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St. Louis’ National Blues Museum

By |2018-05-10T10:55:00-04:00May 14th, 2018|Travel|

St. Louis’ connection to the blues got a little tighter with the April 2016 grand opening of the National Blues Museum. The 23,000-square-foot museum, housed in a restored 1908 building downtown, chronicles the history and influence this American-grown music has had on almost every other musical genre—jazz, rock ’n’ roll, pop, rap, folk, even country—in [...]

Washington’s National Museum of African American History & Culture

By |2018-05-01T12:56:37-04:00April 30th, 2018|Travel|

A large portion of the National Museum of African American History & Culture’s exterior is covered in a corona of bronze-colored panels—3,600 in all and weighing 230 tons total, each featuring a latticework pattern representative of the decorative ironwork forged by slaves in 19th-century New Orleans. And that’s just the beginning of the creativity and [...]