Monthly Archives: April 2012

Thomas Jefferson at the National Museum of American History


During a recent visit to the National Museum of American History, the museum was crowded, so I breezed through the old familiar exhibits and spent more time browsing two new ones, both of which relate to Thomas Jefferson. Slavery at … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Festival


We are experiencing the end of the time of year that Washington, DC loves to hate: when tourists stand on the left of escalators and pollen saturates the air. But do we really hate the Cherry Blossom Festival? Can we … Continue reading

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“Not Man Apart from That”


Since finishing graduate school, whenever I was not working 40 hours per week, I visited one new museum or similar site every on a weekly basis. But when my family spent Christmas 2010 with my uncle outside Los Angeles, I … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!


“Christmas at the museum” means model trains, caroling in the atrium, seasonal decorations at historic houses, and spectacular light displays in zoos and gardens. “Easter at the museum” celebrations are much less frequent. A few DC sites have taken advantage … Continue reading

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Back at Last


It all started on a Thursday. It was my day off, and I was excited to participate in a Twitter chat about museums and social media. The chat was scheduled to begin at 12 pm. A little after 12, no … Continue reading

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