harriet tubman museum

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We had a special sneak peek inside the beautiful National Museum of African American History and Culture this morning. The press were packed into the theater!

Two of our favorite things from the exhibit spaces were Harriet Tubman’s lace shawl, presented to her by Queen Victoria of England in 1897, and the interactive lunch counter where you could sit down and explore documents about the Civil Rights movement on a digital screen. (We work at the National Archives! We really love documents.)

We also sampled delicious food at the Sweet Home Cafe–we can recommend the pepper pot, pickled green beans, berry cobbler, and well, pretty much everything….

 The museum opens its doors to the public on September 24. Stop by the National Archives and see the Act that created it, now on display!