Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Timeshare Travel - February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and scattered all across the U.S. are museums, historic sites, and memorials dedicated to African Americans. Plan a timeshare vacation and find one near your destination to enjoy the remarkable achievements and learn the history of African Americans.

Below are 3 of the most popular museums where Black History Month is exhibited all year round.

1. The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) San Francisco, CA. This museum specifically documents the Afrcian diaspora. The word diaspora refers to people of African origin living outside the continent, particularly descendants of the Atlantic African slave trade.

MoAD also introduces visitors to the idea of the original African diaspora - the original movement of Homo Sapiens (from the earliest human remains found in Africa) - to eventually all inhabited regions.

The museum asks visitors "when did you first realize you were African?" The museum espouses the scientifically accepted idea of “panethnicity” wherein all humans have a common African origin. The museum focuses, among other things, on the African music, and its legacy in other musical forms. Its current main exhibition is the Kinsey Collection which offers an inspirational journey through five centuries of African American history, culture and heritage.

San Francisco timeshare rentals start at just $125/night.

2. National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Baltimore, MD. The first and largest wax exhibit of African American history in the country, his museum is located in a renovated firehouse, a Victorian Mansion, and two former apartment dwellings that provide nearly 30,000 square feet of exhibit and office space.

The exhibits feature over 100 life-like wax figures and scenes, a full model slave ship exhibit which portrays the 400 year history of the Atlantic slave trade, an exhibit on the role of youth in making history, and a Maryland room highlighting the contributions of outstanding Marylanders to African American history.

Featuring special lighting, sound effects and animation you’ll see such national figures as Harriet Tubman, Billie Holiday, and Martin Luther King, Jr., bring history to life.

Stay in a budget-friendly Wyndham Old Town Alexandria timeshare rental just a hour from Baltimore for as low as $64/night.

3. Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, NY. Located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, this historic site was an important 19th century free black community whose residents established schools, churches and benevolent associations and were active in the abolitionist movement.

Weeksville is a historic settlement of national significance and one of the few remaining historical sites of pre-Civil War African American communities. The Heritage Center, a 12,400 square-foot site site, comprising the historic Hunterfly Houses and an open grassy area, focuses on arts and crafts, literacy and historical preservation.

New York City timeshare rentals are available in mid-town Manhattan and start at just $143/night.

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