About Us

The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives holds the historical collection of the DC Public Schools and the official records of the Board of Education (now the DC State Board of Education).

Established in 1986, the Museum is housed in the historic Sumner School building and includes exhibitions dedicated to the history of public education in Washington, DC. The Museum hosts various art and historical exhibitions by local and national artists on its first and ground floors, and makes its facilities available on a limited basis to D. C. Government agencies and non-profit groups for public meetings and educational events.