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Honoring our History

The African American Cultural and Heritage Facility Added to the Portfolio of the City's Cultural Arts Division!

Move will be celebrated with November 18 Open House Event!

The African American Cultural and Heritage Facility (AACHF) has been added to the portfolio of the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department. The move creates synergy with the Cultural Arts Division’s programs and aligns with the City’s priorities of ensuring equity across Austin. To mark the occasion, the AACHF will host a celebration, during the East Austin Studio Tour, on November 18 from noon-3PM. Tours of the facility will be provided, including a special viewing of the African American Portrait Project, Reflections, by artist Reginald Adams. The celebration is free, family-friendly, and open to all. Live music, food, and drinks will be provided, beginning at noon.

The African American Cultural and Heritage Facility is an active reminder of the City of Austin’s long-term commitment to protecting and enhancing quality of life for African Americans, the cultural and heritage facility fosters development of cultural activities, business opportunities and the essence of what it means to be a community.

The center houses the City’s Office of Arts & Cultural Resources, the Greater Austin Black Chamber and the Dedrick-Hamilton House Visitors Center.