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Out of Many, One: Celebrating Diversity on the National Mall

Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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When viewed from above ground, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s Out of Many, One, is staggering. The latest in Rodríguez-Gerada’s “facescapes,” or oversized portraits that are visible from

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Flowers, Sake, Festivals – Cherry Blossom Festival 2014

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
by on Living Around

The 102nd National Cherry Blossom Festival (NCBF) came to a close April 13th, 2014 and during those 24 days there were enough festivities to make

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White House Holiday Tour – Deck the Halls!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
by on Living Around

As an employee of the National Park Service, I have been outside the White House many times escorting tourists who are amazed by the landmarks

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Virginia’s Manassas Battlefield:
Two Critical Civil War Conflicts

Monday, May 28th, 2012
by on Living Around

Visiting the Manassas National Battlefield Park on a warm spring day, there’s no indication of the bloody conflicts that occurred on those grounds during the

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Governors Island: Little-Known Park Treasure

Monday, August 31st, 2009
by on Living Around

“Who knew it was this close,” said one friend. “Who knew the ferry was free,” said another. “And what a fabulous view of downtown.” Like

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