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5 Feel-Good Election Exhibits Across the U.S. to Enjoy With Kids

As Election Day gets closer — it’s less than two weeks until November 8, get out and vote! — kids may be wondering what all of the election chaos and debates are about. 594 more words

Day Trips

Smithsonian Reaches Goal To Save Dorothy's Ruby Slippers

WASHINGTON (WJZ/AP) – Smithsonian officials are “over the rainbow” after reaching their fundraising goal to help preserve the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 “The Wizard Oz” film. 180 more words


'There's No Place Like Home:' Smithsonian Seeks To Save Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — The ruby slippers that whisked Dorothy back to Kansas in three clicks are looking a little down at the heels, prompting the Smithsonian to launch a $300,000 online campaign to conserve them. 279 more words


Washington D.C. – Day Two, Redux

This is the post for what went on yesterday, Monday, October 3.  Writing it up a day late for reasons explained in the previous post, which I’ll leave as is.  1,220 more words

National Parks

Washington, D.C. With Tweens

My family last visited Washington D.C. three years ago, when my Gilmore Girls were a bit younger, and we fell in love with our nation’s capital. 911 more words

Weekend Away

Washington, DC: Ford's Theatre and Abraham Lincoln's Legacy

Abraham Lincoln holds a vital place in American history, and reminders of him can be found in many places throughout the nation’s capital, Washington DC. The Lincoln Memorial, located at the west end of the National Mall, is the most obvious dedication to the late President. 528 more words