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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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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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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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Mount Vernon: Looking Back As We Look Forward

Monday, January 21st, 2013
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Washington D.C. was a flurry of inaugural activity this past weekend, with balls, parties, lectures, and tours, leading up to the swearing in of Barack

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Man Around Town: Logan Beirne
And the Lessons of George Washington

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
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Much like earlier generations, Generation Y is certainly proving that they have aspirations too. There’s no better example, than Logan Beirne, whose most recent accomplishment

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Alexandria’s Farmers’ Market:
More Than Fruits and Vegetables

Saturday, October 27th, 2012
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There are farmers’ markets, and then there’s the Alexandria farmers’ market. Farmers and artists begin to arrive in the early morning to set up their

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