Monthly Archives: February 2011

Government-Run DC-Area Museums


View Government Run Museums in DC in a larger map This is my first (but not my last) Google map. Bear with me: I’m new at this, and I don’t pretend this is a comprehensive map. Even without being comprehensive, … Continue reading

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Week 30: Lyceum, Christ Church, and Friendship Firehouse Museum


Earlier this month, I attended museum events in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Black History Month.  This week, I attended a museum event in honor of Presidents’ Day. In Old Town Alexandria, VA, a parade … Continue reading

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A Spacey Saturday


Preceding my zooey Sunday was a spacey Saturday: a day spent volunteering at the National Air and Space Museum‘s family day with fellow volunteers from the organization One Brick. The theme of the family day was African American Pioneers in … Continue reading

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Week 29: United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center


Another lunchtime lecture: this time in honor of Black History Month, to hear Paul Stillwell speak about his book Trailblazer: The U.S. Navy’s First Black Admiral, the story of Samuel Gravely. I arrived at the United States Navy Memorial and … Continue reading

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A Zooey Sunday


Yesterday, I worked at a Zoo party at which the tour featured the big cats and the great apes.  A great quote I overheard: “I’m the same age as the mother gorilla.  I came here with my daughter when she … Continue reading

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Elissa’s List


Meet my friend and classmate Elissa Frankle and her blog, which has a similar premise to mine.  Her goal is to visit every museum in DC and blog about each visit. Elissa (left) and me. Photo by a friend or … Continue reading

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Week 28: Small Jewish Museum


2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, and history buffs will find no shortage of sites and events in the DC area to commemorate the historical date and learn more.  There are some obvious choices: … Continue reading

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