For over a decade, the African-American Civil War Museum resided on U Street in DC’s Shaw neighborhood. Several months ago, a CVS drug store replaced it. Normally, this kind of a move would prompt arguments over the pros and cons of gentrification (Excellent set of posts on the subject at Greater Greater Washington).
Fortunately, in this case, the Museum moved just down the street and set up in a larger building at 1925 Vermont (near the corner with U).
I paid a visit today. They’ve done a wonderful job, adding tall sepia-toned photos, exhibits, interactive screens and room for about 100 chairs for speakers. The docent told me the building used to be the gym for Grimke School.
Took these photos. Admission is free but donations accepted.