The National Archives’ new exhibition, Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War, opens to the public on November 10, 2017. The Remembering Vietnam Opening Weekend events will include: November 10 at 12 p.m.Book Lecture: "Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton: An Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in Vietnam" by Amy Shively Hawk. November 10 at 2 … [Read more...] about Free: “Remembering Vietnam” at the National Archives
A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art's highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites over the course of two hours. He'll stop to discuss each piece's symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he … [Read more...] about Half Price Tickets to National Gallery of Art Guided Tour
It's really difficult to narrow down a list of free things to do in Washington this summer--or anytime of year, for that matter. But here's a starting point for families looking to experience some of the best D.C. has to offer--for adults as well as kids! l. Visit the National Zoo 2. Take a free kid-friendly walking tour of major sites in the city (including Arlington Cemetery) 3. … [Read more...] about 10 Free Family Friendly Things to Do in Washington, D.C.
Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been engaged in multiple wars, varying in intensity, locale, and consequence. After fifteen years, this warfare has become normalized into our social and cultural landscape; it is ongoing, yet somehow out of sight, invisible. The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now explores and assesses the human costs of ongoing wars through … [Read more...] about Free at National Portrait Gallery: The Face of Battle
The highly anticipated exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History brings visitors face-to-face with mummies from ancient Egypt and Peru. It will shed new light on ancient mummies that have been recently re-examined using 21st-century tools and technologies. "Mummies" features one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America and provides an unparalleled glimpse into the … [Read more...] about Free: Mummies Exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History
The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100thanniversary of the United States’ entry into The Great War with a new free, online webinar series highlighting some of the Library’s most remarkable World War I resources, including documents, photographs, maps, and personal stories collected through the Veterans History Project. The five-part series of 40-minute talks will present discussions … [Read more...] about Library of Congress Launches Free WWI Webinar Series
To celebrate the centennial of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996), the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History showcases “Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song at 100,” a special display open through April 2018. The exhibit inaugurates the museum’s 16th annual April Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), which highlights women in jazz. JAM was founded at the National Museum of American … [Read more...] about Ella Fitzgerald Exhibit Opens at the National Museum of American History
Here's our list of things to do with kids in Baltimore from attractions to festivals, family friendly restaurants and even a few suggestions on where to sleep when you're ready to crash. Go wild for art at the three-day free Artscape street festival (July 21-23, 2017) See art at its most kooky and kinetic at the American Visionary Art Museum Ride the first mile of rail laid in America … [Read more...] about 37 Things to do with Kids on a Road Trip to Baltimore