What To Expect On A Visit To The Alexandria Black History Museum In Alexandria

The Alexandria Black History Museum located at 902 Wythe St Alexandria was originally the segregated library for Alexandria’s African American residents. The Museum operates the Alexandria African American Heritage Park where the site of a 19th century African American cemetery is preserved. The museum currently houses two (2) exhibition galleries on the first floor with artifact storage and offices below.

On a recent visit to the museum I visited the Museum’s Robert Robinson Gallery which displayed historic paintings by Artist Sherry Sanabria. The paintings depicted scenes of horror, pain and suffering of the African Americans. I also visited the Watson Reading Room which was established in 1995. At The Watson Reading Room I learned about the diversity of African American cultural traditions and I was able to bring my son to the reading room for cultural stories and creative craft activities. Story time at the museum takes place every first Saturday for the month at 11 am. The Alexandria Black History Museum preserves the history of Alexandria’s African American citizens and provides a forum for issues concerning all Americans.

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