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International African American Museum closed until Friday due to Tropical Storm Idalia

 IAAM to close for next 48 hours due to inclement weather warnings

Charleston, S.C. — With Tropical Storm Idalia slated to make landfall in the immediate area, the International African American Museum (IAAM) will be closed on Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, August 31, in the interest of public safety. All programs and special events scheduled for these dates have been postponed until further notice.

Ticketholders who have booked reservations to visit IAAM on August 30-31 will receive automatic refunds. Refunds should be expected within five to seven business days. Ticketholders are encouraged to rebook their visits online at www.iaamuseum.org.

For updates on IAAM’s reopening following this severe inclement weather event, more information is available through the website at www.iaamuseum.org and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @iaamuseum.

The International African American Museum (IAAM) explores the history, culture, and impact of the African American journey on Charleston, the nation, and the world, shining light and sharing stories of the diverse journeys, origin, and achievements of descendants of the African Diaspora. Across eleven galleries and a memorial garden with art, objects, artifacts, and multi-media interaction, IAAM is a champion of authentic, empathetic storytelling of American history. As a result, the museum will stand as one of the nation’s newest platforms for the disruption of institutionalized racism as it evolves today. The mission of IAAM is to honor the untold stories of the African American journey at the historically sacred site of Gadsden’s Wharf and beyond. For more information, please visit iaamuseum.org or call 843-872-5352.

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