African American Museum of Dallas: Awarded $100,000 grant ahead of 30th anniversary

Story by Whitney Carter. Photos provided by the African American Museum of Dallas.

The African American Museum of Dallas has served as a cornerstone of culture in the city for nearly three decades. The museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary this fall, and they will do it in style, thanks to a significant grant from the Lowe’s Hometowns project.
Dr. Harry Robinson, Jr., President and CEO of the African American Museum of Dallas.

The $100,000 gift will be used for a total facelift to the courtyard. That courtyard is home to several events and educational programs. Some of the upgrades include a large array of plants and trees, new sliding glass door windows, and more.
It is a gift that Dr. Harry Robinson, Jr., President and CEO of African American Museum of Dallas, says is invaluable.

“The African American Museum of Dallas has been sharing and preserving the African American experience in the DFW Metroplex for decades,” Dr. Robinson explains. “The funds from Lowe’s Hometowns will be used to enhance and beautify our outdoor courtyard space so that it becomes a welcoming spot for educational programming and community events for many more years to come.”

Dr. Robinson says they could not be more grateful to receive this Lowe’s Hometowns grant at this time, especially as they look forward to the fall. He hopes the work will be completed by the Museum’s 30th anniversary at Fair Park, which is scheduled from October 21 to November 17.

The grant is part of the home improvement retailer’s community impact program.

“Lowe’s is proud to continue to give back to the communities we serve nationwide through Lowe’s Hometowns, and we’re excited that this year the African American Museum of Dallas is part of the initiative,” Danny Gates, Regional Vice President of Lowe’s says.

Danny shares that they love that the museum has been an essential space for culture and education in the Dallas community since its founding in 1974. They look forward to partnering with their Lowe’s associates to revitalize the courtyard and help enhance the museum’s impact for years to come.

The Lowe’s Hometowns initiative started in 2022. Their mission is to gift $100 million across the country to rebuild and revitalize community spaces like the African American Museum in Dallas.
Lowe’s representatives say the goal is to complete 100 signature projects chosen from consumer nominations, with an additional 1,700 projects through Lowe’s stores, by the end of 2026.