National Museum of African American History & Culture and the National Museum of the American Indian
Friday, August 25, 2017 • 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Join us as we travel to Washington, DC to find inspiration at the newly opened National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC), and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).
The NMAAHC is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. Established in 2003, the museum was completed and officially opened in September 2016 to rave reviews by both scholars and the visiting public. The museum’s collection includes more than 37,000 artifacts and photographs, presented through innovative and interactive exhibits. The NMAAHC operates under four pillars: (1) to provide an opportunity to explore and revel in African American history and culture; (2) to help all Americans see how their stories, histories, and cultures are shaped by global influences; (3) to explore what it means to be an American and share how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture; and (4) to serve as a place of collaboration for engagement and preservation of this important history.
The NMAI, opened in 2004, holds one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of arts and artifacts relating to the history and culture of Native Americans. Its physical space and permanent and changing exhibits combine to provide the sense and spirit of Native America. The museum reflects the diversity and distinctiveness of more than 1,200 tribes and communities from across the hemisphere, spanning more than 12,000 years of history.
Cost: $55 / $45 Delaplaine members
Fee includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, admissions and tours, and snacks on the bus. Lunch will be on your own at the NMAAHC or nearby eateries.
The registration fee is non-refundable after July 1; refund requests prior to July 1 are on a case-by-case basis. Space is limited, and registration is first-come, first-served.
You will receive information listing parking instructions and itinerary one week prior to the trip.
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