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.
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
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
Valerie Adams Rigsbee
Andrew Scott Zimmer
ACQUISTIONS & EXHIBITIONS
Dean Leong, Director, Exhibit Design
Jeannette Christensen, Director, Textiles and Clothing Conservation
Jordan Friend, Director, Major Gifts and Individual Giving
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:
Caleen Sinnette Jennings
We also thank our Board of Directors:
Tara Sonenshine- Chair
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.