The museum will reopen in a former school building, with expanded exhibits on the role African Americans played in the war that won their freedom.
The African American Civil War Museum, founded by former D.C. council member Frank Smith, has moved into a new building and opens officially July 16. The museum helps visitors understand African Americans' heroic and largely unknown participation in the Civil War, which ultimately let to their freedom from slavery. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.