Programs

MUSEUM PROGRAMS

Our museum offers many different programs throughout the week. We have specific programs that occur on a frequent basis, and independent events, Pricing differs depending on each event. Visit the upcoming events to find out more about independent events.

Upcoming Events

Museum Tours
Gallery

Scholar’s Corner

Scholars’ Corner links similar civic and cultural institutions and their representatives, by facilitating interactive discussion sessions, to broaden understanding of how the nation’s cultural, social and political histories intertwine to create the distinctive American experience.

AIHM allows humanities scholars an opportunity to gather with like-minded individuals from inter-faith communities to discuss and breakdown modern social and political realities. The community has opportunities, in the presence of and with the guidance of talented and committed experts, to insure productive and rich conversation and debate.

Scholars’ Corner is a valuable tool for audiences, as it allows access to facilitated critical thinking opportunities for curious minds that have been interested in or exposed to Islam, or who are members of the community that are not regularly in communication with issues in the Muslim community.

Previous Corner Presenters

Dr. Timur Yuskaev

Precious Muhammad

Dr. Timur Yuskaev

Dr. Michael Saba

Ieasha Prime

Dr. Hakim M. Rasheed

Dr. Timur Yuskaev

Precious Muhammad

Dr. Timur Yuskaev

Dr. Michael Saba

Ieasha Prime

Dr. Hakim M. Rasheed

Oral History

Previous Oral Presenters

Imam Mohamed Magid

Imam Faisal Khan

Lauren Schreiber

John Yahya Ederer

Corey Saylor

Haaris Tarin

Imam Mohamed Magid

Imam Faisal Khan

Lauren Schreiber

John Yahya Ederer

Corey Saylor

Haaris Tarin

AIHM’s Oral History Narrative is a speaker series highlighting known figures, personalities and “everyday people” representing a wide range of ethnicities and cultural perspectives.

The oral history series explores the history, culture, and experience of diverse Muslim communities that have established themselves in America, documents their similarities and differences, and examines the potential of cultural inclusion and understanding found amongst and throughout the US. The series presents stories and perspectives from the people and cultures that have traditionally been excluded from the American historical narrative, particularly to ensure that the museum’s pluralistic representation is reflected in American history.

Community Engagement

The Community Outreach Program lays the foundation for deeper exploration into the museum community as a social development tool; where AIHM partners with local community organizations, religious institutions and government initiatives to provide targeted social services to this high risk, high needs community (Ward 8).

By virtue of its prime location, within walking distance from high schools and the Anacostia Metro Station, AIHM is ideally positioned on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., to become a hub for youth and young adults, to access social services “en route”. AIHM will also utilize the Community Outreach program to tap the information technology and business professionals from the Muslim community to mentor and provide skills development workshops for the unemployed of Ward 8 neighborhoods. Aside from facilitating technical skills, AIHM encourages dialogue amongst the various groups on how to overcome challenges and establish new beginnings. Community Outreach provides space to other Inner City groups, to hold sessions for adults and youth.

Previous events include Day of Dignity, in partnership with Islamic Relief, our evening snack program where we give snack to inner city youth on a daily basis, City Sundays, when

If you have ideas for more community engagement activities, or if you are interested in helping out with another one, please contact us or submit a form.

Arts & Culture

CONNECTING PEOPLE THROUGH THE ARTS, HISTORY & CULTURE

Designed to show case and provide to artists Muslim and non-Muslim a public venue, access and exposure to the local community. The programming consist of diverse range of the arts short plays, films, book signings, discussions, cultural art exhibits, performing artist, and various cultural forms of expressions to highlight cultural diversity, creativity, and to build appreciation for the arts. The museum is a place where artists partner with community organizations to reach American urban youth. The impact of the arts experience and historical context of AIHM on young people help American students learn; enhance creativity, self-discipline, self-esteem, and develop the skills and confidence needed to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

KNOW A GREAT MUSICAL OR ART PERFORMANCE YOU WANT TO BRING TO THE MUSEUM? SUBMIT A RECOMMENDATION BELOW!

FEEDING
THE COMMUNITY

During the month of Ramadan we feed on average around 800 people during the month for our Iftars, or traditional breaking of the fast. Some of our guests have been Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the US Department of State; Rashad Hussain, US Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation; Dr. Yasar Colak, Social and Religious Affairs Counselor for Turkey; Dr. Sulayman Nyang; Paul Monteiro, the White House Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement; representatives from both the Embassies of the State of Qatar, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and others have spoken at AIHM Iftars.

Previous Iftar Sopnsors