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To develop a much needed core cultural institution for the new Boston which will introduce visitors to the region; facilitate social dialogue; and give voice to Boston's untold stories.
For the past several years, a diverse group of individuals and organizations with deep attachments to Boston have been developing plans for a new institution that can give voice and expression to our city, an institution that will offer the opportunity to reflect on and commemorate the city's past, to forge new community bonds and build new energies for the future. Envisioned as a gateway center for the city and region, the Museum will enhance the visitor experience to Boston and the quality of life for residents of the city.
The Boston Museum will be a new kind of cultural institution: part museum of history and part theater; a public forum for discussion of ideas and a civic center for city events; a point of destination and orientation for visitors to our city and a locus of ever-evolving cultural activity for residents. It will tell all our stories - Native American, European, African, Latin, Asian - so that we and our many millions of visitors a year can confront our most fundamental questions: Who are we? What is this place we live in? Why does it matter?