AFRICAN-AMER­I­CAN HIS­TORY MU­SEUM OF­FERS 'WALK-UP WED­NES­DAYS'

South Florida Times - - WEEK IN REVIEW -

WASH­ING­TON (AP) - The Na­tional Mu­seum of African Amer­i­can His­tory and Cul­ture in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. is test­ing a pi­lot pro­gram that al­lows in­di­vid­u­als to en­ter with timed-en­try passes on Wed­nes­days next month. News out­lets re­ported Wed­nes­day that “Walk-Up Wed­nes­days'' will al­low mu­seum of­fi­cials to test a no-pass-re­quired en­try to the Smith­so­nian mu­seum. On April 4, 11, 18, and 25, in­di­vid­u­als who walk up with­out timed-en­try passes may en­ter the mu­seum on a first-come, first-serve ba­sis. The mu­seum's found­ing direc­tor, Lon­nie G. Bunch III, said in a state­ment that the goal of the pi­lot pro­gram is to pro­vide greater ac­cess for the public while main­tain­ing the safety and se­cu­rity of our vis­i­tors.The mu­seum will still re­quire ad­vance timed passes for groups of 10 or more.

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