|2006_DC_Franken_060929||12||Borders -- Al Franken ("The Truth (with Jokes)")|
Al Franken: Intelligent, insightful, inspiring, and funny, Al's political satire is poised to become the most talked-about book. Armed with an additional chapter, the paperback edition of this book is ready to take the fight to the Bush administration and its right-wing cronies, once again.
|2006_DC_Newhart_060922||18||Borders -- Bob Newhart ("I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This")|
Legendary comic Bob Newhart discusses his new book "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!" in conversation with American Film Institute director and NPR commentator, (and former Barnum & Bailey clown) Murray Horwitz. "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!" is The first book ever from an icon of American comedy. A...
|2006_DC_Sheehan_060925||7||Borders -- Cindy Sheehan ("Peace Mom")|
Cindy Sheehan: The woman who turned grief into action and took her anti-war message to the President's doorstep tells her story in her own words -- a wrenching tale of heroism that will inspire a new generation of activists.
|2006_DC_EK_060427||9||Borders -- Ted Kennedy ("America Back On Track")|
This was a book-signing event for "America Back on Track," billed as Kennedy's first major policy book in more than forty years. Just the week before, he had been named as one of the U.S. top 10 Senators by Time magazine.
Their list: Thad Cochran, Ted Kennedy, John McCain, Jon Kyl, Arlen Specter,...
|2006_DC_BABA_061115||102||British-American Business Assn (BABA) 5th Annual Plymouth Gin Martini Evening|
|2006_DC_CHHP_060411||6||Capitol Hill History Project -- Edward Marolda (History of the Navy Yard)|
A History of the Navy Yard from the Navy’s Top Historian: Few people today are aware of how great a role the Washington Navy Yard has played in the life and development of Capitol Hill. The walled facility at the foot of 8th Street was once the biggest builder of Navy ships in the country, and then...
|2006_DC_CHHP_060207||3||Capitol Hill History Project -- Lucinda Janke (Breweries of Capitol Hill)|
“The Breweries of Capitol Hill”: Not a trace of them remains today, but in the late 19th century Capitol Hill boasted two of Washington’s largest breweries, complete with beer gardens and brass bands. Please join us on Tuesday, February 7, for our next Overbeck History Lecture, as we figuratively raise...
|2006_DC_CatCG_060801||14||Cato Institute -- Comprehensive Immigration Reform for a Growing Economy (w/Carlos Gutierrez)|
Comprehensive Immigration Reform for a Growing Economy: Policy Forum: Featuring The Hon. Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce.
In January 2004, President Bush called upon Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform that would secure our borders, meet our economic needs, and uphold our best...
|2006_DC_CatNE_060907||22||Cato Institute -- Design for a New Europe|
"Design for a New Europe" (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Featuring the author John Gillingham (Professor of History, University of Missouri-St. Louis) with comments by Ambassador John Bruton (Head of the European Union Delegation to the United States), moderated by Marian Tupy (Assistant Director,...
|2006_DC_CatEI_061019||12||Cato Institute -- End of Iraq (w/Peter Galbraith)|
The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End (Simon & Schuster, 2006)
Featuring the author, Peter W. Galbraith, Former U.S. Ambassador to Croatia and Senior Diplomatic Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation; with comments by Marina S. Ottaway, Director of...
|2006_DC_CatFA_061018||13||Cato Institute -- Foreign Aid (w/Andrew Mwenda)|
Foreign Aid and the Weakening of Democratic Accountability in Uganda: Featuring Andrew Mwenda, Political Editor, Daily Monitor (Kampala, Uganda), with comments by Mauro De Lorenzo, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute.
The international aid lobby claims that increased foreign aid will help...
|2006_DC_CatNeg_060920||16||Cato Institute -- In Defense of Negativity|
Cato sponsored a Book Forum on "In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns", featuring the author John G. Geer (Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University). The session was moderated by John Samples (Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato...
|2006_DC_CatBlo_061213||16||Cato Institute -- Overblown: How Politicians etc Inflate National Security Threats (w/John Mueller and James Gilmore III)|
Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them
Featuring the author, John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Ohio State University; with comments by James S. Gilmore, III, Former Governor of Virginia and Chair of...
|2006_DC_CatAgr_060831||22||Cato Institute -- Prospects for Reform of U.S. Agricultural Policy (w/Mike Johanns)|
The Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute presented a Policy Forum on "Prospects for Reform of U.S. Agricultural Policy –With or without Doha". Speakers were Mike Johanns (U.S. Secretary of Agriculture), Cal Dooley (President and CEO, Food Products Association) and Robert L. Thompson...
|2006_DC_CatMCI_061102||14||Cato Institute -- U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency|
The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency: What We Have Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan: Featuring: Jeffrey Record, Professor, Air War College, Author of Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win; Thomas E. Ricks, Senior Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post, Author of Fiasco: The American Military...
|2006_DC_CatWOT_060908||26||Cato Institute -- War on Terrorism Five Years after 9/11|
The Cato Institute had a Policy Forum on "The War on Terrorism Five Years after 9/11". It featured a presentation by Robert Pape (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago and author of "Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism"), followed by a discussion of U.S....
|2006_DC_Critters||8||Critters -- DC|
Two critter sightings:
(060512) Baby black bird outside OAS building
(061215) Grey squirrel at Pershing Park
|2006_DC_Metro_Tour_060422||17||Cultural Tourism DC -- Metro Behind the Scenes Tour|
Metro: Behind the Scenes: As part of Metro's 30th anniversary, participants were taken around to the original Metro stations (the first was Rhode Island Avenue, and we also did Union Station, Judiciary Square, Gallery Place, Metro Center, and Farragut North) by Metro's interim general manager, Dan...
|2006_DC_CWPT_Endangered_060228||48||CWPT's "America's Most Endangered Battlefields" presentation (2006)|
The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) hosted a news conference to announce the most endangered Civil War battlefields of 2006. Speaking at the news conference were Ben Stein (commentator and well-known movie and television personality), Dr. Libby O'Connell (historian of The History Channel), and...
|2006_DC_911DC||7||DC -- 9/11 illumination at Pentagon from East Potomac Park|
One day before the five year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Pentagon sponsored the National "Freedom Walk." It started on the National Mall and finished at the Pentagon. Afterward, there was an illumination ceremony which featured 184 beams of light to commemorate each life lost in the attack on...
|2006_DC_Red_Cross||2||DC -- American Red Cross Natl Headquarters|
|2006_DC_AFRH||6||DC -- Armed Forces Retirement Home (Old Soldiers Home)|
|2006_DC_OAS_Breaking||23||DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- "Breaking Borders"|
Breaking Borders / Rompiendo Fronteras
December 1, 2006-January 21, 2007
Washington D.C.: The Art Museum of the Americas and the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the OAS announce the opening of Breaking Borders / Rompiendo Fronteras, an exhibition of photography and digital art by the Salvadoran...
|2006_DC_OAS_Geometry||22||DC -- Art Museum of the Americas -- "Geometry and Gesture"|
Geometry and Gesture from the Collection
March- July 2006
Geometry and Gesture from the Collection is part of a continuing series of exhibits over the past year that have explored different facets of the OAS permanent collection. The current exhibit looks at the collection through the prism of...
|2006_DC_SISG||29||DC -- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery|
|2006_DC_Calvary||12||DC -- Calvary Baptist Church|
|2006_DC_CapHill||7||DC -- Capitol Hill area|
|2006_DC_Cherry||131||DC -- Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin (2006)|
I visited the blossoms twice this year.
|2006_DC_Heurich||18||DC -- Christian Heurich House Museum (The Brewmaster's Castle)|
|2006_DC_Epiphany||12||DC -- Church of the Epiphany|
|2006_DC_Corcoran||54||DC -- Corcoran Gallery of Art|
|2006_DC_DAR||2||DC -- DAR Memorial Constitution Hall|
|2006_DC_Decatur||19||DC -- Decatur House|
|2006_DC_DOI_Museum||11||DC -- Dept of Interior Museum|
|2006_DC_Treasury||1||DC -- Dept of Treasury building|
|2006_DC_SIPG_Comp||23||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Special Exhibits -- Portrait Competition|
These are pictures from the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.
|2006_DC_SIPG_ColdWar||11||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Special Exhibits -- Presidency and the Cold War|
|2006_DC_SIPG_Pres||35||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- America's Presidents|
I've photographed almost the entire America's Presidents exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
|2006_DC_SIPG_Bldg||73||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- Building|
Pictures taken before July 2006 were of the outside of the building as they got it ready for its opening. They include some nighttime shots during pre-opening receptions. The building opened on July 1, 2006 so the pictures from that day forward include indoor shots.
|2006_DC_SIPG_CW||21||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- Civil War|
I've photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
|2006_DC_SIPG_Folk||44||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- Folk Art|
To see a more complete view of the Folk Art collection taken over the years, ...
|2006_DC_SIPG_Luce||34||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art|
|2006_DC_SIPG_Modern||1||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- Modern Art|
|2006_DC_SIPG_Painting||159||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- Paintings|
|2006_DC_SIPG_Portrait||73||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- Portraits|
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
|2006_DC_SIPG_Sculpture||66||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- Sculpture|
|2006_DC_SIPG_Bravo||15||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- "Bravo!"|
I've photographed the entire Bravo! exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
|2006_DC_SIPG_Champions||4||DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center for Amer Art & Portraiture -- "Champions"|
I've photographed the entire Champions exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
|2006_DC_Dumbarton||62||DC -- Dumbarton Oaks|
|2006_DC_Dupont||2||DC -- Dupont Circle area|
|2006_DC_EPPV||2||DC -- East Potomac Park -- Views of the Potomac River|
|2006_DC_Eastern_Market||10||DC -- Eastern Market|
|2006_DC_Ellipse||1||DC -- Ellipse (by White House) area|
|2006_DC_Emb_Canada||3||DC -- Embassy of Canada|
|2006_DC_Falun||3||DC -- Falun Gong protesters|
These guys have been protesting in DC for years now. Lots of leaflets. Lots of complaints about China. This time, it's that the Chinese government uses jailed Falun Gong members as unwilling organ banks. Frankly, they strike me as a bit of a cult and I'm always amused when people protest in the...
|2006_DC_FTC||4||DC -- Federal Trade Commission building|
|2006_DC_Foggy_Bottom||2||DC -- Foggy Bottom area|
|2006_DC_Folger||10||DC -- Folger Shakespeare Library|
|2006_DC_FONZ_Event_061119||58||DC -- FONZ 2006 Event -- Kandula 5th birthday|
Elephant Birthday Party: Kandula, the Zoo's young male Asian elephant, is turning five! We're planning a really big party to celebrate his fifth birthday.
|2006_DC_FONZ_Event_060709||85||DC -- FONZ 2006 Event -- Tai Shan's first birthday event|
This was Tai Shan's first birthday. The event included a press conference, followed by a viewing where he received a custom-made fruitsicle prepared by Zoo nutritionists. He was also presented with a new soccer ball and a baby pool filled with water, two new toys, generously provided by Fujifilm.
|2006_DC_FONZ_Ceremony_061119||55||DC -- FONZ 2006 Kandula 5th birthday event -- Ceremony|
The ceremony included opening remarks by the Zoo's director, John Berry, as well as the Sri Lanka ambassador to the United States, Bernard Goonetilleke. It was followed by a candle-lighting ceremony -- seven candles for the seven guests lighting them -- and the presentation of an elephant-riding cloth...
|2006_DC_FONZ_Talk_061116||60||DC -- FONZ 2006 Talk -- Conservation of Asian Elephants in Sri Lanka and Beyond|
As part of the Zoo’s celebration of Asian elephant Kandula’s fifth birthday, Bernard Goonetilleke, the Sri Lanka ambassador to the United States greeted the audience. He turned us over to Dayananda Kariyawasam, Director General of Sri Lanka's Department of Wildlife Conservation, who opened the program...
|2006_DC_FONZ_Talk_060322||5||DC -- FONZ 2006 Talk -- Tim Flannery ("Weather Makers")|
Tim Flannery is director of the South Australia Museum, professor at the University of Adelaide, and an internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, conservationist, and writer. In addition to his specialized scientific writing, he contributes regularly to The New York Review of Books, and is the...
|2006_DC_FONZ_Viewing_061119||87||DC -- FONZ 2006 Viewing -- Kandula 5th birthday event -- Presents and Cake|
|2006_DC_FONZ_Viewing_061218||52||DC -- FONZ 2006 Viewing -- New African lions|
A lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away. With the arrival of the National Zoo's three new African lions, our excitement is probably just as audible!
Please join us in welcoming these lions at an exclusive continental breakfast and preview at the Great Cats exhibit on Monday, December 18, from...
|2006_DC_FONZ_Viewing_060830||87||DC -- FONZ 2006 Viewing -- Sumatran tiger cubs pre-opening viewing|
This was a donor event for the new Sumatran tiger cubs. We got to see them before they went on exhibit to the public.
While there, I got to meet the new executive director of FONZ, Robert J. Lamb. He had been selected June 5 of this year. According to the FONZ press release about the...
|2006_DC_Zoofari_060518||49||DC -- FONZ 2006 Zoofari event|
I ran into all sorts of Zoo people at this event including John Berry (director), Lucy Spelman (former director), Jim Schroeder (FONZ president), Mara Mayor (director of education), and Lisa Stevens (the panda lady, not pictured), I also ran into a few people from other groups that I belong to.
|2006_DC_Fords||12||DC -- Ford's Theatre Natl Historic Site|
|2006_DC_BlackBerry||6||DC -- FOSE -- BlackBerry reception @ Clyde's|
|2006_DC_FOSE||25||DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo)|
Two visits to FOSE this year: ...
|2006_DC_FDR||7||DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial|
|2006_DC_Franklin||3||DC -- Franklin School|
|2006_DC_Franklin_Sq||13||DC -- Franklin Square|
|2006_DC_FPlaza||2||DC -- Freedom Plaza|
|2006_DC_Shooter_061004||14||DC -- Freedom Plaza -- Filming "Shooter" w/Mark Wahlberg|
|2006_DC_SIFG||37||DC -- Freer Gallery of Art|
|2006_DC_Gallery_Place||45||DC -- Gallery Place areas|
|2006_DC_Georgetown||16||DC -- Georgetown areas|
|2006_DC_Glenwood||14||DC -- Glenwood Cemetery|
|2006_DC_Greyhound||1||DC -- Greyhound Bus Station|
|2006_DC_SIHIR||2||DC -- Hirshhorn Museum (Inside)|
|2006_DC_Hotel_Monaco||12||DC -- Hotel Monaco|
My first government job was in this building. Back when I arrived in 1979, this was the headquarters of the International Trade Commission. After awhile, I changed jobs and left. The agency, which was already too big for the building and was simultaneously occupying space in the Bicentennial...
|2006_DC_SIIGDA||10||DC -- International Gallery (VSA 5th: "Destination Anywhere")|
"Destination Anywhere": VSA Arts 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition for Young Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25
On view are 15 artworks that reflect the experiences of young artist with disabilities and reveal how those disabilities shape or transform the artists' lives and ultimate...
|2006_DC_SIIGAV||5||DC -- International Gallery ("Amazon Voyage")|
Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches: This exhibition follows a boat journey along the Amazon River, with stops at 9 ports of call. On view are live fish, objects, over 20 interactives, and multimedia presentations to explore biodiversity and the relationships between the environment, the...
|2006_DC_SIIGMMI||70||DC -- International Gallery ("Myth, Mortals and Immortality")|
"Myth, Mortals and Immortality: Works from Museo Soumaya de México" kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City, features approximately 100 works by Mexico’s most renowned artists...
|2006_DC_JAWilson||2||DC -- John A. Wilson Building|
|2006_DC_Aquatic||72||DC -- Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens|
|2006_DC_Honors_061203||76||DC -- Kennedy Center -- Kennedy Center Honors (2006)|
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selection of the individuals who will receive the Kennedy Center Honors of 2006. Recipients to be honored at the 29th annual national celebration of the arts are: musical theater composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber; conductor Zubin...
|2006_DC_Simon_061015||19||DC -- Kennedy Center -- Mark Twain Prize (2006 -- Neil Simon)|
Mark Twain prize to Neil Simon: The Kennedy Center will award the ninth annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Neil Simon, one of America's--and the world's--greatest humorists. In a show filled with fun and laughter, a star-studded lineup will honor Simon, including Jason Alexander, Christina...
|2006_DC_Lafayette_Park||25||DC -- Lafayette Park (by White House) area|
|2006_DC_LOC||70||DC -- Library of Congress|
|2006_DC_LOC_BHope||4||DC -- Library of Congress -- Bob Hope and American Variety|
Bob Hope was among the 20,000 vaudeville performers working in the 1920s. Many of these performers were, like Hope, recent immigrants to America who saw a vaudeville career as one of the few ways to succeed as a "foreigner" in America. Throughout his extraordinary professional career of nearly seventy...
|2006_DC_LOC_Art||76||DC -- Library of Congress -- Cartoon America exhibit|
The following description of the exhibit is from http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/cartoonamerica/
James Arthur Wood, Jr., began collecting original cartoon art as a childhood hobby. In his teens, Wood honed his drawing skills by copying the styles and characters of his favorite cartoonists. He began...
|2006_DC_Lincoln_Cottage||79||DC -- Lincoln Cottage (at the Armed Forces Retirement Home)|
|2006_DC_Lincoln_CottageVC||1||DC -- Lincoln Cottage (at the Armed Forces Retirement Home) -- Visitor Center|
|2006_DC_Lincoln_Pk||9||DC -- Lincoln Park|
|2006_DC_Eyes||37||DC -- Mall -- Eyes Wide Open exhibit|
Eyes Wide Open, AFSC’s widely acclaimed exhibit of boots and shoes commemorating the casualties of the Iraq war is returning to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. after a tour of more than 70 cities.
This year, the exhibit anchors a larger four-day event (schedule below), Silence of the Dead –...
|2006_DC_Immigration_060517||29||DC -- Mall -- Immigration rally|
This was a pre-march rally in support of immigration reform that was held on the National Mall. I had missed the big on in March because of social commitments and I had a member event to go to during the planned evening march on the U.S. Capitol but I decided to try to see this. There weren't many...
|2006_DC_SIAIR||20||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum|
|2006_DC_SIAIR_TreasuresAH||177||DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Treasures of American History|
Dorothy’s ruby slippers, Abraham Lincoln's top hat and some of the stars of "Star Wars" will bunk with historic aircraft and spacecraft when the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History presents "Treasures of American History" at the National Air and Space Museum. Opening Nov. 17, the...
|2006_DC_Archives||2||DC -- Natl Archives|
|2006_DC_Archives_Eyewitness||18||DC -- Natl Archives major exhibit -- Eyewitness|
"Eyewitness—American Originals from the National Archives": Gripping eyewitness accounts—in the form of letters, diaries, audio and film recordings—chronicle dramatic moments in U.S. history. Highlights of the exhibit include: George Washington’s 1775 report on a threat of bioterrorism; a typed...
|2006_DC_Archives_0606||5||DC -- Natl Archives (exterior with air pumping equipment after flood)|
There had been a lot of rain in the city on Sunday, June 25. Because the Mall is downhill and the rest of the city is concrete, the water went into the drains and overwhelmed the outtake system at the bottom. Manhole covers started popping off. The power company collapsed as some places were flooded...
|2006_DC_Book_HB_060930||74||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- History & Biography Pavilion (Doris Kearns Goodwin, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Taylor Branch, Kai Bird, Martin Sherwin, John Hope Franklin, and Douglas Brinkley)|
Doris Kearns Goodwin, a former Harvard professor and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, is the author of several New York Times best-sellers, including No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt which was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in History and her latest book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of...
|2006_DC_Book_060930||97||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Other than History and Biography|
People pictured here include: Gennady Spirin, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bryan Collier, Brad Meltzer, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Harlan Coben, Khaled Hosseini, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Louis Sachar, Bob Woodward, Kadir Nelson, John McCutcheon, George P. Pelecanos, Daniel Hoffman, Alexandra Stoddard, and Stephenie...
|2006_DC_Building||13||DC -- Natl Building Museum|
They said the new things going up were for an NBC reality show which was going to film there on Monday. From the Washington Post at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/18/AR2006081801131.html
NAMES & FACES
Saturday, August 19, 2006; Page C03
Ex-CIA Loses the Way on...
|2006_DC_NGAEW||12||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- East Wing|
|2006_DC_NGASG||3||DC -- Natl Gallery of Art -- Sculpture Garden|
|2006_DC_Jap_Amer||2||DC -- Natl Japanese-American Monument|
|2006_DC_Law||28||DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial|
Several visits here:
(060313) Nighttime visit.
(060517) These were taken a few days after the "thin blue line" ceremony. Lots of flowers and markers for slain police officers.
(060520) This includes an interesting sequence taken several weeks after Law Day as a squirrel goes from wreath to wreath...
|2006_DC_Mall||5||DC -- Natl Mall area|
Air pumps at the IRS building after the flooding.
|2006_DC_SIAH||74||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center|
As the building gets ready to close. The last day to visit is September 4 and it doesn't reopen until the summer of 2008.
|2006_DC_SIAH_Price||1||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center -- Price of Freedom exhibit|
|2006_DC_SIAHV||11||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center -- Views from...|
|2006_DC_SIAH_Plans||22||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center (Building renovation plans)|
These were slides shown to a James Smithson Society donor lunch. They showed the plans for the renovated and transformed National Museum of American History. The description from the lunch was as follows:
Renovation and Transformation: In an important step to ensure the long-term preservation of...
|2006_DC_SIAH_Closing_060904||28||DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center: Closing day (2006)|
Closing day presentation by museum director Brent Glass just before the museum closed for renovations for over two years.
|2006_DC_SINH_Plans||23||DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Written in Bone -- Plans for exhibit|
I took these photos during a James Smithson Society lunch in 2006. It was three years before the exhibit opened and I wasn't allowed to post the pictures until after it opened. Much of what opened three years later was quite similar to what was presented although the flow of the exhibit was a bit...
|2006_DC_AmerInd||28||DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian (2006)|
|2006_DC_Mickey||4||DC -- Natl Theatre -- Mickey's Magic Show opens|
I was on my way to Zoofari so I didn't have time to stick around for the local celebrities who were going to show up for this. Inside was a huge Disney-related store of course.
|2006_DC_SINZ_Amazonia||13||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Amazonia|
|2006_DC_SINZ_Art||5||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Artwork|
|2006_DC_SINZ_Bear||78||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Bears|
Featuring the new sloth bear cub.
|2006_DC_SINZ_BV||37||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Beaver Valley|
|2006_DC_SINZ_Cat||59||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Big Cats|
Several visits: ...
|2006_DC_SINZ_Bird||29||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Bird House|
|2006_DC_SINZ_Const||36||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Construction Projects|
|2006_DC_SINZ_Tile||4||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Donor Tiles|
These are the various donor tiles I've paid for at the Zoo over the years.
|2006_DC_SINZ_Elephant||48||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Elephant House|
Pictures taken 11/19 were taken during a Kandula-anniversary event.
|2006_DC_SINZ_Panda||305||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Giant and red pandas (2006)|
Mostly pictures of Tai Shan, the cub
|2006_DC_SINZ_Invert||10||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Invertebrates|
|2006_DC_SINZ_Main||52||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Parts not covered elsewhere|
Including photos of the new Asia Trail section.
|2006_DC_SINZ_Prairie||6||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Prairie Dogs|
|2006_DC_SINZ_Primate||7||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Primates|
|2006_DC_SINZ_Reptile||24||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Reptile House|
|2006_DC_SINZ_Mammal||3||DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Small Mammal House|
|2006_DC_NY_Pres||2||DC -- New York Avenue Presbyterian Church|
|2006_DC_Newseum||8||DC -- Newseum|
|2006_DC_Oak_Hill||14||DC -- Oak Hill Cemetery|
|2006_DC_OCC||4||DC -- Old Convention Center (site) / CityCenterDC|
|2006_DC_Old_Post||2||DC -- Old Post Office Pavilion|
|2006_DC_Old_PostV||9||DC -- Old Post Office Pavilion -- Views from tower|
|2006_DC_Old_Stone||15||DC -- Old Stone House (part of Rock Creek Park)|
|2006_DC_OAH_060422||35||DC -- Org of American Historians/Abraham Lincoln Institute -- Lincoln's war powers|
This was a panel discussion presented by the Abraham Lincoln Institute at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Washington, DC. Three members of the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Institute presented paper on presidential war powers. , Michael Burlingame, Allen...
|2006_DC_OAS||25||DC -- Organization of American States Building|
|2006_DC_Penn||17||DC -- Pennsylvania Avenue area|
|2006_DC_Pershing||5||DC -- Pershing Park|
|2006_DC_Petersen_House||1||DC -- Petersen House (House Where Lincoln Died)|
|2006_DC_WHouse_Passby||14||DC -- Presidential Helicopter flybys|
Two flybys. The first was (060619) and Kristin and I were desperately trying to get to an event at the Department of the Interior but we were stopped because the presidential helicopter was landing. That killed 15 minutes.
|2006_DC_Press_060918||8||DC -- Press Conference w/Acting Chief of the United States Capitol Police|
This was a press conference that I happened on while I was walking. The press conference was in response to an intruder incident that had happened at the Capital that morning. Here was that day's press release about the incident:
At approximately 7:47 a.m., a vehicle breached security of the Capitol...
|2006_DC_RRB||7||DC -- Ronald Reagan Building|
|2006_DC_RRBV||14||DC -- Ronald Reagan Building -- Views from...|
|2006_DC_Folklife||20||DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2006)|
Alberta at the Smithsonian
The vitality and diversity of the western Canadian province of Alberta will be celebrated in the heart of America's capital in summer 2006 as part of the internationally renowned Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
With the fastest-growing economy in Canada, Alberta's wealth...
|2006_DC_Southwest||1||DC -- Southwest areas|
|2006_DC_Stanton_Pk||4||DC -- Stanton Park|
|2006_DC_Supreme_Ct||6||DC -- Supreme Court Building|
|2006_DC_Jeff_Mem||20||DC -- Thomas Jefferson Memorial|
|2006_DC_Toynbee||3||DC -- Toynbee tiles|
(1) This one was photographed at the intersection of 15th and F, NW.
(2) This one, a color one, was right near the Temperance Fountain by the National Archives building. I just happened to run across it which was pretty cool!
In Movie '2001
|2006_DC_Union_Station||7||DC -- Union Station|
|2006_DC_Union_StationX||7||DC -- Union Station during Christmas|
|2006_DC_Botanic||39||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden|
|2006_DC_BotanicX||8||DC -- U.S. Botanic Garden -- Christmas|
|2006_DC_CapitolX||17||DC -- U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree (2006)|
The Capitol Christmas Tree 2006 was from the state of Washington. The sign says:
This year's Capitol Christmas Tree is a Pacific silver fire (Abies amabilis), from the Wynoochee River Headwaters in the steep mountains of Grays Harbor County in Western Washington. The tree was harvested from the...
|2006_DC_Capitol||48||DC -- U.S. Capitol (exterior images)|
|2006_DC_Arboretum||92||DC -- U.S. Natl Arboretum|
|2006_DC_Naval_Memorial||10||DC -- U.S. Navy Memorial|
|2006_DC_Verizon||3||DC -- Verizon Center|
|2006_DC_WCCVw||3||DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Views from...|
|2006_DC_Wash_Mon||4||DC -- Washington Monument|
|2006_DC_WNY||11||DC -- Washington Navy Yard|
|2006_DC_WNY_Chapel||8||DC -- Washington Navy Yard -- Chapel|
|2006_DC_WNY_Barry||100||DC -- Washington Navy Yard -- Display Ship Barry (DD 993)|
|2006_DC_WNY_Art||13||DC -- Washington Navy Yard -- Navy Art Gallery|
|2006_DC_WNY_NavyMus||99||DC -- Washington Navy Yard -- U.S. Navy Museum|
|2006_DC_WNY_Parks||27||DC -- Washington Navy Yard -- Willard and Dahlgren (?) Parks|
|2006_DC_White_House||4||DC -- White House|
Included here is a protest for "Dog". Duane "Dog" Chapman is a bounty hunter who's had an interesting career as a bounty hunter and has a TV show to prove it. One of his adventures took him to Mexico to grab a wanted rapist. However, Mexico doesn't recognize bounty hunters and wanted him extradited....
|2006_DC_WHouse_Tree||32||DC -- White House -- Natl Christmas Tree (2006)|
|2006_DC_WHouse_Garden||35||DC -- White House Garden Tour|
In the old days, this was a more enjoyable event because you could actually wander through some of the gardens. Now days, you have to stay on the pavement and you seldom get anywhere close to an actual plant. Still, it's only offered a few times a year so take it while you can.
|2006_DC_Whouse_XMas||45||DC -- White House interior Christmas decorations (2006)|
|2006_DC_Willard||20||DC -- Willard InterContinental Washington|
|2006_DC_Smoking_060316||8||DC -- "Thank You for Smoking" panel discussion|
This was a panel discussion that followed a pre-screening of "Thank You for Smoking" screening. The moderator was Washington Post Health Section Reporter, January Payne, with speakers Matthew Myers (President of the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids) and Alana L. Davis ("Public Relations Guru", Senior...
|2006_DC_Shearer_060920||16||DCJCC -- Jewish Literary Festival -- Harry Shearer|
An Evening with Harry Shearer -- Not Enough Indians: A Novel. This was part of the Washington Jewish Literary Festival.
Join Harry Shearer—best known as the voice of Mr. Burns and Flanders on “The Simpsons,” co-creator and co-star of This is Spinal Tap, and former writer and cast member on “Saturday...
|2006_DC_DOCSF_061206||14||Dept of Commerce -- Secretary's Forum: Greatness, Reagan and Winston Churchill|
Dr. Sampson at the Department of Commerce hosted author, Steven Hayward who discussed his unexpected discovery, during his ongoing biographical research and writing about the Reagan presidency, of the startling number of parallels and similarities between Reagan and Winston Churchill, which led him to...
|2006_DC_Pickering_061214||8||Dept of Commerce -- Thomas Pickering|
The Bureau of Industry and Security in the Department of Commerce sponsored a BIS Speaker Series event with Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering. He was formerly the Senior Vice President for International Relations at Boeing, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and the Ambassador to the...
|2006_DC_Moore_060619||4||Dept of Interior -- Hullihen Williams Moore lecture |
This was a lecture and reception by Hullihen Williams Moore, a black and white photographer who had an exhibit called "Shenandoah: Views of our National Park" at the DOI Museum.
|2006_DC_NALBJ_060324||41||Env Film Festival @ Natl Archives -- "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (w/Jack Valenti and Bess Abell)|
In conjunction with the 2006 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Center for the National Archives Experience present "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (1992), the story of one of America’s most remarkable First Ladies...
|2006_DC_NGGB_060326||4||Env Film Festival @ Natl Gallery -- "The Giant Buddhas" (w/Christian Frei)|
"The Giant Buddhas" (Switzerland, 2005, 95 min.) DC Premiere. In Bamiyan, the great valley in Afghanistan, not long ago, stood two giant Buddha statues–one, at 53 meters high, the tallest representation of Buddha in the world. But that was another world. In February of 2001 the Taliban issued an edict...
|2006_DC_NHAmazon_060324||4||Env Film Festival @ Natl Museum of Natural History -- "Banking on Disaster" (w/Adrian Cowell)|
Murder in the Amazon. (1989, 55 min.) The brutal murder of Chico Mendes on December 22, 1988 provoked international protest and brought worldwide attention to the problem of Amazonian deforestation. The film follows his rise as the leader of the rubber-tappers, or seringueiros, who have subsisted in the...
|2006_DC_NHMF_060326||24||Env Film Festival @ Natl Museum of Natural History -- "The Monkey Folk" (w/Jacques Perrin)|
"The Monkey Folk (Le Peuple Singe)", France/Indonesia, 1989, 85 min.) DC Premiere. Five years in the making, this comprehensive French documentary record of the simian world explores the lives and behavior in the wild of over 120 different simian species. Footage from the tropical forests of Ethiopia,...
|2006_DC_Fireworks_060704||40||Fireworks -- 4th of July on the Mall (2006) from the Washington Monument|
|2006_DC_CB_Fireworks_060401||11||Fireworks -- Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks (2006)|
|2006_DC_Flight_Jacket_061103||61||Flight Jacket Night -- Wally Shirra, Gene Cernan, and Tom Stafford|
Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night: An Evening with Wally Schirra, Gene Cernan, and Tom Stafford:
Three of America's earliest space explorers take the stage to discuss their own unique contributions to history. Moderated by Ed Buckbee, astronauts Wally Schirra, Gene Cernan, and Tom...
|2006_DC_Fords_Snow_060826||6||Ford's Theatre -- Open House and Snow Day (2006)|
This was an unusual event. They brought in four tons of snow to promote their new season. They had people rehearse the Fezziwig Dance from "A Christmas Carol" (which I saw) and had backstage tours (which were all filled up by the time I got there).
|2006_DC_Shenandoah||6||Ford's Theatre -- "Shenadoah" cast exiting|
I just happened upon this on my way back from the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. The cast of "Shenandoah" (see review) was getting out and I got to meet Scott Bakula, who I'd loved from his "Quantum Leap" days.
|2006_DC_FNA_060520||20||Foundation for the Natl Archives -- "The Way We Worked" tour|
|2006_DC_JSS_Breakfast_060513||20||James Smithson Society event -- Breakfast at Hotel Monaco|
Breakfast at the Hotel Monaco, Paris Room, followed by program on the Patent Office Building with historian Doug Evelyn
|2006_DC_JSS_Breakfast_060514||22||James Smithson Society event -- Farewell breakfast|
Farewell Breakfast at the National Museum of American History, Rooftop Terrace
|2006_DC_JSS_Tour_060513||65||James Smithson Society event -- Hirshhorn Museum's Conservation Lab|
A look inside the Hirshhorn Museum’s Conservation Lab, presented by senior conservators, with a presentation on the issues and challenges in preserving modern and contemporary works of art. Most of the problems were quite interesting, many of which involved design materials which were naturally...
|2006_DC_JSS_Keynote_060513||10||James Smithson Society event -- Keynote by Lawrence Small|
Keynote Address by Secretary Small in the Lecture Hall of the S. Dillon Ripley Center
|2006_DC_JSS_060614||11||James Smithson Society event -- Natural History (Lewis & Clark National Bicentennial Exhibition and Hall of Mammals)|
This was a Smithsonian Contributing Membership event in honor of the new Lewis & Clark National Bicentennial Exhibition. As the web site describes it:
Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition features hundreds of superb artifacts, including rare and priceless objects and documents that...
|2006_DC_JSS_060315||15||James Smithson Society event -- Sackler Gallery ("Hokusai" exhibit)|
|2006_DC_JSS_060928||55||James Smithson Society event -- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center|
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Where Land Meets Water, or Preserving the Future
The Smithsonian's Environmental Research Center, located on 2,800 acres of land along the western shores of the Chesapeake Bay, is a global leader for research focused on the world's coastal zones. These zones...
|2006_DC_JSS_060712||35||James Smithson Society lunch -- American History (Renovation and Transformation)|
The National Museum of American History: Renovation and Transformation: In an important step to ensure the long-term preservation of "the American story," the National Museum of American History, Behring Center, prepares to close this fall for an 18-month renovation that will focus on architectural...
|2006_DC_JSS_060822||66||James Smithson Society lunch -- Natural History (Unlocking Secrets of the Past)|
The National Museum of Natural History: Unlocking Secrets of the Past
Learn why the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Physical Anthropology department is consistently in the news for their pioneering work in the area of forensic anthropology. Doug Owsley, Curator of North American...
|2006_DC_NAIke_060421||26||Natl Archives -- Austin Hoyt and Duan Van Ee ("Ike")|
Dwight D. Eisenhower was both a war hero and a President. The documentary Ike, from the PBS series The American Experience, explores both facets of his complex and fascinating life. Part One: Soldier, looks at Eisenhower’s military career. Executive producer Austin Hoyt will be joined by Eisenhower...
|2006_DC_NAWil_061208||7||Natl Archives -- Eric Vettel (introducing "Wilson")|
Wilson (1944): Eric Vettel, Executive Director of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia, will introduce this superbly crafted biography starring Alexander Knox as Woodrow Wilson. The film won five Academy Awards. It chronicles the political career of Woodrow Wilson, beginning...
|2006_DC_NADDay_061108||10||Natl Archives -- Grace Guggenheim (introducing "D-Day Remembered")|
D-Day Remembered: This Academy Award®–nominated documentary tells the story of a pivotal moment in the Allied struggle against Nazi Germany during World War II—the successful invasion of Normandy by the largest armada in history on June 6, 1944, and the battle that followed. D-Day Remembered is told...
|2006_DC_NAHC_060509||32||Natl Archives -- Hillary Clinton (American Conversations)|
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein for a conversation about her life as First Lady, Senator, and best-selling author. Senator Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York in 2000. She serves on a number of committees including Health,...
|2006_DC_NAJHF_060314||47||Natl Archives -- John Hope Franklin (American Conversations)|
American Conversations: John Hope Franklin: The Historian and the African American Experience. Distinguished historian and lifelong civil rights activist Professor John Hope Franklin was interviewed by Professor Allen Weinstein (Archivist of the United States) and Lonnie G. Bunch (Founding Director of...
|2006_DC_NAKB_060209||17||Natl Archives -- Ken Burns (American Conversations)|
American Conversations: Ken Burns: The War -- Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, whose focus has been American life and culture, will discuss with the Archivist past works and his latest project on World War II to be released in 2007. Ken Burns has been making documentary films for...
|2006_DC_NACW_060419||44||Natl Archives -- Ken Burns (introducing "Civil War: Universe of Battle")|
The Civil War: The Universe of Battle, 1863 (60 minutes)
The Civil War remains the highest rated and most celebrated documentary in public television’s history. Tonight, Emmy® Award–winning filmmaker Ken Burns will introduce episode 5 of this landmark film, which focuses on the events surrounding the...
|2006_DC_NAKM_060614||26||Natl Archives -- Ken Mehlman (American Conversations)|
Ken Mehlman, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, will join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein for a discussion of his career and broad trends in American political life. (In the spirit of bipartisanship, a leading spokesperson for the Democratic Party will offer the view from the...
|2006_DC_NALM_060510||13||Natl Archives -- Linda McCarthy ("From Pigeons to Predators")|
In "From Pigeons to Predators: How Communications Helped Shaped U.S. History and Espionage," espionage historian Linda McCarthy will highlight the evolution of communications technology from the time of carrier pigeons to modern day unmanned drones. McCarthy will explore intriguing and little known...
|2006_DC_NA2GEN_060510||65||Natl Archives -- Lindy Boggs and Cokie Roberts (American Conversations)|
Lindy Boggs and Cokie Roberts—Two Generations of an American Political Family
Former Congresswoman Lindy Boggs and her daughter, noted journalist Cokie Roberts, will join Archivist Allen Weinstein for a conversation about their mother/daughter relationship in an influential political family. Mrs....
|2006_DC_NANazi_061108||11||Natl Archives -- Michael Kurtz ("America and the Return of Nazi Contraband")|
America and the Return of Nazi Contraband:
Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist for Records Services at the National Archives, will discuss the topic “America and the Return of Nazi Contraband: The Recovery of Europe’s Cultural Treasures.” In the ruins of Hitler’s Third Reich, Allied occupiers found...
|2006_DC_NABway_060420||26||Natl Archives -- Mickey Kantor and Laurence Maslon (introducing "Broadway")|
Broadway: The American Musical (60 minutes):
The six-part documentary series Broadway: The American Musical chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. Tonight, series producer, writer, and director Michael Kantor will...
|2006_DC_NAETW_060623||12||Natl Archives -- Norman Hatch ("Eyewitness to War: The Combat Cameraman")|
Eyewitness to War: The Combat Cameraman:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives welcomes Norman Hatch, a combat cameraman in the 2nd Marine Division during the Second World War, who will introduce and discuss With the Marines at Tarawa (1944; 18 minutes) and To...
|2006_DC_NANEH_060418||30||Natl Archives -- Panel -- American Life and the Humanities|
American Conversations Series: American Life and the Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Center for the National Archives Experience present a panel discussion on “American Life and the Humanities.” Panelists will include NEH chairman Bruce Cole and former chairmen Joseph...
|2006_DC_NACTNE_060918||29||Natl Archives -- Panel -- Constitution in a Time of National Emergency|
Debate -- The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency: Join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein as he moderates a debate between Judge Richard Posner and Geoffrey R. Stone. In partnership with Oxford University Press and the US Navy Memorial, Posner and Stone will debate the...
|2006_DC_NAGF_060619||61||Natl Archives -- Panel -- President Ford tribute (w/Henry Kissinger, etc)|
President Ford’s Washington and the World: The National Archives hosts a tribute to President Gerald R. Ford featuring presentations by distinguished Americans including Henry Kissinger, 56th U.S. Secretary of State (1973–1977), and David Gergen, political commentator, best-selling author of Eyewitness...
|2006_DC_NACW_061021||160||Natl Archives -- Panel -- The Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective|
A symposium on the Cold War featuring notable historians, journalists, and other eyewitnesses to Cold War history. The Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective has been developed by the National Archives and Records Administration (including the Presidential Libraries and the Center for the National Archives...
|2006_DC_NAPC_060927||10||Natl Archives -- Paul Clancy ("Ironclad")|
Ironclad with Paul Clancy:
Author Paul Clancy will discuss his book Ironclad, which tells the saga of the warship USS Monitor and its remarkable salvage 140 years after its sinking. After the lecture be sure to read an eyewitness account of ironclads in our exhibit "Eyewitness--American Originals...
|2006_DC_NAPD_060217||10||Natl Archives -- Philip Dray ("Stealing God's Thunder")|
Stealing God's Thunder: Pulitzer-Prize finalist Philip Dray will discuss his new Franklin biography, Stealing God's Thunder: Ben Franklin's Lighting Rod and the Invention of America. Long before Franklin was an eminent statesman, he was famous for his revolutionary scientific work, especially his...
|2006_DC_NALady_061109||7||Natl Archives -- Rear Adm. Richard A. Buchanan (introducing "The Fighting Lady")|
The Fighting Lady : Created from footage shot on and around the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown during its first months of action in the Pacific and narrated by Robert Taylor, this film won the 1944 Oscar® for best documentary feature. It intersperses combat scenes of breathtaking intensity...
|2006_DC_NABFT_061102||34||Natl Archives -- Walter Isaacson (Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary)|
Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary: Inventing America with Walter Isaacson: America’s founders were optimistic not only about politics but also about the contributions they expected science and technology to make to the success of the fledgling democracy. Join historian Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin...
|2006_DC_NAGW_060921||30||Natl Archives -- "George Washington" (American Conversations)|
An American Conversation with George Washington: The first President of the United States, “George Washington,” will join Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein in a special Constitution Day “American Conversation.” Before he served as President, Washington was the Commander in Chief of American...
|2006_DC_NAFree_060914||45||Natl Archives & Newseum -- Panel -- Students' Right to Free Speech (w/Mary Beth Tinker)|
In partnership with the Newseum and the US Navy Memorial, the National Archives presents a panel discussion on the legacy and future of students' rights in the United States. The panel will feature Mary Beth Tinker (former student activist who, as a 13 year old, became associated with a landmark 1969...
|2006_DC_Fog||5||Nature -- Downtown DC on a foggy morning|
|2006_DC_NMP_061115||24||Naval Heritage Center -- National Mall Plan public symposium|
The National Park Service (NPS) will host a day-long public symposium to discuss preserving and caring for the National Mall while meeting the needs 0f more than 25 million visitors each year. The symposium will set the stage for the National Mall Plan and will feature local, national, and international...
|2006_DC_BuildingO_060517||35||NBM -- Green House exhibit opening|
This was the opening reception for a new exhibit which opened at the National Building Museum. Laura Bush had visited it that afternoon.
The reception featured talks by Chase Rynd (the president of the National Building Museum), Bob Nardelli (the president and CEO of Home Depot), Catherine Fraser...
|2006_DC_BuildingL_060727||5||NBM -- Green House: New Directions (w/Katie Leavy)|
Chase Rynd, Executive Director, of the National Building Museum cordially invites you and a guest to attend a special reception and program for The Builders.
Celebrated D.C. interior designer and principal of Capital Design LLC, Katie Leavy, ASID joins us for a discussion of the Green House: New...
|2006_DC_BuildingO_060818||58||NBM -- Investigating Where We Live (exhibit opening)|
Celebrate the opening of this new exhibition showcasing the results of the National Building Museum’s five-week outreach program Investigating Where We Live (IWWL). IWWL teaches young people to use photography as a tool for exploring and documenting neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Through this process...
|2006_DC_BuildingL_060222||4||NBM @ The Willard -- Richard & Marie Carr ("The Willard Hotel")|
The Willard Hotel: A Landmark Reborn: A fixture in Washington history for more than 150 years, the Willard Hotel has a fascinating history of its own. Richard Wallace Carr, president of The Oliver Carr Company, which redeveloped the hotel in the 1980s, and author of The Willard Hotel, An Illustrated...
|2006_DC_Kalb_061120||23||NPC -- Kalb Report: "A Conversation with Elie Wiesel -- The Bible, The War, and the Media"|
The Kalb Report: A Conversation with Elie Wiesel - The Bible, The War, and The Media: GW's award winning Kalb Report forum series returns to the National Press Club when journalist/scholar Marvin Kalb and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel discuss “The Bible, The War, and The Media.”
|2006_DC_Kalb_060327||34||NPC -- Kalb Report: "Why Murrow Matters" (w/Casey Murrow, Richard C. Hottelet, Don Hewitt, and Daniel Schorr)|
The Kalb Report. A panel discussion, moderated by Marvin Kalb on "Why Murrow Matters". The panel includes Casey Murrow (Edward R Murrow's son), Richard C. Hottelet (Murrow colleague and GW Welling Presidential Fellow), Don Hewitt (Murrow colleague and "60 Minutes" creator), and Daniel Schorr (Murrow...
|2006_DC_Beasley_060309||3||NPC -- Maurine Beasley ("First Ladies and the Press")|
Maurine Beasley is a leading scholar of First Ladies and their press relations. This well-written and well-researched book, "First Ladies and the Press," brings together a great deal of valuable information about how presidential wives handled journalists, with special emphasis on the modern period....
|2006_DC_Crichton_061128||15||NPC -- Michael Crichton ("Next")|
Iconoclastic physician-turned-author Michael Crichton returns to the Press Club on Tuesday, November 28. From the The Andromeda Strain and Congo, to Jurassic Park and State of Fear, Crichton’s mega-bestselling books are disturbing, riveting, and wildly entertaining thrillers that focus on spectacular...
|2006_DC_Bremer_060112||13||NPC -- Paul Bremer ("My Year In Iraq")|
Ambassador Paul Bremer, who President Bush had appointed to try to rebuild Iraq after the invasion, talked about his experience there, providing his justification for the invasion (while admitting that there were no weapons of mass destruction, he basically said Saddam was a bad guy and the world was...
|2006_DC_Office||320||Office (STAT-USA) -- Various office shots|
(060208) Baby shower for Cindy and Beethika
(060412) Sarah Warren's retirement event
(060518) Joe Correia comes to visit
(060802) Kristin meets Shannon and then does donuts
(060804) Goodbye lunch for Kristin
(060908) This was a "return from maternity leave" event for Jackie. It featured husband...
|2006_DC_Huff_060919||4||Olsson's -- Arianna Huffington ("On Becoming Fearless")|
Arianna Huffington - On Becoming Fearless: Meet bestselling author and journalist Arianna Huffington at our lunchtime signing. She is fearless but not by nature; she's had to learn to overcome her fears and relies on these hard-won lessons every day. In her own life and in the lives of women she...
|2006_DC_Ehrman_061018||5||Olsson's -- Bart Ehrman ("The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot")|
Bart Ehrman - The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed: The recent National Geographic special on the Gospel of Judas introduced viewers to one of the most important biblical discoveries of modern times. Now, a leading historian of the early church and a featured...
|2006_DC_Thomas_060619||8||Olsson's -- Helen Thomas ("Watchdogs of Democracy?")|
Helen Thomas - Watchdogs of Democracy?: The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public. In the course of more than sixty years spent covering Washington politics, Helen Thomas has witnessed a raft of fundamental changes in the way news is gathered and reported. Thomas sees a growing...
|2006_DC_Jamie_060906||33||Olsson's -- Jamie Lee Curtis ("Is There Really a Human Race?")|
The seventh collaboration between Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrator Laura Cornell is a dialogue between a child and a parent about being human, being the best one can be, and understanding that it's the journey and not the destination that counts.
|2006_DC_Dean_060713||7||Olsson's -- John Dean ("Conservatives Without Conscience")|
Former Nixon White House legal counsel, whom the FBI has called the "master manipulator" of the Watergate coverup, John Dean takes a sobering look at how radical elements--including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and Bill Frist--are destroying the Republican Party, along with the very...
|2006_DC_Berridge_060810||3||Olsson's -- Kate Berridge ("Madame Tussaud")|
Kate Berridge - Madame Tussaud: A Life in Wax: Millions have visited the museums that bear her name, yet most know little about Madame Marie Tussaud. A celebrated artist, she had both a ringside seat and a cameo role in the French Revolution. Yet this intelligent, pragmatic business-woman would also...
|2006_DC_Buchanan_061020||8||Olsson's -- Patrick Buchanan ("State of Emergency")|
Patrick J. Buchanan - State of Emergency: How Illegal Immigration Is Destroying America: America's leading populist conservative alerts the nation that if illegal immigration is not dealt with immediately, then the deconstruction of America--along the lines of culture and values, language and faith,...
|2006_DC_Wicker_060426||4||Olsson's -- Tom Wicker ("Shooting Star")|
Tom Wicker - Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joseph McCarthy: America's most notorious demagogue emerges as less a fanatic than an opportunist in this lively political biography. Long-time New York Times political writer Tom Wicker, author of well-received studies of Eisenhower and other presidents,...
|2006_DC_WHouse_People_061202||37||Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House|
|2006_DC_WHouse_People_060819||26||Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House garden event|
|2006_DC_Orient_061026||5||Personal -- Margot at Orient Express event|
|2006_DC_Buchwald_061212||23||Politics & Prose -- Art Buchwald ("Too Soon to Say Goodbye") @ Wesley United Methodist Church|
Art Buchwald: "Too Soon to Say Goodbye": Beloved humorist Art Buchwald (Beating Around the Bush) was given a terminal diagnosis in February, with a prognosis of fewer than three weeks. His stay in a hospice stretched into weeks, then months. Wit intact, Buchwald recounts his dying days, from the unique...
|2006_DC_Gabler_061213||11||Politics & Prose -- Neal Gabler ("Walt Disney")|
Neal Gabler: "Walt Disney": The well-known Hollywood chronicler is the first writer to be given unlimited access to the Disney archives. In this exhaustively researched biography, Gabler captures the vision of Walt Disney as he transformed animation into an art form and, from movies to themeparks, made...
|2006_DC_Wozniak_061121||23||Politics & Prose -- Steve Wozniak ("iWoz")|
Steve Wozniak ("iWoz"): In this technically fascinating yet easily accessible memoir, Wozniak recalls his childhood fascination with technology, the founding of Apple (with Steve Jobs), the invention of the personal computer, and all the pranks he’s pulled along the way. Illustrations and sidebars...
|2006_DC_Terkel_060405||20||Politics & Prose -- Studs Terkel in conversation with Bob Edwards|
Bob Edwards talks with the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian whose interviews with workers, musicians, unionists, and artists document hundreds of unique American stories from the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, and through the present day.
The speakers were introduced by...
|2006_DC_SIPG_Ceremony_060701||52||Reynolds Center -- Reopening Day -- Ceremony|
Grand Opening Family Festival: Sponsored by Target: Celebrate the opening of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture with a fun-filled day of activities and music. Meet actors impersonating individuals from the collections, tour the galleries, and see the new Lunder Conservation...
|2006_DC_SIPG_Opening_060701||49||Reynolds Center -- Reopening Day -- Events|
|2006_DC_Takei_060509||43||Ronald Reagan Bldg -- Natl Asian Pacific Amer Heritage Month w/George Takei|
May is National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, is pleased to announce its program...
|2006_DC_Matthews_060406||34||Sixth & I's 6th In The City series -- Chris and Kathleen Matthews|
This program presents a fine opportunity for audience members to play Hardball with Chris Matthews and get an inside DC perspective from Kathleen Matthews. They will discuss current global events and take questions from the audience.
A television news anchor with a remarkable depth of experience,...
|2006_DC_Kerry_060228||20||Sixth & I -- John Kerry (Town Hall Meeting)|
This town hall event was held at the Historic Sixth and I Synagogue. After a few introductions, Kerry came out and talked about various issues before fielding questions from the audience. There were quite a few young college kids in the audience. I was impressed at how well he handled some of the...
|2006_DC_SAAAL_060515||14||Smithsonian Associates -- Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (James Swanson, Edward Steers Jr.)|
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: What happened in Washington, D.C., in the spring of 1865 is an incredible story. The search for Lincoln’s killer captivated a nation already dealing with the awfulness of the end of the Civil War. Now John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices—if indeed he did not act...
|2006_DC_SADM_061023||8||Smithsonian Associates -- Donald Miller ("Masters of the Air")|
Masters of the Air: The American Air Campaign Against Nazi Germany: The Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany was the longest military campaign of World War II. Until Allied soldiers crossed into Germany in early 1945, the bomber war was the only battle fought inside the German homeland. Donald...
|2006_DC_SAEB_061026||17||Smithsonian Associates -- Ellen Burstyn|
Actress Ellen Burstyn on Becoming Herself: Ellen Burstyn is a woman who has always defied expectations. Born in Detroit during the Depression, she left home at 18, and after a failed marriage and a string of unsatisfying relationships and jobs, she settled in New York, where she began her career as an...
|2006_DC_SAEC_061206||59||Smithsonian Associates -- Eric Carle|
An Evening with Eric Carle: Unleashing Imagination and Fostering Communication
The Tenth Annual Smithsonian McGovern Award
In this very special evening, Eric Carle, the acclaimed and beloved creator of brightly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for children, comes to the...
|2006_DC_SAJQB_060221||9||Smithsonian Associates -- Jane Bryant Quinn|
Jane Bryant Quinn—Smart Financial Strategies for Busy People: Money is a problem that bedevils most of us—plenty of decisions to make and no time to make them, busy as we are with jobs, families, and hobbies. With no time to become better informed, we worry, while our financial plans just wait.
|2006_DC_SAPA_060301||17||Smithsonian Associates -- Presidents All|
Presidents All: We know Washington and Lincoln so well that their birthdays merit a holiday. But for every American president whose name enjoys instant recall, there are others about whom we have to scratch our heads a bit.
Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and Andrew Jackson reside in the first...
|2006_DC_SARoz_061109||9||Smithsonian Associates -- Roz Chast|
The Wry Pen of Roz Chast: Since she sold her first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1978, Roz Chast has delighted readers by nailing every idiosyncracy of our strange modern times. Now, just in time for the holiday season, she returns to the Smithsonian with her new book, which spans 27 years of her...
|2006_DC_SASC_060622||26||Smithsonian Associates -- Superman on the Couch|
Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society: From legends of the Olympian gods to the modern mythology of Superman and Spider Man, stories of superhuman heroes have always fascinated mankind. With this summer’s Superman Returns, our love affair with these...
|2006_DC_UClub_Book_061129||28||University Club -- Seventeenth Annual Book Fair|
The University Club of Washington, DC Presents The Seventeenth Annual Book Fair and Meet the Author Night. Among the authors present was Patrick Buchanan, C. Helen Thomas, C. Brian Kelly and his wife Ingrid Smyer-Kelly, Thomas Ricks, Alicia Shepard, Aviva Goldfarb, Georgie Anne Geyer, Claude Berube,...
|2006_DC_MCI||15||Verizon Center -- Renamed from MCI Center (2006)|
This was a fluke. I was coming back from the 6th and I Synagogue, where I'd seen John Kerry, when I had to move around a crane parked in the street in front of the MCI Center. It turned out the crane was putting up the new "Verizon" sign and the MCI Center was being renamed. I was impressed that my...
|2006_DC_Townsend_060517||8||Wilson Center -- Fran Townsend (Immigration Proposal)|
Frances Fragos Townsend, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, spoke on the President's recent immigration announcement. She outlined the various facets and took some questions from the audience. This meeting, jointly sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Division...
|2006_DC_Bunch_060516||8||Wilson Center -- Lonnie Bunch (Challenge of the African American Museum)|
The Challenge of Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Director's Forum with Lonnie Bunch, Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
This presentation will explore the importance of the National Museum of African American History and...
|2006_DC_Global_060613||41||Wilson Center -- Panel (Global Competition and Comparative Advantage) (w/Paul Samuelson)|
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy presented a forum to examine "Global Competition and Comparative Advantage: New Thinking in International Trade"
This conference is the first in a two-part series looking at global competition and new...
|2006_DC_Kissinger_060627||7||Wilson Center -- Thomas Schwartz (Henry Kissinger and the Dilemmas of American Power)|
"Henry Kissinger and the Dilemmas of American Power" with Thomas Schwartz, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Professor of History, Vanderbilt University.
This lecture will examine the diplomacy of Henry Kissinger, with an emphasis on the choices and dilemmas which faced Kissinger...
|2006_DC_FDL_Council_061024||5||Work (STAT-USA) -- FDL Council meeting -- Terri talk|