Monthly Archives: September 2011

Week 5: National Museum of American Jewish Military History


Museum Mission: The mission of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History is to collect and preserve, for future generations, memorabilia and written and oral records of the patriotic contributions of Jewish Americans who served in the Armed Forces … Continue reading

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National Book Festival


Going to the National Book Festival may not be a museum visit per se, but the event does take place on the National Mall (surrounded by museums) and it is sponsored by the Library of Congress, which brings out a … Continue reading

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Week 4: Carlyle House


Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Mission: The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority enhances the communities of Northern Virginia and enriches the lives of their citizens through  the conservation of regional natural and cultural resources. It provides diverse regional recreational and educational opportunities, and … Continue reading

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2010 National Postal Museum Internship


An online exhibit and a post in the National Postal Museum’s blog, both written by me about the Heroes on Stamps unit for after-school programs that served as the main project of my internship, are now online.

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Week 3: Dumbarton Oaks


Museum Mission: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, in Washington, DC, is an institute of Harvard University dedicated to supporting scholarship internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, meetings, exhibitions, and publications. Located in Georgetown and … Continue reading

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DC Area Museums Commemorate 9/11


Though I won’t be able to visit any museums today myself, I have been reading about how DC, Maryland, and Virginia museums are honoring the tenth anniversary of September 11. Several are hosting special events or exhibits. Others have used … Continue reading

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Good NEWS


Later this month, I will begin a part-time job at the Newseum as a Visitor Services Representative. I’m excited that I’ll be paid to spend time at this huge museum that I have visited, but whose half-dozen floors I have … Continue reading

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Week 2: Sewall-Belmont House


Museum Mission: The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is committed to sharing the untold stories of women’s history. The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, celebrates women’s progress toward equality—and explores the evolving role of women and … Continue reading

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Washington Post Writer’s Weekly Museum Visits


Washington Post writer Jessica Goldstein has visited a lesser-known area museum each week this summer and written her own weekly museum visits series, sometimes referred to as The Exhibitionist. Week 1: Goldstein visits Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens. (This was … Continue reading

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Week 1: College Park Aviation Museum


Museum Mission: The goal of the College Park Aviation Museum is to research, preserve, interpret and promote the history and collections of the College Park Airport, and early World War I-era aviation in general, by operating the site as a … Continue reading

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