Monthly Archives: November 2011

How Should Museums Approach the Holidays?


I have mentioned before how much I love holidays, and for me, every December includes taking in some seasonal cultural events. With so many museums racing to put up trees and lights and toy trains, along with all the places … Continue reading

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Week 13: Tudor Place


Tudor Place Foundation mission: Tudor Place Foundation operates a historic property located in the heart of Washington’s Georgetown area. Firmly rooted in the community, Tudor Place Foundation’s mission is to educate the public about American history and culture. Its focus … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Just a quick post to send T(of)urkey Day wishes! Since my last post about Thanksgiving, I learned of a few other Thanksgiving museum events, hosted by the Hirshhorn, the National Museum of American History, and the National Museum of the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving at the Museum


I really love Christmas, along with all the cheer that comes with learning about how many other occasions the world has created to celebrate during the coldest, darkest part of the year. And I believe in waiting for Christmas gratification! … Continue reading

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Week 12: National Museum of the United States Navy


Museum mission: The National Museum of the U.S. Navy collects, preserves, displays, and interprets historic naval artifacts and artwork to inform, educate, and inspire naval personnel and the general public. I have to admit, it took a little while for … Continue reading

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Museum Superlatives


Whenever I describe Weekly Museum Visits, people ask, “Which was your favorite?” which is exactly the same question I would immediately think to ask if I were in their place. Not that it’s an easy question to answer, however. Of … Continue reading

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Week 11: Goddard Visitor Center


Goddard Space Flight Center mission: to expand our knowledge of Earth, the solar system, and the universe through observations from space and through scientific discovery. It was somewhat of a milestone in the Weekly Museum Visits project: someone specifically asked … Continue reading

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