• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) There is established in the District of Columbia a membership nonprofit corporation which shall be known as the Museum of the City of Washington, Incorporated (hereinafter the "Museum").

(b) The Museum is designated as the official cultural institution in the District of Columbia for preserving the record of local achievement, history, culture, and scholarship in history and the arts of the District of Columbia.

(c) The Museum shall:

(1) Collect, preserve, and exhibit those historical artifacts, archival material, and works of art relating to the heritage of the citizenry of the District of Columbia; and

(2) Develop educational programs to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the District of Columbia.

(July 26, 1980, D.C. Law 3-79, § 2, 27 DCR 2546.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-2101.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 3-79 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 3-23, which was referred to the Committee on Human Services. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 22, 1980, and May 23, 1980, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 23, 1980, it was assigned Act No. 3-190 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.