The museum will reopen to the public on Friday, May 21. Free, timed-entry passes will be required for entry.

2 West Preview Case

detail of the LEGO Statue of Liberty in the 2 West Preview display

This preview case introduces the public to the Museum’s 2017 theme: “The Nation We Build Together.” The predominant feature is a nine-foot-tall LEGO Statue of Liberty displayed on a platform alongside images of objects that represent new exhibitions opening June 28. The statue is made of sand green LEGO bricks and weighs 125 pounds without its steel support.

Centered around the ideas and ideals of America, the museum’s newly renovated second floor in the west wing will feature:

  • Two signature exhibitions, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith and Many Voices, One Nation
  • A changing gallery with the inaugural exhibit, Religion in Early America
  • A refreshed presentation of Within These Walls…, which showcases 200 years of American history in one house  
  • A program space, Unity Square, where visitors will find hands-on activities and a spotlight on one of the Museum’s national treasures, the Greensboro Lunch Counter.