In 2003, an Igbo man by the name of Professor Akuma-Kalu Njoku was contacted by the staff of the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia to become the principal consultant for the building of the Igbo Farm Village Project.
According to the Council of Igbo States in America, the vision of the Igbo Village was thus:
Its walls are built with mud. Interiors are finished with clay plaster. Rooms are adorned with clay pots, thatch mats and other artifacts – all imported from Nigeria.
The goal: Create a life size replica of an Igbo village as it existed two centuries ago.
The result: The Igbo Village in Staunton, Virginia USA is the only museum quality replica of an Igbo farm village in the United States and the only structure of its kind worldwide
Mazi Njoku got to work with the museum and in 2004, became the principal consultant for the project. By 2010, the village was built.