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Public Memory, Glamour, and First Ladies

My latest article, which explores the role of glamour in how we remember our first ladies, is now available in Women’s Studies in Communication, volume 40, issue 3. 53 more words


Religious Freedom and Diversity in Early America - A New Smithsonian Exhibit

Interesting New Exhibition at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

“You can’t tell the story of American history without engaging with religion in some way,” Peter Manseau, the museum’s new curator of religious history, explains.  34 more words


Cultured as Fuck (pt. 1)

The other day Brendan and I went to The Smithsonian and did some learnin’. The first thing that HE learned is how stressful driving in DC is, with all those traffic circles and confused tourists looking at cherry blossoms instead of oncoming traffic. 165 more words

One Day & Night in Washington DC

Imagine you only have one day to experience the Nation’s Capital. What should you see? How would you see it?

Washington DC is a city of vistas. 843 more words


Day Trip to Washington, D.C.

For years I’ve wanted to visit D.C. during the height of cherry blossom season, and this year I decided to do it. For a couple of weeks before buying my plane ticket, I regularly checked  740 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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Day 5: National Gallery of Art & National Museum of American History

There was a neat similarity between the two presentations today that stuck out to me. Both museums mentioned that their goal was to make people feel comfortable, but the approach was very different for each museum. 227 more words