Virginia Museums Preserving African-American History & Culture III

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I was curious about how many African American museums are in the state of Virginia. I did some research online. I’m a metro ride from DC, so I included the two museums I found there as well. Here is the list:

  1. National Museum of African American History and Culture (DC)
  2. African American Civil War Memorial & Museum (DC)
  3. Legacy Museum-African American (Lynchburg, VA)
  4. Harrison Museum Of African-American Culture (Roanoke, VA)
  5. The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (Richmond VA)
  6. Alexandria Black History Museum (Alexandria, VA)
  7. African American Cultural Center of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
  8. The Black Heritage Museum (Arlington, VA)
  9. The African American Experience (Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center)
  10. Gum Springs Historical Society Museum (Gum Springs, VA)
  11. Hampton University Museum (Hampton, VA)
  12. John Jasper Museum / Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church (Richmond, VA)
  13. Laurel Grove School Museum (Alexandria, VA)
  14. The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center (Newport News, VA)
  15. African American Historic Sites Trail

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The Virginia African American Historic Sites Trail

dreamstime_s_11278984African American TrailThe Commonwealth of Virginia has an official tourism website. There’s a resource on the site for people interested in travel with an African American theme. It’s the African American Historic Sites Trail. A map and information on 51 museums, culture centers, and points of interest around the state. If you’re in the Richmond area, there’s a list of black-owned restaurants for the foodies among us. There’s even a comprehensive list of historical markers if you feel like exploring. Happy trails!

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Virginia Museums Preserving African-American History & Culture II

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I found the website for The Association of African American Museums (AAAM). The organization has a directory of African American museums, cultural centers, and historical societies. The list has 113 entries across the United States. Many of the entries have no location information (city & state) next to the name or in the description. A few entries have no descriptions at all. I did a quick scan and found five more VA museums to add to my list. Welcome to the list:

  1. Gum Springs Historical Society Museum
  2. Hampton University Museum
  3. John Jasper Museum / Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
  4. Laurel Grove School Museum
  5. The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center

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Virginia Museums Preserving African-American History & Culture

Highly detailed map of Virginia for your design and productsI was curious about how many African-American museums are in the state of Virginia. I did some searching online and found seven (so far). I’m a metro ride from DC, so I included the two museums I found there as well. Here’s my starting list:

National Museum of African American History and Culture (DC)
African American Civil War Memorial & Museum (DC)
Legacy Museum-African American (Lynchburg, VA)
Harrison Museum Of African-American Culture (Roanoke, VA)
The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (Richmond VA)
Alexandria Black History Museum (Alexandria, VA)
African American Cultural Center of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
The Black Heritage Museum (Arlington, VA)
The African American Experience (Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center)

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Meeting Living History at the Ridgeley Rosenwald School in Capitol Heights MD

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20180422_184007078_iosI visited the Ridgeley Rosenwald School in Capitol Heights, MD a few months ago. The school is an African-American heritage site in Prince George’s County. The school is managed by the Black History Program at Abraham Hall and the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

I had a wonderful time at the school! Mae Williams (a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority) gave a small group of us a tour of the school. Her enthusiasm was equally matched by her extensive knowledge of the school’s history and renovation.

I also met a woman who actually attended the school as a child. She could point to herself in one of the old photos mounted on the school’s wall. It was a pleasure meeting you Shirley Taylor (Spriggs)!

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