Summer Slide Prevention: Educational Family Vacations
Are you and the family thinking about traveling this summer? More than likely you want to go to a place where the kids can enjoy themselves but also learn something. Try out these 5 great suggestions below:
For the Historian in the Family: National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, TennesseeTraces the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
For the Artist in the Family: Harvey B. Gantt Center John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African American Art – Charlotte, North CarolinaCheck out the John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African American Art. This exhibition is an assemblage of fifty-eight two-dimensional works celebrating the expression and passion of twenty African American artists.
For the aspiring Scientist or Engineer: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History – Detroit, Michigan
For the Sports Fan: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum – Kansas City, Missouri
The Negro League Baseball Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of African American baseball.
For the future Dr. Carver: The Riverbanks Zoo Botanical Garden – Columbia, South Carolinaexperiments and do some hands-on gardening.
Have a great summer and safe travels!