This past Monday, I went exploring again! This time, I visited the National Museum of American History.
The museum was amazing. Three floors filled with American history. And because I am an American citizen, it felt only right to visit this museum first. I asked the women at the front desk where I should start. She recommended to start on the third floor. And so, I did. The third floor was all about the wars America has fought, the American presidents and the American first ladies. That last part was by far my favorite. Also, I saw Abe Lincoln’s hat and I will never get over that.
On the second floor, the museum had the first Star Spangled Banner. No one can take pictures there. But believe me, it’s really emotional seeing that first ever flag. It’s big, you guys. The second floor also had a section on popular American items (such as Dorothy’s shoes in The Wizard of Oz!!!) and a section on African American lives.
The first floor wasn’t really my thing. It was all about American inventions, electricity and transport. That last part, I must admit, was cool. Especially the Chicago-style train platform, as you can see in the picture.
When I was cueing up to enter the museum, a British woman approached me and we started talking. We only spoke for ten minutes, but it felt great. She was here on a vacation, I was here on an internship, we were both from Europe. Even though I didn’t know this woman at all, she was very nice and genuine and I’m so happy I got to meet her. Nothing in peculiar happened or was mentioned, but one way or another, I was happy that I got to talk to her.
Anyway, another item on my D.C. bucket list is done!