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Memorial Day Weekend

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The start-of-summer for my family really kicks off with Memorial Day Weekend.  This is a wonderful time for family and friends to get together and celebrate our Nation’s hero.  Many people feel that Memorial Day in Washington, DC is a very  important tradition.  Of course, most travelers think that the only thing to see are…

Focus on African American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Focus on African American Art at Smithsonian

Earlier this month our group went to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Our guide Lee Ann gave us a retrospective look at African American Art work throughout the museum. It was a great way to familiarize yourself with the Museum’s collection, while focusing on African American Artists. We began by viewing these rare portraits painted by Joshua Johnson,…

All the Presidential Portraits

All the Presidents Portraits

Our group had a great time at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. The Portrait Gallery is the only Museum that has all of the presidents for the public to view. Virginia did a great job walking us through history while taking us through the portraits. Our stroll down historic memory lane was made very easy with having the portraits…