Join the Northeastern Regional Branch of the National Tate Family Association, Inc. as they embark on travels to the grand opening celebrations for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
We are so EXCITED about the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. We have a FANTASTIC tripped planned. The National Museum of African American History and Culture allows all Americans to learn about the African American experience, what it means to all lives and how it helped us shape this nation. It is described as “a place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.” We plan to be among the thousands of visitors that will attend this historic occasion and hope that you will join us.
This fantastic 3 days/2 night trip is planned for September 23 - September 25, 2016.
What the Trip Includes: Luxury air-conditioned Motorcoach, hotel accomodations and SNMAAHC entry ticket.
12:00 p.m. Friday, September 23rd Depart Brooklyn, New York for Washington, DC (Stay Tuned for Arrival Events)
Saturday, September 24th President Barack Obama will cut the ribbon to open the doors to the public and commence a week-long celebration. (Stay Tuned for Celebratory Events)
10:00 a.m. Sunday, September 25th Depart from Washington, DC for Brooklyn, New York anticipated return time of 3:00 p.m.
We will travel there and back on a luxury, charter bus, from a local company. Our hotel accomodations is only minutes from all the sights, sounds and attractions of the Nation’s Capital- Washington, D.C., such as the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC monuments, the National Mall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Capitol Hill, Smithsonian Museums, Old Town Alexandria, Crystal City Metro, John F. Kennedy Center, and the Pentagon City Fashion Centre.
In addition to transportation and lodging, there will be non-alcohol drinks and snacks provided, on the bus; as well as, games, prizes, and movies. You can also count on plenty of conversation and laughter; all of this fun for the low cost of $375.00 pp (double occupancy.)
There are a limited number of seats available, so HURRY, and reserve your spot today. A small, non-refundable deposit of $50.00 pp. will hold your spot. Then, just make monthly payments; with the final payment due by August 03, 2016; then, you’re ready to go.
The Northeastern Regional Branch of the National Tate Family Association would like to thank you in advance for joining us, we look forward to sharing in this experience with you.
About the National Museum of African American History and Culture....
The museum was established in 2003 in legislation signed by George W. Bush. Architectural design was awarded to Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroupJJR in 2009 and the construction firm Clarke/Smoot/Russell was selected in 2011.
The official ground breaking took place just four years ago on February 22 at the corner of Constitution Avenue, between 14th and 15th streets, N.W., in Washington, D.C.
The five-story building, which was recently turned into a giant 3D movie screen depicting a film that highlighted significant historic moments in the country's history, will have five levels above ground and four more below. The 400,000-square-foot building includes exhibition space, a theater and café, staff offices and an education center.
The museum says that the "signature space" is a water and light-filled memorial area called the Contemplative Court, where visitors are invited to reflect on the stories told within the building. A reflecting pool at the south entry is endowed with a purpose—"calm waters meant to invite all to approach."
Metaphor and profound significance is crafted into the building itself, which offers a number of prismatic angles and viewpoints known as "lenses," or opportunities for visitors to view the White House and the Washington Monument, as well as other locations around the National Mall from unique framed perspectives—"a view of America through the lens of the African American Experience."
The 11 inaugural exhibitions will feature some of the 34,000 artifacts, including a railroad passenger car that dates to the Jim Crow era, a shawl worn by Harriet Tubman, a traveling trunk that belonged to the family of the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, an airplane used to train Tuskegee airmen, Nat Turner's Bible and hundreds of other rare and rarely seen objects that curators have been steadily collecting since the museum was established. In addition, the museum will open with a formidable collection of art and photography, works by Charles Alston, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden and Henry O. Tanner.