Begin With The Past

Author: Mabel O. Wilson
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588345691
Size: 10.38 MB
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"The story of the vision behind and building of the National Museum of African American History and Culture"--

Official Guide To The Smithsonian 4th Edition

Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588345431
Size: 16.67 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

National Museum Of African American History And Culture

Author: Nat'l Museum Nat'l Museum AFR AM Hist/Cult
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588345707
Size: 19.13 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This souvenir book showcases some of the most influential and important treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collections. These include a hymn book owned by Harriet Tubman; ankle shackles used to restrain enslaved people on ships during the Middle Passage; a dress that Rosa Parks was making shortly before she was arrested; a vintage, open-cockpit Tuskegee Airmen trainer plane; Muhammad Ali's headgear; an 1835 Bill of Sale enslaving a young girl named Polly; and Chuck Berry's Cadillac. These objects tell us the full story of African American history, of triumphs and tragedies and highs and lows. This book, like the museum it represents, uses artifacts of African American history and culture as a lens into what it means to be an American.

Dream A World Anew

Author: Nat'l Museum Nat'l Museum AFR AM Hist/Cult
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588345684
Size: 16.18 MB
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"In association with the National Museum of African American History and Culture."

How To Build A Museum

Author: Tonya Bolden
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451476371
Size: 18.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is truly groundbreaking! The first national museum whose mission is to illuminate for all people, the rich, diverse, complicated, and important experiences and contributions of African Americans in America is opening. And the history of NMAAHC--the last museum to be built on the National Mall--is the history of America. The campaign to set up a museum honoring black citizens is nearly 100 years old; building the museum itelf and assembling its incredibly far-reaching collections is a modern story that involves all kinds of people, from educators and activists, to politicians, architects, curators, construction workers, and ordinary Americans who donated cherished belongings to be included in NMAAHC's thematically-organized exhibits. Award-winning author Tonya Bolden has written a fascinating chronicle of how all of these ideas, ambitions, and actual objects came together in one incredible museum. Includes behind-the-scenes photos of literally "how to build a museum" that holds everything from an entire segregated railroad car to a tiny West African amulet worn to ward off slave traders.

Official Guide To The Smithsonian 4th Edition

Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588345424
Size: 14.35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.