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Virginia Zoo participating in Museum Day Live!

NORFOLK, VA – For one day only, the Virginia Zoo, as well as other participating museums across the country, will emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Museum Day Live! is … Continue reading

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Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum
Art / Arts/Entertainment / Theater & Dance

Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America’s story. With hugs, tears and the ringing of church bells, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors Saturday to help this nation understand, reconcile and celebrate African-Americans’ often-ignored contributions toward making this country what it … Continue reading

Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening
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Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A festival featuring workshops, storytelling and performances including concerts with bands such as Public Enemy and The Roots will celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture this month. The Smithsonian announced Wednesday that the three-day festival, “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration,” on the Washington Monument … Continue reading