One of the pleasures in having our Australian brother Gil visit is that I can become a “museum junkie” like him.

When we headed to Fairfax, Virginia, to celebrate our daughter Sara’s birthday, Gil and I determined in advance to spend a day or days in Washington, D.C., touring museums. Our chief focus was the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a new site for Gil who faced quarantines during COVID that prevented his visits to the United States.

Liz Meador is a retired English instructor from Wayne Community College.