Monthly Archives: December 2012

Favorite Museum Photos: Berries


These photos are from Weekly Museum Visits Parts I and II, in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Happy New Year! * December’s blog theme is There’s No Place Like Historic Homes for the Holidays!

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Week 8: Riversdale


From the Riversdale Historical Society’s website: The Riversdale Historical Society, a volunteer organization, works with staff from The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to preserve the cultural heritage of Riversdale and maintain the mansion as an historic house. This … Continue reading

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Week 7: Mount Vernon


Museum mission: The mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association is to preserve, restore and manage the estate of George Washington to the highest standards and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about the life and legacies of … Continue reading

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Week 6: President Lincoln’s Cottage


Museum Mission: We engage the public in an exploration of Abraham Lincoln’s leadership and ideas, and preserve President Lincoln’s Cottage to nurture reflection and discourse on liberty, justice, and equality. The Tour President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the grounds … Continue reading

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Holidays at Beall-Dawson House and Los Angeles County Arboretum


I was in the middle of Weekly Museum Visits in both December 2010 and December 2011. December is a great time to visit historic house museums, because I enjoy seeing how these museums decorate for the holidays, reflecting the time … Continue reading

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Week 5: Old Stone House


From the website: In the midst of Washington, D.C., a city of grand memorials to national leaders and significant events, stands an unassuming building commemorating the daily lives of ordinary Americans who made this city, and this nation, unique. The … Continue reading

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Holidays at the White House


As with pretty much everything the President of the United States does, he will not be able to make everyone happy with how the White House decorates for, and commemorates, the December holiday season. I can easily say, “I am … Continue reading

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