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 has a list of museums that
I believe she got from Wikipedia, but I will update when I confirm that for sure she and her boyfriend came up with, then checked against Wikipedia, back on January 1, 2010.
In her blog, Elissa writes, “I miss not being the only one in a room whose eyes sparkle when talking about a new exhibit or a previously undiscovered piece of an old favorite, who talks too fast and with her hands because the excitement is just that hard to contain.” Well, in my excitement, I posted too fast; I quickly posted a comment comparing my list to hers, only to soon realize I’d made some errors in my excitement.
Below is the correct breakdown of Elissa’s list of museums, according to my own experiences: whether I had already visited before starting the Weekly Museum Visits (WMV) goal, visited as a WMV, or have yet to visit.
Not every DC museum I’ve visited is included in this list, in part because of my broad criteria that include historic sites, national parks, and art spaces, so long as they serve the same functions of object-based, informal learning. Also, the list Elissa
found may simply created had not be been updated to include DC’s newest museums.
WMV Museums in DC Not Listed Above:
- American University Museum
- Bethune House
- Fondo del Sol
- German American Heritage Museum
- Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
- Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
My Weekly Museum Visits are not limited to DC. Some have been nearby in Maryland and Virginia. During the week my family traveled to California, I visited museums and parks there as well.
Below are the non-DC museums I’ve visited for WMV:
As Elissa and I continue with our respective goals, we’ll likely have some overlap in which museums we visit, and we will try to do some blogging together as well.