Word buffs have something exciting to add to their calendar. In the winter of 2019, Planet Word will open in Washington, DC as an interactive museum dedicated to language. Founded by literacy and education advocate Ann Friedman, the destination will encourage visitors to explore rhetorical analysis, dig deeper into the meaning and impact of words and leave seeking out further reading. The site will also host a working language research lab, where visitors can offer their voices for dialect studies. As time goes by, fewer and fewer Americans read literature for pleasure—hopefully a place like Planet Word will help make a shift.
Washington, DC’s Language Museum: Planet Word