Fall Into Museums This Autumn

Linell Jackson

Posted on October 02 2017

As we welcome Autumn onto our doorstep and say good-bye to summer, it is also time to switch bags for the seasons! Put away those summer clutches and totes and follow our leading lady, the Joyce Bucket Bag. Whether it be happy hours, cocktails by the fire-pit, strolls in the pumpkin patch, weekend matinees, whatever your preference, we know it is always essential to have the right bag. Here at Linell Ellis, this fall we have decided to pack our Buckets with our needed goodies and head out into town to check out a few museums. 

National Museum of African American History and Culture

There is nothing mundane about a sweet history lesson or a burst of art. It’s worth your time to add to your “bucket” list for the season. With all the cool things to partake in, there is something for everyone. From the guided tours, the free seminars and classes, the cafes, gift shops, the story times for families and/or the personal self-guided tours, the museum is sure to hold your interest.
Our Linell Ellis woman is going to tell her girlfriends to meet her perhaps on Constitution Ave. at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, in Washington D.C., to view “A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond”, one of the many exhibitions. This particular display “explores contemporary black life through stories about the social, economic, political, and cultural experiences of African Americans. From the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the second election of Barack Obama, the coverage is broad. Large scale graphics and original artifacts lead visitors from the Black Arts Movement to Hip Hop, the Black Panthers to “Yes We Can," and Black is Beautiful to #BlackLivesMatter.” Our lady will be outfitted with her Joyce Bucket Bag in Brown, a pair of her favorite jeans and a off-the-shoulder bone colored jersey knit sweater. She meets her friends, they take the tour, snap pictures and stop at the gift shop on their way out for a few souvenirs before they head to lunch in Georgetown. Conveniently the Bucket Bag, holds not only their wallet, phone, tour maps and random goodies, but also those souvenirs! Score!

photo:odessey blog


The versatility of our bag, makes it easy to throw over the shoulder and enjoy family time too. With the National Museum of African-American History and Culture having just celebrated their 1st anniversary, there is something for everyone, even the kids. Be sure to stick a few fruit snacks in your bag to satisfy those cravings that come in between the family workshops or after browsing the Sports or Musical Crossroads Exhibitions. 


Even when going to a totally kid-oriented museum such as the National Building Museum on F Street in Washington DC, there is a bag for every situation. Feel free to carry our Linell Ellis Candi Satchel or the Laverne Backpack in any color. Both bags are spacious and roomy for all things kid while out and about at the museum. Enjoy the “Little Builders Storytime" great for kiddies 6 and under or take the entire family to the “Big Build” event. 


Use this Fall to scurry into your favorite museum or try something new. Be sure to sling our signature Joyce Bucket Bag over your shoulder to make it an all-encompassing experience.

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