Museum of Black Hockey History – NBC4 Washington
The mobile museum of NHL black hockey history celebrating the sport’s African-American pioneers and current stars has arrived in the DC area for the weekend. The visit is free.
The traveling museum is in Rockville on Friday and is expected to arrive in Reston on Saturday.
The NHL’s Black Hockey History Mobile Museum celebrates the sport’s African-American pioneers and current stars. News4’s Juliana Valencia takes you inside.
Exhibit teaches visitors about early hockey, including early Canadian star Herb Carnegie and the NHL’s first black player, Willie O’Ree, and highlights local history and Capitals highlights from Washington.
“Hockey is for everyone,” said Rodney Reynolds, founder of the American Legacy Network Corp. who helped organize the museum. “Anyone who joins us will learn a lot about the success of black people in the sport of hockey.”
Here’s when and where to find it:
- Friday January 21, 2022: Rockville Ice Arena, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday January 22, 2022: SkateQuest Reston, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
More things to do in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia this weekend
Cleaning the Arlington National Cemetery Garland: Wreaths Across America has placed thousands of wreaths to honor service members for the holiday, and now it’s time to clean them up. The event begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Alexandria Restaurant Week: The catering offers event starts on Friday and more than 60 restaurants are participating. Many places have heated outdoor seating or offer take-out deals. It runs until January 30.
ARTECHOUSE New exhibition: The interactive digital art museum turns music into visual art in its new exhibit, “Transient: Impermanent Paintings.” It runs until March 6. Adult tickets start at $24; discounts are available.
Beethoven exhibition: The Kennedy Center celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven with the National Symphony Orchestra performing his symphonies and a public art exhibit by Mo Willems titled Beethoven Symphonies Abstracted. It’s free and until March 20.
The Home + Remodeling Show can help you unleash your creativity. The event returns to the Dulles Expo Center after a two-year hiatus.
Reception + renovation lounge: Have you looked at your kitchen or home office, hoping you’ll be struck by some design inspiration? The Home + Remodeling show that kicks off Friday at the Dulles Expo Center can help spark your creativity. Tickets are $9 for adults if purchased online. Here is an overview.
Washington Auto Show: One of the biggest auto shows in the country is back. It runs until next Sunday; adult weekend tickets start at $15.
Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled Mo Willems’ name.