The Smithsonian Institute is home to some of the nation’s largest and most culturally significant museums. Thus, when the Smithsonian adds a museum to their lineup, it is certainly a very big deal. Especially when Toyota is involved in the inauguration of that museum.
According to a Toyota press release, Toyota served as a sponsor for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The National Museum of African American History and Culture, the latest museum to open as part of the Smithsonian’s collection of institutions, houses over 36,000 different artifacts chronicling the struggles and triumphs of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. Toyota not only served as a founding donor, but also helped sponsor the museum’s grand opening.
“We embrace not only what the museum’s designers and curators have achieved in building this historic treasure, we applaud their foresight to enrich our lives and protect our environment with this sustainable museum,” said Latondra Newton, Toyota group vice president of Social Innovation and Chief Diversity Officer.
When it comes to preserving and sharing the rich history of our nation, Toyota is ready to lend its support. The next time that you visit Washington D.C., make sure that you stop into the National Museum of African American History and Culture.