Does history repeat itself? Save up to $10 per person, and explore the past at The Autry museum on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discover the important contributions of African Americans to the West. It's free! Reserve your complimentary tickets here.
Step into The Opportunity Gallery and review what happened following the Civil War, when an influx of Americans overwhelmed the Native peoples already living in the West, creating new and deadly conflicts. View California gold rush objects, surveying equipment, and artifacts from the Overland Trail journey. There's also a restored nineteenth-century stagecoach, military equipment—including items from the 7th Cavalry soldiers at the Battle of the Little Bighorn—and Plains Indian artifacts to see.
The signed "Club Alabam" hat from around 1935, pictured on the side, is also on display. Situated at "The Block" in the heart of L.A.'s Central Avenue, Club Alabam was the happening spot for the rebirth of jazz on the West Coast. Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Spencer Tracy, among others, autographed this hat. The club catered to an upper-middle class black audience, but the patrons were diverse.
The Autry - free
January 21, 2013 and
February 18, 2013
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles 90027
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