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A Hard Story to Tell

On our second to the last museum visit we finally made it to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Although we dealt with the idea of telling a difficult story throughout our Seminar, with the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exemplified the balance between telling the truth of what happened without blaming or pointing figures. 195 more words

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What Can One Person Do?

Today we went to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and toured the Ocean Hall and the Human Origins exhibits. Upon taking a closer look at the Oceanic Hall there was a personal connection that the Natural History Museum was trying to portray to the visitors. 297 more words

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The Hard, Complicated Truth Delivered with Dignity and Grace

“But Washington allowed his slaves to marry, correct?”

“But Washington was a good slave owner, right?”

These are only two of the many reassurances that visitors ask for when on a tour at Mount Vernon. 258 more words

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How to eat at Michelin-rated restaurants on a budget


Jared Wong went to Johns Hopkins University with a mission: to visit over a half-dozen Michelin-starred and Michelin-recommended restaurants in the Baltimore area before the end of his freshman year. 1,013 more words


What is True Accessibility in a Museum?

This question was the highlight of today’s journey. What does accessibility really mean and why do we need it? The talk we had today at the National Museum of American History opened my eyes to the possibilities of programs and everyday exhibit changes that I would have never thought of before. 382 more words

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The Art of Storytelling in Zoos and Historical Homes

This week we have been learning about Storytelling in the formal museum setting but today we had the opportunity to see storytelling in a whole new light. 415 more words

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