Category: Washington DC

Make the most of a visit to Smithsonian’s African-American museum

The National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., hit its one-year anniversary in September 2017. And it remains a must-see in the nation’s capital, a soaring historical tribute to what happened and what can happen. Making the most of a visit to the African-American museum, however, takes a little work since it is so huge, so dense with information, and so all encompassing. I had the chance to visit the museum – part of the Smithsonian group — just a few weeks before the museum’s first anniversary. Despite doing my homework before my visit, I...

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9 tips for a memorable visit to Arlington National Cemetery in D.C.

The first time I visited Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., was when my Uncle Ara Mooradian, MIA in the Korean War, received a memorial service in 2004 with full military honors – horse-drawn caisson, soldiers on horses, 21-gun salute, Missing Man Formation, the whole deal. I have a tie to Arlington that may be different than many, but that doesn’t mean your visit to Arlington National Cemetery will be any less memorable.

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Newseum: must-see D.C. museum for news, politics & history buffs

Whether you are a history enthusiast, news and politics buff, or a student or fan of media and first-amendment rights, the Newseum is a must-go museum in Washington, D.C. Even though the spectacular Newseum is not free, it offers an insider look at all things news, current events, past history and First Amendment. There is something for everyone, not to mention great lessons for students visiting Washington, D.C.

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Jazzin’ it up in D.C.’s Sculpture Garden

Don’t miss this: Annual free jazz concerts in the stupendous Sculpture Garden on the National Mall that is part of the National Museum of Art. Let me repeat, free. Entering its 14th season in 2014, the series includes many genres of jazz to suit all tastes. And, yes, they are – I’ll say it again – free.

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