12 Score and 3 Year Ago, Mercury One


June 29, 2019 to July 07, 2019
12:00 AM


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Weekends June 29–30 and July 4–7

12 Score & 3 Years Ago: The Unfinished Promise of Unity, presented by Mercury One, is an unforgettable, immersive, pop-up museum exploring slavery and abolition, celebrating the lives of black heroes and innovators in the United States.

Held over Independence Day celebrations at Mercury Studios, the exhibit provides over 100 artifacts, photographs, and historical documents, five eye-opening augmented reality experiences, and educational tools that provide a fascinating insight into our country’s history.

Mercury One’s 12 Score is an annual exhibition, following up on last year’s Rights and Responsibilities museum pop-up. For the first time, the exhibit is partnering with five world-class organizations including: The African American Museum of Dallas, The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Frontiers of Flight Museum, and Dallas Historical Society. The museum will also host a retail boutique of beautiful jewelry, artwork, eco-friendly accessories, and more from local African American artisans.

Curated by Mercury One Associate Curator Courtney Mayden, a few of the highlighted artifacts include: a 19th Century covered wagon, a note from Abraham Lincoln, mourning dress worn by Mary Todd-Lincoln, Brown Bess Musket from the Revolutionary War, the 1936 Olympic Torch, The Negro Motorist’s Green Book (1949 Edition), Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story comic book, plaster cast of George Washington Carver’s hands and face, and replica of the Resolute Desk from the Oval Office.

Another first, the museum will be providing a series of augmented reality experiences, from a covered wagon to a photo from Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration. A visit to 12 Score will conclude with a moving look at slavery today, as millions remain locked in human trafficking around the world.

Self-guided tours are available every 15 minutes between the hours of: 8am–8pm (June 29); 11am–5pm (June 30); 9:30am–5pm (July 4); noon–7:30pm (July 5); 8am–7:30pm (July 6); 11:45am–5pm (July 7).

General admission tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for children; $15 for seniors.
VIP tours are also available with curator Courtney Mayden ($50), Wallbuilder historian David Barton ($350), and Mercury One founder and award-winning author Glenn Beck ($750).