The anticipation is palpable, as the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture approaches. When the museum released 28,500 timed-entry passes for the opening weekend, they were gone within an hour.
Museum officials expect to use the free timed-entry passes well into 2017, so potential visitors should plan on scheduling far ahead of time. More information on the passes is available at nmaahc.si.edu.
The museum and its 35,000 treasured artifacts are telling a new story about America. In what will likely be the last new building on the National Mall, the museum represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reintroduce important ideas and themes to an eager public.
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