An Evening of
Music and Storytelling

for the arts & social justice


Streaming October 24, 2021 | 6 pm (EDT)


This once-in-a-lifetime event will feature appearances by artists, performers, and storytellers from all walks of life.

President, USA For Africa

Marcia Thomas

Rock Hall Inductee

John Fogerty

Grammy Winner

Smokey Robinson

Oscar & Grammy Winner 

Paul Williams

Grammy Winner

Rhiannon Giddens

Streaming Event  |  6:00 pm (EDT)


Here's your chance to help O Museum continue our important work addressing human rights, disparities, and systemic racism. O Museum is in critical need of funding to support our education and self-empowerment programs that drive civic responsibility and heal the soul through music and storytelling.


This once-in-a-lifetime event will feature:

Appearances by artists, performers, and storytellers from all walks of life. It will also feature school children who have been inspired by our programs.


We aim to empower people to do what they love — dare to be different — and have fun.
We inspire creativity, diversity, and imagination through the fusion of the arts, science, and sports.


“Seeing the joy on people’s faces when they make a connection makes everything worth it.”

~ Ted Spero, President, O Museum in The Mansion


The story of O Museum in The Mansion


Our programs focus on healing systemic racism — and disparity — by promoting human rights through compassion and understanding. We provide tools for children to better themselves, for individuals to find understanding, and for companies to add depth, context, and solutions to all levels of their organization.


Healing Through Music & Storytelling


These programs promote understanding and unity through the arts. From gender and politics to religion and race — the world is more divided today than it has ever been. We believe music has the power to unite us — it can teach, it can heal, and it can change hearts.


Civic Responsibility


Mrs. Parks believed deeply in civic responsibility. Her work included active participation in the community, with a focus on the common good. Our multi-tiered education and empowerment programs uphold values that include justice, freedom, equality, diversity beyond color, human rights, tolerance, and self-respect.


Artist-In-Residence & Heroes Program


The O Museum provides a haven for the heart and soul (at no cost) for soldiers, service people, first responders and all those who are giving of themselves to serve others. Mrs. Rosa Parks stayed with us on and off from 1994 to 2003 as part of our Heroes Program.


Every year for the past 40 years we have provided (on average) over 1,000 free room nights a year  When you stay at The Mansion you are supporting these important programs.


Did You Know?

"The mother of the civil rights movement" Mrs. Rosa Parks, her staff, and friends stayed with us on and off from 1994 to 2003 as part of our heroes program.
Since 1980, nearly $4M has
gone to support this program.


The Road To Economic Freedom

Students learn financial literacy when they join and manage the mock bank “First Pathways to Freedom Bank” — including budget management, financial planning, savings, investing, goal setting, consumer power, responsibility for philanthropy, creating wealth and entrepreneurship. These skills go beyond the classroom to empower children to earn, invest, manage, save, and give back.


Tours For The Deaf


Aiming to make a difference in the lives of the deaf, we have created a special ASL tour video, so they can enjoy the same level of immersion that all of our guests enjoy when they visit.


“51 Steps To Freedom” Trail


This new program combines history, art, and culture to connect prominent Civil Rights sites from The African American Heritage Trail (and other historical,
religious and cultural places) to tell the story of Washington, DC’s — and America’s — journey (since 1791) for equality and representation.


Did You Know?

O Museum was designated as a 20th Century Civil Rights site on The African American Heritage Trail.


RIGHT: Washington, DC mayor Muriel Bowser at the dedication ceremony for O Museum in The Mansion's inclusion

RIGHT: Mrs. Rosa Parks on the steps of O Museum in The Mansion greeting well wishers

Text EveryStep to 91999 to Donate

We are committed to sustaining our programs
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit we are asking for your support to achieve these goals.

GOAL: $400,000



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O Street Museum is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Your tax-deductible donation funds their programs. No goods or services were provided for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.