“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

What is Museum Without Walls?

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”
― Pearl Buck

Museum Without Walls’ vision is to educate and inspire the next generation to become informed and engaged social justice leaders who will ignite change in their communities.  

We do this by providing the unique opportunity to hear first hand accounts of intolerance and racism at the site where it was experienced. We are committed to telling remarkable stories.

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has said that when an eyewitness to history dies, it is like an entire library burning down. We couldn’t have said it better. 

Museum without walls offers eyewitness programs for several extraordinary movements and moments in history. Being part of a MWW program is more than learning about these trying times in our history – it’s about living the history through personal stories.

History lessons can be told in many different ways. We believe personal testimony is one of the most powerful ways available.

“I think learning about history through experience is the best way possible to truly understand what has happened.”
― MWW student

Upcoming Program

Hawaii – History, Heritage and Reconciliation

August 5-12, 2023

Go behind the veil of tourism for a look at a more authentic Hawaii. Along with stunning beaches and gloriously rugged terrain, the islands boost a deeply anguished history. Our group will learn how early missionaries were key to both advancements in their culture and in the downfall of their sovereign nation. We will understand how reparations from the United States are still under protest and how today what we celebrate as their culture has been diluted through the years.