National Museum of African American History and Culture

Sharon Keyser

Posted on August 10 2021

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If you didn't already know, I'm sure it comes as no surprise to learn that I am an art lover.  For me, art is the expression of that which excites the soul.  It can be in many forms, such as painting, writing, singing, cooking and so much more.  

I have always loved visiting museums, and I feel fortunate to live in the Washington, DC area where they are in abundance.  My favorite is the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  I can't imagine that there's anyone who doesn't know about it, but in case you don't, here is how it is described on their website:

"The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans."

I've visited this museum several times and it never gets old.  It holds too much to see in one day, and once you've seen the permanent exhibits you will want to check out the rotation of temporary exhibits while they're there. 

The museum shut down during the pandemic but has reopened with limited hours.  With a timed-entry pass, you can visit Wednesday through Sunday weekly between 10:00a.m. and 5:30p.m.  While you're there, be sure to check out the Museum Shop where you can pick up one of my "Naturally ME" Enamel Lapel Pins while they last.

  

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