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Metro Releases Commemorative SmarTrip Cards for Museum Opening



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    The soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    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.