Conservation


DEVELOPMENT

  • Jordan Friend, Director, Major Gifts and Individual Giving


MULTIMEDIA

  • Gregory Keng Strasser, Director

 

FOUNDERS & BOARD

We are eternally grateful to our founders—those individuals whose support continues to make a difference in the vitality of The National Museum of American Reconciliation:

  • Bob Bartlett

  • Allyson Currin

  • Caleen Sinnette Jennings

  • Jojo Ruf

  • Gwydion Suilebhan

We also thank our Board of Directors:

  • Tara Sonenshine- Chair

  • Peggy Heller

  • Jim Mahady

  • Ellen Laipson

  • Nick Torres

 

YOU

COMMUNITY CURATORS

The National Museum of American Reconciliation is only as strong as the memories of those who share them. By sharing your personal stories and memories of April 19, 2030, you will contribute immeasurably to American scholarship and research.


In the spirit of public memory, we encourage you to become a community curator.

If you would like to contribute a personal story or artifact related to the events of April 19, 2030 or the years leading up to that, please email our chief curator Renee Calarco. She will contact you to schedule a follow-up conversation and make donation plans.

 

DONATE TO OUR MUSEUM TODAY

The National Museum of American Reconciliation belongs to all of us. Your donation will help to build an enduring monument to memory—a place for all Americans to learn, reflect, and ponder the strength and resilience of the American spirit.


To make a tax-deductible donation, please click below.

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