With Black History Month just around the corner, there’s no better time to start planning some things to do in honor of this special month. And luckily for us ATLiens, there’s a museum in Atlanta where Black History Month is every month, continuously striving to elevate and tell Black stories, as well as nuggets of history told from a Black perspective.
It’s epic legacy as the oldest Black History Museum located in the city of Atlanta, founded back in 1978. Rightfully nestled next to our historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood, the Black and Civil Rights epicenter here in Atlanta, explore several exhibits dedicated to telling the rich and often untold story of people of the African Diaspora.
The name APEX is an acronym for African American Panoramic Experience, so expect to learn and discover about African and African American culture.
One of their unmissable permanent exhibitions includes Women In Stem, featuring inspiring stories from the many African American women working in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or learn more about the street the museum is located on at their Sweet Auburn: Street of Pride exhibit, with the lengthy vein of Downtown declared the richest Black street in America back in the fifties.
The APEX Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm, being closed every Sunday, Monday, and major holiday. Admission for adults costs $12 with the reduced rate of $8 for students, seniors, and military. Children under four are free to enter. You can find the museum at 135 Auburn Ave NE, 30303. For more information on this unmissable museum, click here to visit their website.
Visiting the APEX Musuem is one of the many ways you can celebrate and honor Black History Month in the ATL. Check out our round-up of Black-owned businesses for more inspiration for this February, and beyond. Click here for the full round-up, or the link below.