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August 29, 2016

New African American Museum in D.C. Prepares for Big Crowds

All of the 28,500 tickets for the opening weekend of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, in Washington, were gone within an hour after they became available Saturday, reports the Washington Post.

Admission to the museum, which opens September 24, is free. The only tickets now available to reserve are for weekdays in October. For people who do not have reserved tickets, the museum will hand out same-day passes starting September 26 on a first come, first served basis.

To help control the large crowds expected in the first few months, tickets will allow visitors to spend just 15 minutes in the museum. Officials may also extend the hours.

The 85,000-square-foot museum has 12 exhibitions containing nearly 3,000 objects, including Michael Jackson’s fedora and Emmett Till’s casket, the Post reports.