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Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia

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Address: 122 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220-3211
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+1 804-780-9093
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Museum with changing exhibits that display documents, photographs, prints...

Museum with changing exhibits that display documents, photographs, prints and art showing African-American culture.

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Opened in mid-2016, an interactive must see for children and adults

Fitting that the Capitol of the Confederacy should open one of the best Black History museums in the country. And it's interactive to help children, in particular, to come to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Fitting that the Capitol of the Confederacy should open one of the best Black History museums in the country. And it's interactive to help children, in particular, to come to grips and try to understand the roots of intolerance in the U.S. Located in he former Leigh Street Armory, it is a mix of multimedia displays, large scale sculptures and... More 

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DEER PARK
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This new building for the centre was pretty easy to find but hasn’t got a dedicated car park should you arrive by car. Unfortunately, once inside, whilst informative, (i.e., the 'interactive' timeline, photos and documents on the ground/first floor), it only took us half an hour to go around the entire building. (I wish there were more information provided, maybe... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A wonderful rotation of interactive historic exhibits, art events, community discussion and activities for children. Check the website to see what's on the schedule at Richmond's most recently renovated museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Interactive screens throughout the museum that take the visitors on personal story journeys through the black history of America.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I drove down to Richmond to see the excellent special exhibit, fifty plus works by Romare Beardon, at the Black History Museum and made sure I took in the interactive displays on the first floor. Richmond has one of the most significant resources for African American history in the country. There is plenty of parking nearby, and the folks in... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Excellent interactive exhibits let's the user choose between Virginia black history or national timelines. Beautiful photography enhances the user experience. Can't miss the history lessons contained in this museum.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We have lived in Richmond as immigrant citizens for more than thirty years. We have watched it change and gradually tried to piece together some of the story but there has been no coherent single way of seeing the thread of black history. This new museum provides the story in the context of world. national and Virginia history through a... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I was really impressed by their touch screens which chronicled black history. It was informative and touching. I will definitely go back

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