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My Country ‘Tis of Thee: Of Thee I Read

Saturday, July 5th, 2014
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David McCullough, the Pulitzer-Prize winning historian, once said in describing the state of history understanding in our country, “We’re raising young people who are, by

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George Washington: Entrepreneur –
A Visit to His Distillery & Gristmill

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Visitors to the Washington, D.C. area place Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, high on their list of sites to visit. (See our previous story.) But

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Win a Dream Wedding at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Three excellent reasons for having your wedding on July 4, 2015, in Old Town Alexandria: 1. This historic city is the perfect setting for your

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Books that Make President’s Day Meaningful

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
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It doesn’t matter what your politics are. Our presidents, all of them, deserve our respect. We all revere Washington and Lincoln. But even our less

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Benjamin Franklin’s Pride & Joy: Philadelphia

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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Philadelphia is the home of the Eagles, the ‘City of Brotherly Love,’ and of course the notorious cheesesteak rivalry. Yet, most people forget that this

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Trains, Trivia, And Tradition: Notable Non-Fiction

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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Non-fiction can encompass so much; there’s history, geography, sociology, and lots more. Here are some of the best non-fiction books on the market right now.

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Walk the Arts in D.C. This Weekend

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
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Washington is a museum town, drawing millions of people to the Smithsonian each year. Yet there are many smaller museums off the beaten tourist track

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The National Archives: A Perfect Setting
For Brad Meltzer’s Presidential Thrillers

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
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“There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I love those stories. And since I work at the National Archives, I find those stories for

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