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Stations of the Cross D.C. 2017


As I visited the Stations of the Cross D.C. 2017 exhibit, I kept returning to the question, “Who is this for?” Initially, this question was mostly logistical, as I tried to visit not just museums and outdoor installations, but also … Continue reading

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Coloring and Facts


This month, museums and libraries worldwide have used the Internet and social media to reach virtual audiences everywhere as participants in two online campaigns. The first, #ColorOurCollections, was spearheaded by the New York Academy of Medicine Library. It officially lasted … Continue reading

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A Visit to Gateway to NOAA


I had been meaning to visit Gateway to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) for a while. Small, nearby, and open only during normal business hours, it seemed like the perfect lunch break activity on a teleworking day. Never did … Continue reading

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Hands-On Learning at Children’s Museums


Hands-on, please touch. Busy brains, curious minds. Sandbox, playhouse, stepping stones. These words – along with the often-used word discovery – are some of the terms found in the names of children’s museums listed on the website of the Association … Continue reading

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John Canoe Jubilee


I first visited the Anacostia Community Museum in the summer of 2009, when this off-the-Mall Smithsonian put on the Jubilee: African American Celebration exhibit. As someone who loves holidays, I naturally wanted to see this exhibit all about holidays and … Continue reading

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The Trains of Christmas


Train gardens are everywhere at this time of year: the Ellipse as mentioned in a previous post, the United States Botanic Garden, Brookside Gardens, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore and its smaller site in Ellicott City, Union … Continue reading

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Trump’s Museum Visits?


Remember that moment in Chapter 29 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in which Neville is talking to Harry, Hermione, and Ron, filling them in on what they have missed at Hogwarts during their adventures searching for hallows and … Continue reading

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