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Courtesy of the National Postal Museum. The post office spanned nearly the entire life of the town, operating from to Records in the account book detail the money orders coming in and out of Blackdom. Though Blackdom did not survive and never expanded to the size Lucy Henderson may have hoped, black settlements like it were common elsewhere during a period of migration sometimes called the Great Exodus following the Homestead Act of , particularly in Kansas. By there were 43, blacks in Kansas.
Partly pushed out of the South after the failures of Reconstruction, many of the families were also pulled West. They advertised town lots by distributing handbills, newspapers, and pamphlets to a target population. They sponsored round-trip promotional excursions that featured reduced rail fares for Easterners and offered free land for schools and churches. The towns had varying degrees of success and many of the promises of paid passage and waiting success proved false.
It is better to starve to death in Kansas than to be shot and killed in the South. After the Blackdom post office closed, the money book was handed off to a nearby station. The book sat in the back office for decades until a savvy clerk contacted a historian with the Postal Service, who helped the document find a new home at the Postal Museum, years after its old home had vanished. Previously, she was a contributing writer and editorial intern for the At the Smithsonian section of Smithsonian magazine.
Post a Comment. Sackler Gallery Exhibitions of Asian art highlighting varied artistic traditions, from ancient times to the present Highlights: Chinese jades and bronzes, ancient Iranian silver, Persian manuscripts, modern Japanese ceramics Independence Avenue S.
National Air and Space Museum Twenty-three galleries, exhibiting hundreds of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets and other flight-related artifacts Highlights: Wright Flyer, Spirit of St. National Museum of African Art Exhibits the finest examples of traditional and contemporary art from the entire continent of Africa Highlights: Sylvia H. National Museum of Natural History Exhibitions on earliest human origins; development of world cultures; ancient and modern mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects and sea creatures Highlights: Dinosaurs; history and culture of Africa; geology, gems and minerals; Hope Diamond; Mammal Hall; Discovery Room 10th Street and Constitution Avenue N.
Dillon Ripley Center The International Gallery features changing exhibitions on subjects related to science, history, art, technology and culture from Smithsonian museums and other organizations. Discovery Theater offers live educational performances in music, theater, storytelling and puppetry for young people ages 2to 14, from September through July.
For reservations and schedule, contact or visit the Web site www. Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum This branch museum is dedicated to exhibiting American contemporary crafts from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Limited paid parking available. Hours: March—November, grounds, 6 a. For information, call recording or voice. Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.
Steven F. National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center With a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions, family and school programs, film festivals and performances, the museum presents the lifeways and traditions of Native peoples throughout the Americas Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green, New York City Free admission. National Programs. Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Develops and circulates exhibitions on art, history and science to museums, colleges and other public centers.
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Check at garden entrances for signs about a tour for that day. Folklife Festival Usually 10 days in early summer, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival brings musicians, cooks, storytellers, artisans and workers to the National Mall in Washington, D. National Museum of African Art Programs held throughout the year for children of all ages offer African music, hands-on workshops, storytelling and special tours.
National Postal Museum Children can personalize a souvenir postcard, sit in a replica mudwagon that really rocks or get behind the wheel of a semi-truck cab.
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