Category Archives: Washington DC

My Favorite Things 2016

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I don’t seem to have strayed far from home in 2016. Too busy with the move, I suppose. But I did do a lot of activities in the DC area — a “last chance before I leave” thing.  So here’s … Continue reading

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National Museum of African American History

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I know that I said I wouldn’t be posting again until I moved to Tucson, and I’m still in DC but….  The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture opens today and I had to opportunity to … Continue reading

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The Final Fourth

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Happy Independence Day! It commemorates (for my non-US readers) the day — July 4, 1776 — that the American colonies claimed their independence from England. Each year, the US National Archives — which is the keeper of the original Declaration … Continue reading

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The White House Easter Egg Roll

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Yesterday was Easter Monday and I spent it working at the White House Easter Egg Roll. An Easter Egg Roll is a children’s game that involves rolling a hard boiled egg on the ground with a spoon, as fast as … Continue reading

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Marching Through DC

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On May 23, 1865, Union General George Meade and about 80,000 men from the Army of the Potomac marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, for a Grand Review of the Armies. The following day, General William T. Sherman led … Continue reading

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The Morning He Died

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Two physicians, who were in the audience at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865, attended Abraham Lincoln after he was shot.  The wound, they determined, was mortal, and there was nothing to do but try to make Lincoln comfortable while … Continue reading

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The Night He was Shot

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When I heard that Ford’s Theater National Historic Site was planning a two day, all-through-the-night event on the 150 anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, I got excited. Then I learned that tickets were necessary.  I assumed (and you know what … Continue reading

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