DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: Glorious Burden:
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Description of Pictures: When the National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian American Art Museum building was being renovated, Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington (the Lansdown Portrait) was on exhibit in American History's Presidential Gallery, which would eventually be called The American Presidency: A Glorius Burden..
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Description of Subject Matter: The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
This exhibition explores the personal, public, ceremonial and executive actions of the 43 men who have had a huge impact on the course of history in the past 200 years. More than 900 objects, including national treasures from the Smithsonian’s vast presidential collections, bring to life the role of the presidency in American culture.
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This was the year of 9/11 and many of the places that had been commonplace to visit beforehand suddenly became a pain in the neck or not available at all. I took a two-week trip right before 9/11 in New England and then took a one-week trip afterward to North Carolina.
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