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Holiday Photos: Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, and Gardens

Some photos from my 2012 visit, with my parents, to George Washington’s home. We sampled hot chocolate (at least I did; my mother was taking too long reading exhibit text and missed the opportunity!) and saw gingerbread houses, along with … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trips to One City

My parents recently returned to the US from a week-and-a-half-long vacation to London, where they enjoyed the food (and tea) and toured the sites. Ten years ago, in summer 2004, I too traveled to London. Although that trip happened in … Continue reading

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Holidays at O Street Mansion

In May, I celebrated my birthday by going to O Street Mansion with friends (you can read my blog post about it here). Now I have gone back, this time with family, during my uncle’s week-long Christmas visit. The mansion … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

On Black Friday, my mother, father, sister, and uncle and I made the hour-and-a-half-or-so drive to St. Michaels, Maryland and visited the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. After we purchased our tickets in the gift shop, we were directed to a … 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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An Early Museum Visit

I cheated. My Weekly Museum Visits project required me to visit a new museum every week. These parameters did not mean I constantly needed to find a museum that had just opened; rather, I had to visit a museum that … Continue reading

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Wolf to Woof at the Museum of Idaho

Happy 32nd wedding anniversary to my parents! In August 2010, my parents visited the Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs exhibit at the Museum of Idaho. I asked them to write a guest blog post about the exhibit, and … Continue reading

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Laura’s Family Visits the Newseum

During the week between Christmas and New Year’s, my parents, sister, and uncle came to the Newseum. (I was working that day and I had the pleasure of checking their coats.) They spent several hours at the Newseum and, as … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned at the CVC

During my second-to-last week of work at the Capitol Visitor Center, I found myself delighting in the relatively low numbers: only 3,000 or 4,000 visitors per day, compared with 9,000 or 10,000 at our peak in the spring! The decrease … Continue reading

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My Parents’ Museum Visits

My parents spent a week and a half in Italy earlier this summer, and upon their return, I gave them an assignment. I asked them each, independently, to list all the museums they’d seen during their trip. They immediately asked, … Continue reading

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