President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. ET. President and Mrs. Obama will be joined by former President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Congressman John Lewis, Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton and the museum’s founding director, Lonnie Bunch. The President will deliver remarks during the ceremony. 

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House of the Washington. (Carolyn Kaster / AP)

The occasion will be marked by readings of African American literature and musical performances, including a performance by jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, who created a special composition for the event. 

Additional details and attendees will be announced in the coming days. For more information on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, visit