On October 22, 2011, CMAAGHS took a field trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the new African-American Civil War Museum (AACWM) which opened in July 2011. Hari Jones, the AACWM Assistant Director and Curator led our group on a private tour and talked to us about the role of African-Americans during the Civil War. Hari is a knowledgeable and experienced historian, always willing to hope those in their researching the Civil War. It was a beautiful day and our members came out for the tour, bringing their children and grandchildren alike. We all had a joyous time and the new Museum truly has something for everyone.
We also toured the African-American Civil War Memorial and our members were able to cloate their ancestors’ names on the wall. We took lots of pictures even and found out that the museum provides certificates for those with Civil War ancestors.