May 15, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the world’s first regularly scheduled airmail service. President Wilson was on hand in Washington, D.C., to watch the historic take off. At first the service only operated between Washington, Philadelphia and New York. By 1920, airmail raced from New York to San Francisco. It was dangerous work. More than 30 pilots died doing their best to fly the … [Read more...] about “Postmen of the Skies” at National Postal Museum
Summer fitness is back! Enjoy free fitness classes presented by Gold's Gym beginning on Saturday, May 5th. Classes include cardio boxing, hip hop dance, yoga, and more! Start your Saturday with free yoga on the Plaza from 10am-11am. Summer Fitness brought to you by Gold’s Gym. … [Read more...] about Free Fitness Classes on the Plaza at the National Harbor
Right outside D.C. is Howard County, MD., which has lots of fun family things to see and do for the coming season. Sarah Kurtanich has collected quite a bit of information on activities starting in April and extending through the summer. Check it out and plan to attend and enjoy some of these festivals. … [Read more...] about Howard County Offers Many Opportunities for Family Fun
The National Park Service has announced three days this year when admission is free to all U.S. national parks: April 21, the first day of National Park Week; September 22 and November 11, Veterans Day. User fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours are NOT waived. Entrance fees are normally charged at 118 of the 417 national parks, while 299 are always … [Read more...] about 2018 Free Entrance Days at National Parks
While the Presidential monuments, war memorials, Smithsonian museums, National Zoo, and Arlington Cemetery should be on anyone's wish list of must see things to see and do in Washington, there are many other worthy adventures to be had in the city. Here are 10 other recommendations, in no particular order: l. Visit the Holocaust Museum. Granted it can be … [Read more...] about More Free Things to See and Do in D.C.
Ford Mustang lovers: Did you know that at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, you can sit in the driver’s seat of a custom-built 1965 Ford Mustang merged with a 2015 model? Plan your visit today to get a first-hand view into how far automotive design and technology have come in the past five decades — and what the next half-century could bring for the … [Read more...] about Free: “Split Personality” Ford Mustang Exhibit
“Portraits of the World: Switzerland” opened December 15, 2017 and will run until November 12, 2018. It is the inaugural exhibition of a series that will highlight the global context of American portraiture. Each year, the National Portrait Gallery will showcase a portrait created by an international artist affiliated with the lending country. The featured work is Femme en Extase, a portrait of … [Read more...] about Free: New Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery
National Postal Museum. Sounds dull, right? Nothing could be further from the truth! Below are some of the fun activities for kids and interesting exhibits for adults. What's more, you can park next door (not free) at Union Station and walk to the museum, which is one of the lesser known parts of the Smithsonian Institution. For Kids Watch how stamps were made 100 years ago on the Spider … [Read more...] about Free Fun at the National Postal Museum