Category Archives: Weekly Museum Visits Part I

Happy New Year!


I wanted to do a second post looking back on 2011, and in doing so, wish my readers a Happy 2012. Since my 12/26/11 “Happy Holidays” post, I have found a few more pages I’d like to share, as well … Continue reading

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Week 31: Howard University Museum


The Howard University Museum is located in one room in the Founders Library.  Being unfamiliar with the campus, it took me some time to find the building (from this experience and an occasion in December when I volunteered at an … Continue reading

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Week 30: Lyceum, Christ Church, and Friendship Firehouse Museum


Earlier this month, I attended museum events in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Black History Month.  This week, I attended a museum event in honor of Presidents’ Day. In Old Town Alexandria, VA, a parade … Continue reading

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Week 29: United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center


Another lunchtime lecture: this time in honor of Black History Month, to hear Paul Stillwell speak about his book Trailblazer: The U.S. Navy’s First Black Admiral, the story of Samuel Gravely. I arrived at the United States Navy Memorial and … Continue reading

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Week 28: Small Jewish Museum


2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, and history buffs will find no shortage of sites and events in the DC area to commemorate the historical date and learn more.  There are some obvious choices: … Continue reading

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Pictures from Week 27: German American Heritage Museum


I don’t yet have an actual analysis of GAHM, which I visited three days ago; I’m still doing research and mulling based on an article I read about it.  In the meantime, here are some photos I took:

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Week 26: Sixth and I Historic Synagogue


Last night, I visited Sixth and I Historic Synaogogue; I was reassured by a friend that this should count as a museum visit because it “is both a historic house (of worship) and a present-day arts venue.”  I suspected as … Continue reading

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Weekly Museum Visits in 2010 (Weeks 1-22)


And here is a list of my weekly visits to new museums in 2010. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens American University Museum Art Museum of the Americas National Museum of Women in the Arts Folger Shakespeare Library Textile Museum Sumner School Cylburn … Continue reading

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Weekly Museum Visits in 2011 (Weeks 23 and 24)


(There will be one more post briefly listing everywhere I went for Weeks 1-22, in 2010.) For Week 23, I went to the Koshland Science Museum. I first attempted to go on a Thursday, but when I arrived, the people … Continue reading

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Week 25: Ford’s Theatre


Alas, I did not have the foresight to start this blog with Week 1, back in July 2010, but I will try to bring the blog up to date in separate posts. Like so many others, I am fascinated by … Continue reading

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