Monday was a dreary rainy day. It was also a bank holiday and a day off for many, including Brandon. After days of being stuck at home due to illnesses we were ready to get out of the house, rain or shine.
We decided on a late morning visit to ImaginOn so that the kid could run around, have sensory overload, and take a long nap in the afternoon.
When we arrived Uptown, the Seventh Street parking deck was empty and there were only a few souls at the 7th Street Public Market. I got my usual at Not Just Coffee and we set out across the light rail tracks to the library.
It was closed.
It was raining so we had to think quickly and find a museum within walking distance. And then it hit me: The Levine Museum of the New South! It's been forever since our last trip there and I knew that the kid would enjoy the interactive exhibits.
It's an interesting time in the history of North Carolina, specifically when it comes to politics, so getting a crash course review of our past was much needed. Necessary, even.
The museum takes you from the history of cotton fields to skyscrapers with well laid out facts and interactive exhibits that make learning fun but without sugarcoating the truth.
Our kid is definitely too young to get the most out of the museum, however, she got a chance to explore freely and learn as much as a 20 month old kid could.
It's important to learn about and remember our past because the moment we forget is the moment when history repeats itself.