With a motto, “Culture of, by and for the people”, The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) is one of three cultural centers under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution.  It is located in the Capital Gallery Building at 600 Maryland Avenue SW in Washington D.C. 

An educational and research division, it seeks, according to its website, to “encourage understanding and cultural sustainability through research, education and community engagement” and promote “understanding and continuity of diverse, contemporary grassroots cultures in the United States and around the world.”  Its name illustrates the breadth and depth of its vision in developing the significance and value of cultural heritage.