Washington Times | Newly-opened museums offer a path to history and normalcy

We’ve all changed our lives — and had our lives changed — over the last several months. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reset our habits and our routines. This difficult season has given us an opportunity to do things differently and to think differently.

Now, America is beginning to move toward reopening. And as we try to return to normalcy — or to establish a new normal — I’d like to humbly offer a suggestion: Let’s start visiting museums again.

Did you know that there are more than 60 museums in our nation’s capital? Now, several of those museums have reopened, like the National Gallery of Art, the International Spy Museum and Mount Vernon, among others. Museums help us to better understand our human experience and our nation’s history by telling stories that are full of both tragedy and triumph.

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