Harriet Tubman and the P-Funk Mothership grace two of the new commemorative SmarTrip cards celebrating the new Museum of African American History, Metro announced Friday.
The four designs of the reusable plastic cards depict icons of African-American history -- and what patrons can expect from the museum's exhibits once it opens Sept. 24.
Another card shows the design of the museum; its metal exterior is meant to celebrate ironwork crafted by slaves in places like Louisiana and South Carolina. The fourth features Frederick Douglass, leader in the anti-slavery movement.
Tubman's card is a replica of an albumen print of her likeness that will be on display in the museum.
“These limited-edition SmarTrip cards commemorate the significance of having a museum on the National Mall that celebrates the richness of black culture and the vast contributions made by African Americans to our society,” said Metro General Manager and CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld.
The cards will be available Saturday online, and at Metro stations Friday Sept. 16. For those who can't wait, the cards will be available for purchase on Monday Sept. 12 at the following offices:
Metro Headquarters (Main Entrance)
600 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Open Weekdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Metro Center Sales Office
12th and F Street, NW
(Metro Center station)
Washington, DC 20005
Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Bulk Sales pick-up only Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Metro Pentagon Sales Office
Pentagon Transit Center
Upper level bus bay
Arlington, VA 22202
Open Weekdays 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Metro Anacostia Sales Office
Anacostia Metrorail Station, Mezzanine Level, Bus Bay Exit
1101 Howard Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursdays 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Northern Metrobus Garage
4615 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
Open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.