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An Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge

In the early 1800s, America was expanding in many ways. Part of that expansion was the education of Americans both in the classroom and otherwise. 332 more words

Early Republic

Cinco de Mayo ≠ Our Perceptions of It

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Here’s a Smithsonian Institute


on the (U.S.) National Postal Museum’s

commemorative stamp

(pictured above).

Also, keep in mind that there is… 68 more words

Holiday Handbook | Martha Stewart Is Not Impressed

Weekend In: Washington DC, Part 2

In my previous post, I talked a bit about determining travel and accommodations when planning a trip. For nearly every trip, travel and accommodations will be the most expensive part of your location. 405 more words


Aquamarine's Hidden Secrets

With it’s beautiful blue-green hue, it’s easy to see why aquamarine was selected as the birthstone of March. The aquamarine (Latin for “seawater”) is one of the most gorgeous gemstones known to man. 252 more words


Keeping Time

Not sure what this building is. I am sure its apart of the original Smithsonian Institute stuff because of the date of the building but I honestly have no idea what it is. 173 more words


Esteemed thinker: James Smithson

To preserve the past is to save the future, and though this observation may be heard by some as a contradiction, it is the very irony of its verbiage which makes it true.  480 more words


Travel Tuesday: The National Zoo

This unusually warm, sunny late February early March weather has me dreaming of spring and one of my favorite spring activities–visiting the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. 228 more words