Category Archives: Capitol Visitor Center

Photo of the Day: Holiday Season!


To kick off the holiday season, here is a photo I took of the trees at the United States Botanic Garden, with the US Capitol in the background, in 2008.

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Don’t Rush to Oppose a Women’s History Museum


Just before Mother’s Day, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of a feasibility study on the prospect of a privately-funded women’s history museum on or near the National Mall. To be sure, support for the bill … Continue reading

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Seven Recent Reads


“Christmas in Museum Land” by Alena Pirok in her blog Museuming. It’s a little less timely for me to write about, now that the holidays are over, but it’s not as if they won’t be back. Pirok writes, with a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving at the Museum?


In its Weekend section, the Washington Post has published a list of holiday-themed activities to do every day from November 27 (the day before Thanksgiving) to December 26 (the day after Christmas). These activities include several museums and similar sites: … Continue reading

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If you wanted to visit a government-run museum or park…


The Washington Post compiled a list of “If you wanted to visit… try this instead…” amidst the government shutdown (which includes the shutdown of many major parks and museums). Here are my additions to the list: If you wanted to … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber’s Museum Visit


Teen pop star/heartthrob Justin Bieber recently visited the Anne Frank House – the building where Frank hid during World War II and kept a diary, now turned into a museum – and left this bit of profundity in the guest … Continue reading

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Museum Objects Celebrating Religious Freedom


You know those “Coexist” bumper stickers? They are objects of our time, but the idea is an old (and woefully under-realized) one. Yesterday I visited the Sackler Gallery, so that I could gawk like a fangirl at the Cyrus Cylinder, … Continue reading

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