Arkansas’s Mosaic Templars Cultural Center opens this September on the site of the Mosaic Templars of America, a fraternal organization founded by two former slaves, according to the AP.
“It’s everyone’s history. It’s everyone’s center,” director Constance Sarto said of the museum which is honoring African-American heritage.
The four-story building, which is located at what used to be the black business district of Little Rock, is another in a line of recent museums dedicated to African American history. (The Smithsonian Institution is also opening the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2015).
Admission to the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will be free year-round.