National Geographic Highlights Africatown Heritage House as a Must-Visit Museum of 2023

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Mobile Rundown Staff

All eyes are on the Africatown Heritage House in Mobile after gaining recognition as one of National Geographic’s best new museums in 2023. 

Opening on JULY 8, this museum serves as a potent reminder of the importance of preserving our history and handing it to future generations. 

Best Museum Of 2023

In 2019, the discovery of Clotilda in the Mobile River brought attention to Mobile’s connection to the transatlantic slave trade. 

So, since 2022, the History Museum of Mobile has been diligently curating the Africatown Heritage House, focusing on the stories of the 110 individuals brought to Mobile on the Clotilda. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to see fragments of the ship and West African objets d’art, representing stolen heritage and cultural ties severed by slavery. 

This recognition by National Geographic underscored the significance of understanding and preserving our collective history. 

The Africatown Heritage House is a testament to the resilience of the African diaspora.

It also serves as a vital educational resource. 

It is a testament to the ongoing efforts to respect and remember those who came before us, ensuring that their stories resonate well into the future.

To learn more about the history of Mobile, here are some of the other must-visit museums of Mobile, Alabama.

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