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I was born in the year of the Magnavox Odyssey.

The Magnavox Odyssey was the first commercial video game console. Released in August 1972, it was designed by Ralph Baer, who in 1966 (when England won the world cup, insert big smile here and think of the words “they think it’s all over…”) began prototyping and by 1968 he had a working model, known as the Brown Box. 318 more words


Paul Johnston at the National Museum of American History invites you to read their recent blog post giving the latest information on the ongoing conservation of one of America’s national treasures: The Star-Spangled Banner. 30 more words

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Cherry Blossom Weekend: Touring DC

As I mentioned in my recap of the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run, the actual race may have taken a bit of a backseat to all of the touring plans I had for my weekend in DC! 741 more words


First Ladies and Kremlin wives - thoughts...

I have been sent on a work trip to Washington, DC last month. I was so so so excited but didn’t realize that I might not even see DC (it was my first time) because of loads of work I had to do during that week. 252 more words


Coltrane's Sax Joins Smithsonian Jazz Collection

UPDATED: March 26, 2014 5:37 p.m.

WASHINGTON — One of John Coltrane’s tenor saxophones is joining the jazz collection at the Smithsonian.

Coltrane’s son, musician Ravi Coltrane, donated one of his father’s three principal tenor saxophones to the National Museum of American History on Wednesday. 168 more words


How often do you get a chance to snap a shot of Bill Clinton’s sax?