US Diplomacy Center opening in 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHNT) – Work is progressing on the National Mall’s newest museum.

The US Diplomacy Center in Washington, D.C. is scheduled to open in 2016.

While curators are busy putting together the exhibits, representatives from the Department of State are spreading the word to potential visitors.

During a visit to a diplomacy summit in Huntsville, TJ Grubisha said there would be three main exhibit halls.

One hall will focus on education.  A second will ask visitors to examine how American diplomacy matters to them today. A third will guide them through the nation’s diplomatic history.

That hall will include a number of historical documents. “One of which is very important to the creation of our country. If it weren’t for the treaties that we conducted with France in 1778, we might not have a country today, ” Grubisha said.

The US Diplomacy Center will be free to tour. You can follow its progress here.