Tag Archives: national museum of american history

Giving Context to Words


Earlier this month, the United States commemorated the Fourth of July, a holiday marked by traditions such as fireworks, cookouts, parades, and NPR broadcasting a reading of the Declaration of Independence. This year, NPR added something new to the mix: … Continue reading

Posted in Articles and Books, Museum Visits (Other), Museums and Holidays, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#wesembodiment Photo Challenge


My congregation is doing a Photo Challenge this month, in which everyone is given the same set of 31 words or phrases (well, 30, because one of them is used twice), one for each day of the month. What you … Continue reading

Posted in Photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Lists of Museums | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photo of the Day: Victory


WordPress’s Photo Challenge this week is Victory. Here is a photo of the gazebo that used to be in the Victory Garden at the National Museum of American History.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Valerie Tripp at the Bethesda Literary Festival


Last weekend Bethesda, Maryland (whose Metro stop with the same name I blogged about several weeks ago) held its 16th annual Bethesda Literary Festival, an event that takes place from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon during one weekend in April … Continue reading

Posted in Articles and Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Articles and Books, Capitol Visitor Center, Museums and Holidays | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Employed.


Last week, in my Seven Recent Reads post, I mentioned a few DC-area museums I would not be able to visit because they are only open on weekdays during typical business hours. The reason why is the news I have … Continue reading

Posted in Museums and Holidays | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments