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2010_DC_Lincoln_Final_10041957Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission -- Final Meeting
WASHINGTON – The national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC) will convene its final meeting on Monday, April 19, 2010, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington. President Abraham Lincoln established the Department of Agriculture in 1862, calling it the “people’s...
2010_DC_Lincoln_Studies_10041985Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission -- State of Lincoln Studies w/Matthew Pinsker
The Future of Lincoln:
Welcome and Video Presentation -- Harold Holzer, ALBC Co-Chairman
Introduction -- Darrel Bigham, ALBC Commissioner
Remarks -- Matt Pinsker
Q&A -- Moderated by Jim Horton, ALBC Commissioner
Closing Remarks -- Harold Holzer

The State of Lincoln Studies:

WASHINGTON – The...
2018_04_23B_Census_Succeed48AEI -- Making the 2020 Census Succeed
The 2020 decennial census is critically important. Businesses rely on official statistics to make key decisions, and those statistics must be accurate. Policymakers rely on official statistics as well, for decisions as important as setting interest rates throughout the economy. And the research... (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_Aldrin_13102612Air and Space Lecture -- Buzz Aldrin
Interview with Buzz Aldrin
Join us for an interview with NASA astronaut, Buzz Aldrin. In this talk moderated by Leonard David, Aldrin will discuss his book Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration.
In his book, Aldrin speaks out as an advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of...
2011_DC_LincolnAF_11061138Air and Space Lecture -- Family Day: Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force
Family Day: Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force
One hundred and fifty years ago this month, Thaddeus Lowe demonstrated to President Lincoln how a gas-filled balloon might be used to spy on the enemy, thus helping the Union Army and establishing the earliest "air force."
In celebration of this anniversary, the...
2003_DC_Lovell_03111412Air and Space Lecture -- James Lovell (astronaut)
Retired US Navy Captain James Lovell Jr came to talk about his experience in the space program, especially as team leader on the aborted Apollo 13 flight (he was played by Tom Hanks in the movie). He had previously flown in three other flights -- Gemini VII (1965) with Frank Borman, Gemini XII (1966)...
2003_DC_Young_03041110Air and Space Lecture -- John Young (astronaut)
The National Air and Space Society had a lecture featuring retired US Navy Captain and Astronaut John W. Young. He made six space flights (totalling 835 hours) in addition to having flown 14,750 hours as a naval aviator. He flew on Gemini 3 (with Gus Grissom), Gemini 10 (with Michael Collins), Apollo...
2008_DC_Malachowski_08032783Air and Space Lecture -- Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot)
What’s it like to be first? In March 2006, Maj. Nicole Malachowski debuted as the first woman pilot selected to fly in any American military demonstration team, in this case, the Air Force Demo Squadron better known as the Thunderbirds, flying F-16Cs. Major Malachowski’s two seasons as Thunderbird #3...
2008_DC_MalachowskiSS_08032743Air and Space Lecture -- Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot) -- Slide Show
2000_DC_Cronkite_0011154Air and Space Lecture -- Walter Cronkite
2009_DC_Wright_09100773Air and Space Lecture -- World's First Military Airplane: A Public Symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer -- Presenters
The World’s First Military Airplane: A Public Symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer:
The culminating event of the year-long Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum observance of the Centennial of Military Aviation will be an evening public symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer. This...
2009_DC_WrightSS_091007130Air and Space Lecture -- World's First Military Airplane: A Public Symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer -- Slide show
The World’s First Military Airplane: A Public Symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer:
The culminating event of the year-long Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum observance of the Centennial of Military Aviation will be an evening public symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer. This...
2009_DC_Inaug_AABall1_090120156All American Inaugural Ball (2009) -- 1 of 2 -- Pictures taken before 11:25pm (before presentations)
Seldom in our lifetime is an event of such high importance as to claim a prominent position in history. On January 20th, 2009 the inauguration of America’s 44th President is just such an occasion.
The All American Ball Inaugural Committee is proud to announce that the 4th All American Inaugural Ball...
2009_DC_Inaug_AABall2_090120153All American Inaugural Ball (2009) -- 2 of 2 -- Pictures taken during award presentation and afterward (taken after 11:25pm)
Seldom in our lifetime is an event of such high importance as to claim a prominent position in history. On January 20th, 2009 the inauguration of America’s 44th President is just such an occasion.
The All American Ball Inaugural Committee is proud to announce that the 4th All American Inaugural Ball...
2005_IL_ALA2005C21American Library Association 2005 conference in Chicago, IL -- Authors
Includes Jules Feiffer, Kate DiCamillo ("Because of Winn-Dixie"), Gary Stromberg ("The Harder They Fall"), Gene Ha (DC Comics), Henry Winkler, Arthur Frommer, and Jennifer Read Hawthorne.
2005_IL_ALAKick_05062532American Library Association 2005 conference in Chicago, IL -- Day 1 Kick-off
Attendees include Barack Obama and Mayor Richard M. Daley.
2005_IL_ALAWrap_0506289American Library Association 2005 conference in Chicago, IL -- Day 4 wrap-up with Henry Winkler
2011_DC_Portrait_11021637American University -- Eisenhower portrait unveiling
The university unveiled a Karsh portrait of Eisenhower. The unveiling was done by:
* Louis W. Goodman, Dean, School of International Service, American University
* Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.
2017_DC_AAAM_Reception_170824225Association of African American Museum Annual Conference Welcoming Reception
Association of African American Museum (AAAM) 39th Annual Conference welcoming reception @ Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
The annual conference will broaden the perspectives of those in attendance by promoting an understanding of the social...
2018_04_25C2_WPFD299BBG, GWU, & CPJ -- World Press Freedom Day -- Panel 2: Drivers etc (w/Haroon Ullah, Patrick Butler, Michael De Dora, Joan Mower, John Lansing, Vuthy Khin Huot, and Chris Decherd)
World Press Freedom Day with BBG, GWU & CPJ
Join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), The George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs and the Committee to Protect Journalists for a conversation on challenges and new trends in international media freedom, access to information,... (Partially reviewed)
2018_04_25C1_WPFD92BBG, GWU, & CPJ -- World Press Freedom Day - Panel 1: Challenges and New Trends (w/John Lansing, Amanda Bennett, Alberto M. Fernandez, Bay Fang, Paul Danahar, Greta Van Susteren)
World Press Freedom Day with BBG, GWU & CPJ
Join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), The George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs and the Committee to Protect Journalists for a conversation on challenges and new trends in international media freedom, access to information,... (Partially reviewed)
2009_CA_Wedding_09080150CA -- Los Angeles -- Wedding ceremony
This couple was getting married at the plaza ... It was in a public place and you know me on taking pictures. No, I didn't crash the event -- I stayed outside the ropes. So the pictures we're great angles -- hey! I wasn't invited! -- but what the heck.
Later, I searched Google to see if I could find...
2013_CA_SB_McDonalds_Work_13071631CA -- San Bernardino -- 1st McDonald's Site -- Mural work
Phil Yeh and company were working on the mural this morning.
2015_CA_SB_McDonalds_Work_14071417CA -- San Bernardino -- 1st McDonald's Site -- Mural work
Phil Yeh and Rory Murray were working on the mural again.
2016_CA_SB_McDonalds_Work_1607182CA -- San Bernardino -- 1st McDonald's Site -- Mural work
Albert Okura, founder and CEO of the Juan Pollo restaurant chain in Southern California, gives me a tour.
2016_CA_SB_McDonalds_Work_16071918CA -- San Bernardino -- 1st McDonald's Site -- Mural work
Phil Yeh and Rory Murray were working on the mural that morning. Also present was Marvin Hernandez, the curator of the museum.
2010_CA_Literacy_100731136CA -- San Bernardino -- Campaign for Literacy Event
2010_CA_SBBook_10073176CA -- San Bernardino -- Library Book Event
2009_CA_Balloon14CA -- San Diego -- Balloon launch for 70th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz
May 10, 2009: Warner Home Video is celebrating the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of OZ by launching a grand Wizard of Oz Hot Air Balloon Tour that will travel across the United States from Los Angeles to New York visiting cities and hot air balloon festivals all across the United States to celebrate...
2011_DC_DT101_11021773Capitol -- Domestic Terrorism 101
Domestic Terrorism 101

WMAL, The Heritage Foundation, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Westminster Institute invite you to a panel discussion to explore the various aspects of the growing threat of domestic terrorism: counter-terrorism, home-grown plots, staying ahead of the threat, Sharia...
2004_DC_CHRS_04061631Capitol Hill Restoration Society -- Architect of the Capitol
Alan Hantman, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), and Beverly Wood presented their plans for a study to replace the 25-year-old master plan for the Capitol. The Capitol Hill Restoration Society, a citizen's group, heard the plans for the study and then asked a number of questions about how the study...
2018_04_19B_Riverfront_Revital98Capitol Riverfront Speaker Series: River Revitalization @ The Yards
Capitol Riverfront Speaker Series: River Revitalization
by Capitol Riverfront BID
2018 marks the "Year of the Anacostia," an invitation to celebrate the Anacostia River and its nearby communities, to honor its history, and to envision its future. The river serves as a valuable asset to the Capitol... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_Hoover_10051852Charles Lindbergh Memorial Lecture -- Bob Hoover
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture: Bob Hoover
Robert A. “Bob” Hoover is a fighter, military, and civilian test and air show pilot of legendary proportions. Using his superb piloting skills to fly aircraft to the edge of their performance capabilities, Hoover has left an indelible mark in aviation...
2011_DC_Feightner_11052458Charles Lindbergh Memorial Lecture -- Edward "Whitey" Feightner
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture: Memoirs from an Aviator’s Logbook
Presenter: Rear Adm. Edward “Whitey” Feightner
Admiral Edward L. “Whitey” Feightner is a nine-victory WWII ace who flew F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats. After the war, he was assigned as a test pilot at NATC Patuxent River,...
2009_DC_Engle_09052188Charles Lindbergh Memorial Lecture -- Joe Engle
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture: To the Edge of Space and Beyond
Presenter: Major Gen. Joe Engle
Maj. Gen. Joe Engle is an exciting speaker with a multitude of experiences in air and space. He has logged more than 14,700 hours in the air piloting more than 185 different types of aircraft, and...
2016_DC_930_Worlds_Fair_160105105DC -- 9:30 World's Fair 2016
9:30 World's Fair 2016
A double-annivsary multimedia experience. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the 9:30 Club & 20 years in the current location. You're in the Inner Perisphere January 5th from 7-9pm get an exclusive sneak peek of the 9:30 World's Fair before it opens to the public! Also -- get a...
2015_DC_Lincoln_VisitsV_151203132DC -- Abraham Lincoln press conference @ VFW on Illinois Statehood Day
MISTER LINCOLN GOES TO WASHINGTON
Illinois Statehood Day, Thursday, December 3, 2015, will be commemorated with a presentation of “Abraham Lincoln – A Press Conference” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
The event will take place at noon in Ketchum Hall of the VFW Building at 200 Maryland Avenue, NE,...
2017_DC_AERA_Brown_17101995DC -- AERA Brown Lecture In Education Research (14th) w/Alfredo J. Artiles
14th Annual AERA Brown Lecture In Education Research
by American Educational Research Association
This year, Alfredo J. Artiles (Arizona State University), Dean of Graduate Education and the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education, has been selected to present the 2017 Brown Lecture.
Lecture...
2018_05_25B_Booth58DC -- AFL-CIO Headquarters -- "Heather Booth: Changing the World" (w/Heather Booth)
Heather Booth: Changing the World (with Paul Booth tribute) (LaborFest film)
The newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin is an inspiring look at how social change happens. Booth, a renowned organizer and activist, began her remarkable career at the height of the Civil Rights... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Ambassador50_171028214DC -- Ambassador Theater 50th Anniversary Celebration
On Saturday, October 28, come honor the 50th anniversary of DC’s legendary Ambassador Theater, the psychedelic dance hall in Adams Morgan that played host in 1967 to Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Moby Grape, The Hollies, John Lee Hooker, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Vanilla Fudge, The Paul Butterfield Blues...
2018_06_23B_Solstice_NMAH140DC -- America Now Solstice Saturday @ NMAH
Revel in the solstice at this year’s America Now, when three of your favorite museums unite for an after-hours festival of Americana. Enjoy the extra daylight at a mid-summer moveable feast celebrating the best of art and history in DC. Gather for happy hour at the National Museum of American History... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Changing_Land_17110169DC -- American University -- Event: Changing Political Landscape: 2016 and Beyond (w/Joshua Green and Jonathan Allen)
The Changing Political Landscape: 2016 and Beyond
Two best-selling authors who covered opposing campaigns will recount behind-the-scenes drama during the greatest upset in American political history. In his book, The Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the American...
2017_DC_Toomey_17092648DC -- American University -- Event: Drawing Inspiration with Cartoonist Jim Toomey
Drawing Inspiration with Cartoonist Jim Toomey
Nationally syndicated cartoonist Jim Toomey, who has been drawing the newspaper comic strip "Sherman's Lagoon" for almost two decades, uses live drawing to demonstrate how he weaves an environmental message into his work, and how he has taken what he has...
2010_DC_ArenaORC_101023126DC -- Arena Stage Open House -- Ribbon cutting
ARENA STAGE OPENS THE MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER WITH A HOMECOMING GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FEATURING FREE PERFORMANCES, ARTIST DISCUSSIONS AND ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE CENTER

Participants include Alice Ripley, Kate Baldwin, Anna Deavere Smith, E. Faye Butler, the Manzari Brothers, Brad Oscar...
2016_DC_Art_Soiree_16110467DC -- Art Soiree Presents: Annual Political Cartoon Exhibit: Hillary vs Trump
Hillary vs Trump Cartoon Debate @ The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
For over 500 years the art of political cartoons has been used to convey social and political messages through the use of images familiar to all of the people in a society. And this time it's no different!
Join us for the latest overview...
2017_DC_AUSA_McCarthy_17100930DC -- AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition (2017) -- Joint Press Conference w/Ryan McCarthy and Mark Milley
Press Conference: Acting Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley.
2008_DC_Bens_50th_080822102DC -- Ben's Chili Bowl 50th anniversary block party
Ben's Celebrates Chili Power
Big Stars and Just Plain Folks Mark Eatery's 50-Year Run on U Street

By Keith L. Alexander
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, August 21, 2008; B01

It was 1996, and Nizam Ali had just gotten his law degree. Instead of heading to the courtroom, he had another...
2005_DC_Law_BlueM_05051018DC -- Blue Mass @ St Patrick's (2005)
Once a year, there's a National Police Week which honors law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. To kick it off is a "blue mass" at the nearby St Patrick's Cathedral. I happened on the event this year, which was the 11th annual one. Present was Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick.
2010_DC_Law_BlueM_100504143DC -- Blue Mass @ St Patrick's (2010)
All parishioners and friends of St. Patrick's Catholic Church are cordially invited to join hundreds of first responders from around the country at St. Patrick's 16th Annual Blue Mass. Held each year at the beginning of National Police Week, we pray for those in law enforcement and fire safety, remember...
2012_DC_CalTort_Party_12041761DC -- California Tortilla -- Brand Update Party
Join us to celebrate our Fresh New Look!
Come celebrate California Tortilla's brand update! Bring a guest and enjoy fresh food, signature cocktails and more!
1998_DC_Law_Candlelight_98051312DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (1998)
2005_DC_Law_Candlelight_05051366DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2005)
17th Annual Candlelight Vigil: National Police Week 2005. There was a program which featured comments by Craig Floyd (the chairman of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund), Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and others. After that, a reading of the names newly engraved on the Memorial...
2007_DC_Law_CandlelightC_07051360DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2007) -- Ceremony
I was wayyyy back during the actual ceremony so don't expect those pictures to be great but the candlelight part went well as did the pictures afterward. You'll see some decent pictures of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Craig Floyd, Chairman of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial...
2007_DC_Law_CandlelightP_07051391DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2007) -- Pre-ceremony events
2007_DC_Law_CandlelightR_07051390DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2007) -- Related images
2008_DC_Law_CandlelightC_08051379DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2008) -- Ceremony
The official program for the evening (not all of which I got on film) was as follows:
- Presentation of the Colors -- United States Park Police
- National Anthem -- Performed by Sergeant Michael Devine, New York City Police Department
- Invocation -- Reverend Kate Braestrup
- Welcoming Remarks...
2008_DC_Law_CandlelightP_08051339DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2008) -- Pre-ceremony events
2008_DC_Law_CandlelightR_08051373DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2008) -- Related images
2009_DC_Law_CandlelightC_09051392DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2009) -- Ceremony
Program of the Evening:
- Opening Musical Tribute: Phoenix Police Department Honor Chorus
- Presentation of the Colors: United States Park Police
- National Anthem: Performed by Lieutenant Randy Sutton, Las Vegas (NV) Metropolitan Police Department
- Invocation: Officer Steven V. Hillman,...
2009_DC_Law_CandlelightR_09051372DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2009) -- Related images
2012_DC_Law_Candlelight_120513109DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2012) -- Pre-ceremony events
I didn't stick around for the ceremony. It's gotten so big that there's really no way to get close enough to see the stage anymore.
2013_DC_Law_Candlelight_13051234DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2013) -- Preparation for ceremony
2016_DC_District_16010645DC -- Carnegie Library of Washington, DC -- DISTRICT photo exhibit opening
Desperation. Beauty. Energy. The every-day in the capital city. Presented by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and Joseph Mills, DISTRICT explores Washington during the 1960s and 1970s through the extraordinary eye of photographer Chris Earnshaw.
Exhibit will then be on view in the Historical...
2017_DC_Catharsis_201760DC -- Catharsis on the Mall
2018_11_08C1_Catharsis26DC -- Catharsis on the Mall (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_10B2_Catharsis25DC -- Catharsis on the Mall (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_CCWP_Dream_LOC_13020140DC -- CCWP Dream Day -- Group in Library of Congress
The Center for Civil War Photography is pleased to announce an upcoming one-day member event so special that it can only be entitled, THE CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHY DREAM DAY, with behind-the-scenes curators tours of the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and more. Curators will unearth from storage and...
2013_DC_CCWP_Dream_SIPG_13020172DC -- CCWP Dream Day -- Group in Portrait Gallery
The Center for Civil War Photography is pleased to announce an upcoming one-day member event so special that it can only be entitled, THE CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHY DREAM DAY, with behind-the-scenes curators tours of the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and more. Curators will unearth from storage and...
2013_DC_CCWP_Dream_Castle_13020127DC -- CCWP Dream Day -- Group in Smithsonian Castle
The Center for Civil War Photography is pleased to announce an upcoming one-day member event so special that it can only be entitled, THE CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHY DREAM DAY, with behind-the-scenes curators tours of the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and more. Curators will unearth from storage and...
2005_DC_MiKick_05031964DC -- Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations -- Kick-off event
This was the official kick-off event for the "Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations" event in Washington DC. After being split up to tour a variety of cities, the Mickey statues were brought back together in DC before going up to New York to be auctioned off at Sothebys. Highlights from the event included...
2017_DC_DocHist1F_170428215DC -- Celebration of the publication of the last volumes of the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress @ Society of the Cincinnati
The Society of the Cincinnati, The George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University Press, and the Editors
invite you to a reception celebrating the publication of Volumes 21 and 22 and the completion of the
Documentary History of the First Federal Congress
Partial list of planned speakers:
*...
2015_DC_CBMSO_Tour_1510319DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Group tour w/Garrett Peck
Garrett Peck was leading a group through.
2012_DC_CBMSO_Opening_12041277DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Opening Preview
You are invited to a special preview of the Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office on April 12th. The April 12th event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of Clara Barton and will recognize the official partnership between the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the General...
2018_11_17A2_CBMSO_Tour112DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Richard Lyons tours
Discovering Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office
Tour Clara Barton’s boardinghouse home and office with the man who saved it from destruction.
More than 20 years ago, Richard Lyons was on a routine inspection when he discovered a trove of 19th century artifacts tucked away in the attic of an old... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_CBMSO_Tour_1011047DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Tour
After the tour of the new National Archives Discovering the Civil War Part 2 exhibit, those who wanted to could board buses and go to a tourism event at the Willard. The bus, provided by Cultural Tourism DC, stopped at Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office for a tour. Orientation on the bus was...
2014_DC_CBMSO_Tour_14022864DC -- Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office -- Event: Tour w/Civil War Trust
2018_10_03E1_Corc_SpikedC151DC -- Corcoran School of the Arts and Design -- Event: “Spiked”: A Conversation with Rob Rogers & Ann Telnaes
“Spiked”: A Conversation with Rob Rogers & Other Editorial Cartoonists
by The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design @ GW
Join us on the evening of October 3 to hear Rob Rogers and Ann Telnaes in an intimate panel talk at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design on the issues of censorship, freedom of... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Albright_17013023DC -- CSIS -- America's Place in the World (w/Madeleine Albright)
The Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative cordially invites you to America's Place in the World
A conversation with Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State
Moderated by Nina Easton, Senior Associate, CSIS, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global Forum
Introduced...
2017_DC_Schieffer_17102459DC -- CSIS -- Book Launch: Bob Schieffer's "Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News" (w/H. Andrew Schwartz)
CSIS cordially invites you to Schieffer Series: Bob Schieffer's Book Party for the new book Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News
A discussion with author Bob Schieffer and H. Andrew Schwartz
Moderated by John J. Hamre
2018_10_17C_Mearsheimer82DC -- CSIS -- Book Launch: John Mearsheimer's "The Great Delusion" (w/Seth Jones, and Charles Glaser)
CSIS hosts Book Launch: The Great Delusion
The CSIS Transnational Threats Project cordially invites you to a book launch event for John J. Mearsheimer’s newly released The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities (Yale University Press).
Featuring:
* John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_05B_Abrahms62DC -- CSIS -- Book Launch: Rules for Rebels w/Max Abrahms
Book Launch: Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History
The CSIS Transnational Threats Project cordially invites you to a book launch event for Dr. Max Abrahm's newly released Rules for Rebels: The Science of Victory in Militant History (Oxford University Press).
Moderated by Seth... (Partially reviewed)
2018_09_10C_Disinformation60DC -- CSIS -- Countering Disinformation: Interdisciplinary Lessons for Policymakers
Countering Disinformation: Interdisciplinary Lessons for Policymakers
With the growth of social media, disinformation has become an increasingly potent political tool. State and non-state actors from various countries, among them Russia and China, have become adept at manufacturing and spreading... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Lagarde_17030757DC -- CSIS -- Economic Imperative of Empowering Women (w/Christine Lagarde)
The Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative cordially invites you to
The Economic Imperative of Empowering Women
A conversation with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
Moderated by Nina Easton, Senior Associate, CSIS, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global...
2016_DC_Pritzker_16121540DC -- CSIS -- Free Trade, Innovation, Technology and Jobs (w/Penny Pritzker)
The Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative cordially invites you to
Free Trade, Innovation, Technology, and Jobs
A conversation with Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Moderated by Nina Easton, Senior Associate, CSIS, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global...
2016_DC_Reconnecting_16102581DC -- CSIS -- Reconnecting Asia (w/Zbigniew K. Brzezinski)
The CSIS Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy and Simon Chair in Political Economy are pleased to announce the launch of a major new initiative: Reconnecting Asia
A geoeconomic contest is underway to shape Asia’s future. Regional powers are putting forward ambitious plans for building roads, railways,...
2016_DC_CSIS_USTR_16091267DC -- CSIS -- Trade Agreements and American Interests: a Discussion (w/Four Former USTRs)
CSIS cordially invites you to Trade Agreements and American Interests: a Discussion with Four Former USTRs

A discussion with
* William E. Brock, United States Trade Representative (1981-1985)
* Carla A. Hills, United States Trade Representative (1989-1993)
* Susan Schwab, United States Trade...
2008_DC_Gore_08071737DC -- DAR Constitutional Hall -- Al Gore's National Challenge on Energy and Climate
Vice President Gore will be issuing an unprecedented challenge to policymakers and entrepreneurs. He’ll push the "reset" button on how we think about energy and climate. And how we create American prosperity.

The audience included Tipper Gore, will.i.am (from the Black Eyed Peas), and Bob Barr (the...
2011_DC_Daser_11021635DC -- DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)
The introductory meeting of the DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous series. Panelists were:
* Lee Boot, multimedia artist, associate director, Imaging Research Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
* Thomas Skalak, vice president for research and professor for biomedical engineering,...
2009_DC_DangerousR_09102979DC -- DC Labor FilmFest -- Daniel Ellsberg ("The Most Dangerous Man in America") -- Pre-event Reception
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Presented by the DC Environmental Film Festival and The Impact Arts + Film Fund, The Project On Government Oversight
1971: America is embroiled in a dirty war based on lies. A president is abusing the power of his office,...
2009_DC_Dangerous_091029156DC -- DC Labor Filmfest @ US Capitol -- Daniel Ellsberg ("The Most Dangerous Man in America")
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Presented by the DC Environmental Film Festival and The Impact Arts + Film Fund, The Project On Government Oversight
1971: America is embroiled in a dirty war based on lies. A president is abusing the power of his office,...
2017_DC_Streetcar_1Yr_17030430DC -- DC Streetcar -- 1 Year anniversary community greeting
2017_DC_Combat_Int_17040597DC -- Dirksen Senate Office Bldg -- Combat Integration Update Briefing
In 2013, the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced the repeal of the rule that prohibited women from being assigned to combat jobs and combat units. The Services were directed to develop and complete integration implementation plans by the end of 2015. The Services are...
2009_DC_ColombiaLMA_090906133DC -- Discover Colombia Through Its Heart -- Verny Varela & his Orchestra -- Audience
Latin Grammy nominee Verny Varela & his Orchestra will perform a free concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
2009_DC_ColombiaLMP_090906115DC -- Discover Colombia Through Its Heart -- Verny Varela & his Orchestra -- Performance
Latin Grammy nominee Verny Varela & his Orchestra will perform a free concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
2009_DC_EMarket_09062741DC -- Eastern Market street festival after reopening
The public street festival for the newly reopened Eastern Market. Entertainment included Memphis Gold and Jay Summerour.
2009_DC_Murals_RI_P_09082798DC -- Edgewood Mural artist show @ Solea Building
Meet the artists of the Edgewood Mural project in a comfortable cool place this Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. They are presenting their work on canvases along with photos of the past work and ideas for the future... The event is organized by the Pink Line Project and is in the new Solea Building on 1405...
2009_DC_Murals_RI_D_090824181DC -- Edgewood Mural (at Rhode Island Avenue Metro) -- Dedication ceremony
Dear Friends,
You are invited to join us to celebrate the completion of the Edgewood Mural. The mural will be officially given to the community by the Mayor Adrian M. Fenty on Monday, August 24th at 4:30pm.
There will performances by the young artists from the Summer Youth Employment Program. The...
2009_DC_Murals_RI_MJ_090815233DC -- Edgewood Mural (at Rhode Island Avenue Metro) -- Mural Jam (2009)
Pictures taken during the "mural jam" Saturday event. To see all of the mural project pictures together, click ...
2010_DC_Murals_RI_MJ_10071038DC -- Edgewood Mural (at Rhode Island Avenue Metro) -- Mural Jam (2010)
2013_DC_King_1308252DC -- Eisenstodts meet Floyd King
A chance encounter on the street with local actor Floyd King and friends Joan and Joel.
2012_DC_Emancipation_LC_120415194DC -- Emancipation Day (2012) -- Celebration @ Lincoln Cottage
DC Emancipation Day Celebration - April 15, 2012
This year marks 150 years of emancipation in the District. The enslaved people in Washington, DC were freed nine months before President Abraham Lincoln issued his famous Emancipation Proclamation, telegraphing the eventual end of slavery to the rest of...
2012_DC_Emancipation_LT_12041498DC -- Emancipation Day (2012) 150th Anniversary Great Debate @ Lincoln Theatre
On April 14, Centric, in partnership with the Office of Cable Television, celebrates the freeing of slaves in Washington, DC with the DC Emancipation Day 150th Anniversary Great Debate. Nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln freed the enslaved workers and laborers of...
2015_DC_Fireworks_EDay_1504168DC -- Emancipation Day (2015) -- Fireworks
2016_DC_Eman_Concert_16041671DC -- Emancipation Day (2016) -- Concert @ Freedom Plaza
The Abolition of Slavery in Washington DC took place on April 16, 1862. Over 3,000 enslaved persons were freed nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation liberated slaves in the south.
Join Mayor Muriel Bowser for the 154th Anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation! Festivities at...
2016_DC_Fireworks_EDay_16041648DC -- Emancipation Day (2016) -- Fireworks
The Abolition of Slavery in Washington DC took place on April 16, 1862. Over 3,000 enslaved persons were freed nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation liberated slaves in the south.
Join Mayor Muriel Bowser for the 154th Anniversary of the District of Columbia Emancipation! Festivities at...
2017_DC_Eman_Concert_17040823DC -- Emancipation Day (2017) -- Concert @ Freedom Plaza
Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off the celebration of the 155th anniversary of Emancipation Day in Washington, DC. Emancipation Day honors President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862, which freed over 3,100 enslaved persons in the District of Columbia. As Mayor Bowser...
2017_DC_Fireworks_EDay_17040831DC -- Emancipation Day (2017) -- Fireworks
2017_DC_Challenges_17062768DC -- Embassy of Sweden (House of Sweden) -- Seminar on Challenges in Northern Europe and How to Face Them Together
Welcome to a Seminar on Challenges in Northern Europe and How to Face Them Together
Join us for a public conversation on challenges facing Northern Europe and the scope for cooperation and collaboration across the Atlantic.
Welcome Remarks:
* Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden to the United...
2012_DC_Press_12010629DC -- Federal Courthouse -- Harry Thomas Jr. announces plea
Harry Thomas, Jr., DC city council member, had just admitted guilt in a scam that had fleeced the DC government of more than $350,000 intended to help city children. After months of denying everything, he finally caved in, agreeing to resign from office, pay restitution of $353,500 to the DC...
2000_DC_FP_Tartans_0004083DC -- Freedom Plaza -- Tartan event
2016_DC_Future_Misc_16042310DC -- Future Is Here Festival @ Lansburgh -- Miscellaneous
Science Meets Science Fiction!
Presented with the participation of NASA, The Smithsonian magazine's "Future Is Here" festival features a series of visionary talks on what's on the horizon in an array of fields before an avid crowd of researchers, industry experts and tech and science enthusiasts.
2016_DC_Future_P2_16042311DC -- Future Is Here Festival @ Lansburgh -- Program: Alexandra Cousteau
Alexandra Cousteau
Explorer, Storyteller, Environmental Advocate
A National Geographic Emerging Explorer, filmmaker and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her renowned grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau and her father Philippe Cousteau, Sr. She has...
2016_DC_Future_P1_16042314DC -- Future Is Here Festival @ Lansburgh -- Program: Céline S. Cousteau w/Jeremy Collins
Céline S. Cousteau
Explorer, Filmmaker, Creative
As Director/Producer at CauseCentric Productions, Céline Cousteau creates cause focused multi-media content to amplify the reach of humanitarian and environmental stories. Céline is Founder and President of the nonprofit organization The Céline Cousteau...
2016_DC_Future_P3_16042314DC -- Future Is Here Festival @ Lansburgh -- Program: William Shatner
William Shatner:
William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist.
Among his accomplishments in television, film and stag,...
2007_DC_Gallup_07011667DC -- Gallup -- Gallup/University of Nebraska Global Leadership Forum
Re-Thinking Global Leadership: The Gallup/University of Nebraska Global Leadership Forum: At the Gallup/University of Nebraska Global Leadership Forum in January, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, social theorist Richard Florida, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton, and University of Nebraska faculty will speak...
2005_DC_Gallup_05072624DC -- Gallup -- World Poll advance briefing
The Gallup Organization held a special advance briefing for federal government agencies on The Gallup World Poll -- a global data collection and analysis effort that is the largest in Gallup’s 70-year history. In up to 200 countries, this project will gather first-hand, “on the ground” answers directly...
2002_DC_Perfect_0210308DC -- GWU -- Debra Trione presenting "A Perfect World" exhibit
After a filming of the CNN show "Crossfire" at George Washington University, they announced that there was an opening upstairs for a new traveling art exhibit. The exhibit was by Debra Trione who had spent five years collecting views of a "perfect world" from over fifty powerful leaders in the United...
2015_DC_Lincoln_VisitsH_15120310DC -- Hart Senate Office Building -- Lincoln Visits for Illinois Statehood Day
2013_DC_SIHIR_Damage_13102643DC -- Hirshhorn Museum -- Event: Damage Control Symposium (w/Yoko Ono)
Damage Control Symposium
This panel discussion with Yoko Ono and Raphael Montañez Ortiz, participants in the original 1966 Destruction in Art Symposium; artist Monica Bonvicini; and art historian Dario Gamboni will explore the ways in which artists have used destruction as a means of responding to...
2016_DC_Howard_NTHP_160229119DC -- Howard University -- National Trust for Historic Preservation announcement about Founders Library
We'd like to invite you, as a member and supporter from the Washington, D.C. area, to join us at Howard University’s Founders Library for a special announcement about the historic site on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at 2 p.m.
From the grand reading rooms to its iconic clock tower, The Founders Library has...
2013_DC_Young_13082685DC -- Humanities Council of Washington DC -- Andrew Young ("Raising the Conscience of a Nation")
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC in partnership with the Andrew Young Foundation and CRP Inc. presents Raising the Conscience of a Nation, a special commemorative program reflecting 1963, the year that changed America. 
As the country approaches the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington...
2008_DC_JAWilson_Tour50DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Architectural Tour
2008_DC_JAWilson_100_08101585DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Centennial Event
John A. Wilson Building Centennial
Join in the celebration of the Centennial of the John A. Wilson Building. This commemoration includes an exhibit co-curated by the Historical Society of Washington and the DC Archives. The exhibits include fascinating artifacts: an original DC flag (courtesy of the...
2007_DC_Press_07082449DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: City council press conference on commitment to education by parents
This was press conference sponsored by at-large Councilmember Kwame R. Brown to promote a parental-involvement commitment:
Parental Engagement Pledge
2007-2008 School Year
As a parent, grandparent, or caring adult, I hereby pledge to help the District of Columbia's children and Public Schools to...
2010_DC_Arizona_10042711DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: City council press conference on No More Arizonas
“No More Arizonas" say DC Rights Activists:
Condemning Arizona’s passage last week of the “Secure Communities” program as “racist and perverse,” dozens of labor, community and immigrant rights activists spoke out forcefully yesterday about the dangers of collaboration between local police and...
2007_DC_Effi_0709139DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Effi Barry viewing
Former D.C. First Lady Effi Barry Dies
The Associated Press
Thursday, September 6, 2007; 5:28 PM

WASHINGTON -- Effi Barry, the District of Columbia's stoic former first lady who endured her husband's drug abuse and unfaithfulness during his years as the city's mayor, died Thursday. She was...
2014_DC_JAWilson_Barry_141205124DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Marion Barry viewing and departure
Marion Barry's life sentence as mayor for life of DC comes to an end.
2018_DC_Barry_Statue_180303245DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: Unveiling of Marion Barry Statue
On Saturday, March 3, at 11 am, Mayor Bowser, Chairman Phil Mendelson and the DC Council, and other dignitaries will dedicate and unveil the historic statue of the late four-term Mayor of the District of Columbia, The Honorable Marion S. Barry, Jr., outside of the John A. Wilson Building. The eight-foot...
2017_DC_JB_Bench_170626117DC -- Julian Bond bench dedication @ Chevy Chase Community Center
A bench was dedicated to Julian Bond in front o the Chevy Chase Community Center. Speakers at the event:
* Randy Speck, Chair, ANC 3/4G
* Honorable Mayor Muriel Bowser
* Honorable Councilmember Mary Cheh
* Honorable Councilmember Brandon Todd
* Pam Horowitz (Julian Bond's widow)
Folks also...
2016_DC_LA_Small_Move_161103204DC -- Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum -- The move!
Make History With Us
The 1876 synagogue is moving again!
Bring your family and friends to witness the historic building make its SECOND move, an exciting step in our transformation. The move is estimated to take an hour.
The Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum will move 30-40 feet into Third Street,...
2008_DC_Lincoln_MemB34DC -- Lincoln Memorial -- Event: Beneath the monument tour
This is the part of the Lincoln Memorial that's underground. Normally it's closed off to tourists but they gave the CWPT group a guided tour.
2018_DC_Lincoln_LestP_180410111DC -- Lincoln Memorial -- Event: Lest We Forget Exhibition Opening Program
LEST WE FORGET Exhibition Opening on the National Mall
For the Days of Remembrance, German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano, in partnership with the German Embassy, and with the cooperation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is mounting a unique photographic installation along the Lincoln...
2009_DC_Lincoln_4th34DC -- Lincoln Memorial -- Event: Waiting for the Fourth of July fireworks
2018_DC_Lincoln_Lest143DC -- Lincoln Memorial -- Exhibit: Lest We Forget
LEST WE FORGET Exhibition Opening on the National Mall
For the Days of Remembrance, German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano, in partnership with the German Embassy, and with the cooperation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is mounting a unique photographic installation along the Lincoln...
1996_DC_Smithsonian150_9608029DC -- Mall -- Smithsonian 150th Anniversary event
The event included interviews with Little Anthony and the Imperials plus Trisha Yearwood.
2004_DC_Metro_04111634DC -- Metro Town Hall Meeting
The Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) hosted its first Town Hall meeting to talk to customers on a variety of issues dealing with Metrorail, Metrobus and Metroaccess such as service, funding and expansion. Bob Levey, Senior Vice President for Development at the...
2012_DC_MGC_12102325DC -- Mobile Government Conference
Keynote talks by:
* Dawn Meyerriecks, Assistant Director for Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
* Peter Doolan, Group Vice President & Chief Technologist, Oracle Public Software, Oracle USA
2018_11_11D3_Moment_Pgm125DC -- Moment Magazine's 2018 Gala and Awards Dinner @ National Press Club -- Ceremony Itself
Moment’s Gala & Awards Dinner
Honoring Amazing Women
Master of Ceremonies: Robert Siegel
Award presentations to:
* Esther Coopersmith, Former U.S. Representative to the UN
* Carol Brown Goldberg, Visionary Artist -- Introduced by Diane Rehm
* Jane Mayer, Investigative Reporter and Author
*... (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_11D2_Moment_Dinner89DC -- Moment Magazine's 2018 Gala and Awards Dinner @ National Press Club -- Dinner and Post-Event Mingling
Folks here include Nina Totenberg, Robert Siegel, Diane Rehm, Jack Rasmussen, Aviva Kempner, Brent Glass, Brenda Pascal, Jane Mayer, Joan Nathan, Carol Brown Goldberg, Esther Coopersmith. (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_11D1_Moment_Pre158DC -- Moment Magazine's 2018 Gala and Awards Dinner @ National Press Club -- Pre-dinner mingling
Folks here include: Robert Siegel, Bert Foer, Diane Rehm, Carol Brown Goldberg, Aviva Kempner, Joan Nathan, Jane Mayer, Jack Rasmussen, and Judy Woodruff. (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Moment_Gala2_15111554DC -- Moment Magazine's 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala @ French Embassy -- Auditorium Presentation
The 2015 Moment 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala, held at the French Embassy November 15, is Moment’s major benefit of the year. Proceeds support Moment, an influential, Washington, DC-based independent magazine known for its first-rate journalism, and its Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism...
2015_DC_Moment_Gala3_15111548DC -- Moment Magazine's 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala @ French Embassy -- Dinner Presentation
The 2015 Moment 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala, held at the French Embassy November 15, is Moment’s major benefit of the year. Proceeds support Moment, an influential, Washington, DC-based independent magazine known for its first-rate journalism, and its Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism...
2015_DC_Moment_Gala_151115206DC -- Moment Magazine's 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala @ French Embassy -- Mingling
The 2015 Moment 40th Anniversary Dinner and Gala, held at the French Embassy November 15, is Moment’s major benefit of the year. Proceeds support Moment, an influential, Washington, DC-based independent magazine known for its first-rate journalism, and its Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism...
2016_DC_Moment_Gala2_161218145DC -- Moment Magazine's 41st Anniversary Dinner and Gala @ Temple Sinai -- Formal Program
Formal Program:
* Master of Ceremonies: Robert Siegel
* Welcome: Annie S. Totah, 2016 Gala Chair
* Why Moment: Elizabeth Scheuer, Moment Magazine Advisory Board Chair
* Why DPIJI: Wolf Blitzer, Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative advisory board member
* Blessings: Rabbi Irving...
2016_DC_Moment_Gala_161218184DC -- Moment Magazine's 41st Anniversary Dinner and Gala @ Temple Sinai -- Mingling
Save the Date for an Exciting Evening!
Moment's Washington, D.C. Gala Awards Dinner
Remembering Moment cofounder Elie Wiesel
& featuring Moment’s 2016 Creativity Award recipients:
* Broadway & television star | Tovah Feldshuh
* Musician & composer | David Amram
* Cantor & Broadway star | Dudu...
2016_DC_Moment_Dinner_161216139DC -- Moment Magazine -- Dinner @ French Ambassador's Residence
1998_DC_Worley_9807047DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Jo Anne Worley
The US Air Force Band, with special guest Jo Anne Worley, gave an inspiring concert on Independence Day.
2008_DC_BBQDC44DC -- Natl Capital Safeway Barbecue Battle
For the Tenth and best year yet, the Safeway's Barbecue Battle features serious competition between top BBQ competitors, great BBQ restaurants from our area and around the country, cooking demonstrations, free food samples, interactive cooking displays and children's activities.

Experience the best...
2018_06_19B_NED_4thE69DC -- Natl Endowment for Democracy & CIMA -- Supporting the Fourth Estate: What's Been Done to Bolster Independent Media?
An initiative of the National Endowment for Democracy
The Center for International Media Assistance is pleased to invite you to a discussion on
Supporting the Fourth Estate: What's Been Done to Bolster Independent Media?
The world has reached a tipping point in the state of vibrant news media. Press... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_Jewell_16041983DC -- Natl Geographic Society -- Event: Secretary Jewell Address on Conservation
Secretary Jewell to Deliver Major Address on Conservation During National Park Week
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, April 19, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver a major speech on the Obama Administration’s approach to conservation and the need for a course correction in order to ensure...
2018_10_13A_Law_OpeningCD73DC -- Natl Law Enforcement Museum -- Event: Grand Opening Community Day
Join us for a free Grand Opening Community Day celebration 10 am until 5 pm as we proudly open our Museum doors to the public for the first time. There’ll be plenty to see and do inside and out.

We’re starting our Community Day with a celebration so big, we’ve taken over the block! This free event... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIAH_Storage_1703128DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Items from Storage (Ambassadors of Jazz)
2017_DC_SIAH_Storage_17031039DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Items from Storage (World War I)
The medical group brought out some World War I-related items from storage.
2006_DC_SIAH_Closing_06090428DC -- 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.
2008_DC_SIAH_Ceremony_08112184DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center: Reopening ceremony (2008)
After a two-year, $85 million renovation, the National Museum of American History reopened on November 21.

Speakers for the event were:
- Brent D. Glass, director, National Museum of American History
- Kathy Brown, senior vice president, Verizon Communications
- G. Wayne Clough, Secretary,...
2008_DC_SIAH_Day1_08112175DC -- Natl Museum of American History, Behring Center: Reopening day inside
After a two-year, $85 million renovation, the National Museum of American History reopened on November 21.

Photos here include:
- G. Wayne Clough, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
- Kenneth E. Behring, donor and philanthropist
- Brent D. Glass, director, National Museum of American...
2008_DC_NMHM_BS_08011419DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Event: Backstage Tour
2009_DC_Barnard_09120536DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Event: Bryn Barnard
The Art and Science of "OUTBREAK: Plagues that Changed History" with the artist Bryn Barnard
Bryn Barnard, author and artist of "OUTBREAK," will host three exciting programs, including an illustration workshop and a special session aimed at younger audiences.
10:00 a.m.: Writing and Illustrating...
2009_DC_Macaulay_09061376DC -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Walter Reed) -- Event: David Macaulay
David Macaulay, Author Talk and Book Signing:
Join David Macaulay for a discussion about his new book, The Way We Work, as he illuminates the most important machine of all — the human body. Your body is made up of various complex systems, and Macaulay is a master at making the complex understandable....
2015_DC_SINH_Qrius_NOAA_15061716DC -- Natl Museum of Natural History -- Q?rius -- NOAA
The Search for Captain America Began with Surveying the Ocean!
When Captain America crashed the Hydra bomber in the Arctic, how did Howard Stark begin the search? It started on the ocean floor, with hydrographic surveying. Learn how we may our oceans and use exixting charts to help with...
2004_DC_Festival_04090037DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian -- Event: First Americans Festival @ Mall
Various pictures of the First Americans Festival on the National Mall. The event went on for a week during the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian but I only visited it on two days: (040921) and (040924).
2017_DC_Tarzan_170209153DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian -- Event: From Tarzan to Tonto
From Tarzan to Tonto: Stereotypes as Obstacles to Progress Toward a More Perfect Union
A Special Program Examining the Pervasiveness of Stereotypes in American Culture
As early Americans sought to define their identity in a new country, race became a major fixation. Tarzan and Jane, Tonto and the Lone...
2004_DC_AmerInd_Member_0410124DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian -- Event: Member Night
2004_DC_Procession_04092157DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian -- Event: Native Nations Procession @ Mall
The grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian began with a procession. As the brochure described it: "Thousands of Native people and non-Native supporters [there was, for example, an Environmental Protection Agency group in the parade] from throughout the Western Hemisphere, many in...
2016_DC_AmerInd_Dance_16112433DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian -- Event: Northwest Coast Dance
A Native American Heritage Month Celebration of Northwest Coast Dance
Experience a three-day Northwest Coast dance celebration with internationally renowned West Coast First Nations mask-dancing group Git Hayetsk (People of the Copper Shield) from Vancouver B.C. and the award-winning multi-generational...
2004_DC_AmerInd_04081125DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian -- Event: Pre-opening slide show
A slide show held August 11, 2004 describing what the museum would look like.
2004_DC_AmerInd_04082476DC -- Natl Museum of the American Indian -- Event: Pre-opening tour
A pre-opening tour held on August 24, 2004
2010_DC_Manners_10052039DC -- Natl Theatre -- Judith and Jacobina Martin ("Miss Manners' Guide To A Surprisingly Dignified Wedding")
MISS MANNERS' GUIDE TO A SUPRISINGLY DIGNIFIED WEDDING: JUDITH MARTIN and JACOBINA MARTIN
Miss Manners, aka Judith Martin, and her newlywed daughter and co-author, Jacobina Martin, tell brides and their cortèges what advice to ignore, what "traditions" to skip, and how to achieve the rare, tasteful...
2010_DC_SINZ_CatC_10122464DC -- Natl Zoological Park -- Big Cats (cubs outing)
The cubs starting coming out the previous weekend. Awww...
The cubs, born in August and September, have been introduced to their father inside the storage pens but they haven't been allowed outside together. There's a chance that dad will kill the male cubs if he doesn't recognize them as his own...
2017_DC_MLK_Commem_170404122DC -- New York Avenue Presbyterian Church -- Event: 49th Observance of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The DC Black History Celebration Committee, the DC Host Committee and the Commission on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday will host a tribute next week to the civil rights icon in observance of the 49th year of his assassination.
The April 4 tribute will be held 7 p.m. at the New York Avenue...
2015_DC_Final_Journey_15041846DC -- New York Avenue Presbyterian Church -- Event: Abraham Lincoln: The Final Journey
Abraham Lincoln – The Final Journey
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
1313 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
This will be the first of the National Park Service's "funeral" stops commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train and return of his body to...
2015_DC_Horton_150307137DC -- New York Avenue Presbyterian Church -- Event: An Evening with Bobby Horton
An Evening with Bobby Horton
At the New York Ave. Presbyterian Church, Lincoln's church, 7:30 p.m. Bobby Horton will lead us in songs of the Civil War soldier, northern and southern.
A seasoned performer, Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and music historian. He has performed with...
2018_10_25B1_Panther32DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Black Panther costume media preview
Media Availability: First Display of Black Panther Costume At Smithsonian African American Film Festival
Smithsonian African American Film Festival organizers will be available to discuss the inaugural Film Festival. The Black Panther costume will also be on-site during the availability for its... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SINMAA_Charter_17093012DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Charter Member Open House
We are delighted that you will be joining us this Saturday, September 30th for the National Museum of African American History and Culture's First Anniversary Charter Members' Open House! The evening will be a special opportunity for members like you to explore the entire Museum and to mix and mingle...
2017_DC_Mudbound_17113088DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Cinema + Conversation: Mudbound (w/Dee Rees, Rob Morgan, Jason Mitchell, and Garrett Hedlund)
A screening of acclaimed director Dee Rees’ new film MUDBOUND in the Oprah Winfrey Theater. Based on a book by Hillary Jordan, the film illustrates the lives of white and black families in rural Mississippi as they confront the brutal realities of prejudice, farming and friendship in a divided World War...
2015_DC_SINMAA_CFC_1511145DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Commemorate Freedom Corona Projection
A dynamic 3D visual presentation projected on the Corona, our Museum’s signature façade, on the south (Madison Drive) and west (15th street facing Washington Monument) sides. The video presentation will explore the legacy of the African American Experience and how it has helped America live up to it...
2015_DC_SINMAA_CFP_151116127DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Commemorate Freedom Program
Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director, of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
Cordially invites you to an outdoor program and video screening honoring three milestones in America’s struggle for freedom, justice and equality
2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the...
2009_DC_SINMAA_Comp36DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Conceptual Design Competition @ The Castle
These models were on display at the Smithsonian Castle for several weeks. Sign:

A New Museum:
The Smithsonian presents six visions of its new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The museum -- the Smithsonian's nineteenth -- is scheduled to rise on the National Mall, on a...
2013_DC_SINMAA_Install_131117184DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Installation of Railroad car and Guard Tower
Witness the installation of the Museum's first objects inot the museum on the National Mall: A Southern Railway (segregated) car built in 1920 and a 1930s-era guard tower from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will install two of its...
2017_DC_Souza_171120217DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza
Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza
Former White House photographer, Pete Souza has collected more than three hundred of his most iconic photographs into a comprehensive visual chronicle of the Obama presidency. These photographs, some of which have never been published, document the most...
2017_DC_Quincy_Jones_17113050DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: On Art and Creativity: Quincy Jones
On Art and Creativity a Conversation between Quincy Jones and Dwandalyn Reece:
Listen as 2017 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award winner, Quincy Jones, talk about his incomparable career as a composer, arranger, and producer in the television, film and recording industries. Dwandalyn Reece, PhD,...
2017_DC_SINMAA_Picture_170504194DC -- NMAAHC -- Event: Opening for "More Than A Picture" exhibit
Lonnie G. Bunch III, Founding Director
National Museum of African American History and Culture
invites you to the Opening Reception for
More Than A Picture
Selections from the Photography Collection at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
2015_DC_Nelson_Party_15062084DC -- Party for Stanley Nelson @ Aviva Kempner's
2007_DC_Manhole_0710299DC -- Pennsylvania Avenue -- Manhole fire
2006_DC_Press_0609188DC -- 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...
2015_DC_Cocktails_Castle_150611170DC -- Pride in Preservation: Cocktails in the Castle
Pride in Preservation – Cocktails in the Castle:
The Heurich House Museum will host its second annual Pride in Preservation: Cocktails in the Castle event on Thursday, June 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This official Capital Pride Week reception will honor and celebrate the National Park Service (NPS) LGBTQ...
2013_DC_Liz_13100395DC -- Public Art: Liz Taylor (mural by G. Byron Peck) -- Opening Event
Byron Peck and Ivo Koytchev's mural ceremony with city officials etc.
2011_DC_Quake_11082318DC -- Quake
People milling around after the quake hit. I was at a Meritalk innovation conference whose title this year was, appropriately, "Shake It Up."
1999_DC_Cure_99060516DC -- Race for the Cure (1999)
2000_DC_Race_00060310DC -- Race for the Cure (2000)
2007_DC_Rock_Creek_Bird_07050614DC -- Rock Creek Park -- Birding Exercise
This event, part of International Migratory Bird Day, was something I was invited to as a member of the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ). The regular members were in the midst of a two-day exercise to tally all of the unique bird species they could see in the area. Our groups saw quite a number but,...
2014_DC_Law_Thunder_14052419DC -- Rolling Thunder @ Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
2018_05_26B1_Law_Thunder54DC -- Rolling Thunder @ Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_Intersection_16052619DC -- Russell Senate Office Bldg -- Intersection of Religious Freedom and Freedom of Expression
The Intersection of Religious Freedom and Freedom of Expression
The Impact of Blasphemy Laws Abroad
Recent years have seen a rise in the passage and enforcement of blasphemy laws in countries including Pakistan, Sudan and Saudi Arabia. Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and the Senate...
2015_DC_Alice_Post_150930141DC -- Sewall-Belmont House -- Alice Award (2015) -- Luncheon and Post-event Mingling
2015_DC_Alice_Program_15093062DC -- Sewall-Belmont House -- Alice Award (2015) -- Program/Awards
Luncheon celebrating Senator Patty Murray & Senator Lisa Murkowski
Awards Program agenda:
* Welcome: Peggy Cifrino, 2015 Alice Award Co-Chair
* Alice Award Presentation: Diana Chasen Lipsey, President, Board of Directors, awarding...
*** Senator Patty Murray
* Alice Award Presentation: Lucy...
2015_DC_Alice_Pre_150930202DC -- Sewall-Belmont House -- Alice Award (2015) -- Setup and Pre-Event Mingling
2018_12_07B_Long_Convo35DC -- Smithsonian -- Long Convo
#TheLongConvo
What do award-winning actor Alfre Woodard, NYT's David Brooks, drag queen Sasha Velour, NASA’s mission head to Jupiter, and one of the world’s leading cancer surgeons have in common? They all know something that makes them hopeful for the future. Come find out what at this one-of-a-kind... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_07C1_Long_ConvoS1A229DC -- Smithsonian -- Long Convo -- Session 1 (of 3) w/Rachel Goslins, David Skorton, Larisa Martinez, Michael Govan, Obi Felten, Danny Hillis, Liz Cottrell, Carla Hayden, Cheech Marin, Jacqueline Suskin, and Mily Treviño-Sauceda
#TheLongConvo
What do award-winning actor Alfre Woodard, NYT's David Brooks, drag queen Sasha Velour, NASA’s mission head to Jupiter, and one of the world’s leading cancer surgeons have in common? They all know something that makes them hopeful for the future. Come find out what at this one-of-a-kind... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_07D1_Long_ConvoS2A285DC -- Smithsonian -- Long Convo -- Session 2 (of 3) w/Rachel Goslins, David Rubenstein, Scott Bolton, Jessica O. Matthews, Roy Wood Jr., Mercedes Lopez-Morales, Bei Yang, Naomi Wadler, Alfre Woodard, Bruce Friedrich, Laura Esserman, Sasha Velour, and Malak Wazne
#TheLongConvo
What do award-winning actor Alfre Woodard, NYT's David Brooks, drag queen Sasha Velour, NASA’s mission head to Jupiter, and one of the world’s leading cancer surgeons have in common? They all know something that makes them hopeful for the future. Come find out what at this one-of-a-kind... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_07E1_Long_ConvoS3A225DC -- Smithsonian -- Long Convo -- Session 3 (of 3) w/Rachel Goslins, Malak Wazne, David Brooks, Jon Grinspan, Hawah Kasat, Troy Carter, Nick Pyenson, Spike Gjerde, Jean Bennett, and C. Brian Williams
#TheLongConvo
What do award-winning actor Alfre Woodard, NYT's David Brooks, drag queen Sasha Velour, NASA’s mission head to Jupiter, and one of the world’s leading cancer surgeons have in common? They all know something that makes them hopeful for the future. Come find out what at this one-of-a-kind... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_SCEMS_10010874DC -- Smithsonian -- Microsoft Partners in Learning/Smithsonian Institution Summit Meeting @ Castle
Photographs from a meeting at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum, hosted by the Smithsonian and attended by educators and education leaders from more than 70 countries. The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (SCEMS) collaborates with Microsoft Partners in Learning on the...
2015_DC_SI_Secretary_151019214DC -- Smithsonian Installation of David J. Skorton as 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution @ Arts and Industries Bldg
The Board of Regents cordially invites you to attend the Installation of David J. Skorton as the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The ceremony will take place on Monday, October 19th at 3:00 p.m. in the Arts and Industries Building. Smithsonian staff, contractors, volunteers, fellows and...
2013_DC_SI_Volunteer_13040840DC -- Smithsonian Volunteer Appreciation Reception @ Ripley Center
The Office of Visitor Services cordially invites you to attend the Volunteer Appreciation Reception
2011_DC_Smokin_1103297DC -- Smoke from the Franklin Towers building
There was a fire that popped up while I was reviewing the cherry blossoms. This is from WAMU's web site:

Fire Breaks Out In Franklin Towers In D.C.
Greg Peppers

March 29, 2011 - In the District, fire officials are trying to determine what caused Tuesday morning's fire at the Franklin Towers...
2015_DC_Cincinnati_C1776_150419106DC -- Society of the Cincinnati (Anderson House) -- Event: Saving Revolutionary War Battlefields
Saving Revolutionary War Battlefields
The American Revolution Institute has joined with the Civil War Trust, the nation's premier historic land preservation organization, to promote Campaign 1776, an ambitious program to preserve endangered battlefields of the Revolutionary War. Celebrate the...
2017_DC_Cincinnati_Sword_170414142DC -- Society of the Cincinnati (Anderson House) -- Lunch Bites: Robert Anderson's Civil War Presentation Sword
Lunch Bites; Robert Anderson's Civil War presentation sword
Garry Adelman, director of history and education for the Civil War Trust, shares Maj. Robert Anderson’s presentation sword given to him by the city of Philadelphia for his defense of Fort Sumter. Anderson commanded Union troops at Fort Sumter...
2012_DC_Shuttle_Flyby_12041736DC -- Space Shuttle Discovery Fly-By
Space Shuttle Discovery Flies to the Smithsonian
Discovery, the longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet, departed Kennedy Space Center in Florida around dawn today, and is expected to arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport about 11 a.m. EDT. After a two-day layover at the airport,...
2016_DC_Scalia_16021931DC -- Supreme Court Building -- Line to see Justice Scalia in repose
By the time I got there, they said the line was about 4-1/2 hours deep. My bladder reminded me that that wasn't going to work out very well so I photographed the line and reporters for awhile and left. Sorry about that!
2005_DC_Extra_MileC_05101430DC -- The Extra Mile Points of Light Volunteer Pathway opening ceremony
At a time when Americans are stepping forward with contributions and volunteer time to assist Gulf coast hurricane victims, the Points of Light Foundation will formally dedicate the Extra Mile – Points of Light Volunteer Pathway, a mile-long pathway of bronze medallions only blocks from the White House....
2013_DC_Yards_ArtYards24DC -- The Yards -- ArtYards
2016_DC_Yards_LightYards49DC -- The Yards -- LightYards
Light Themed Art Installation at The Yards: Two-Week-Long Installation Melding Light, Sculpture and Music to Create Wonder
Light Yards: the innovative art installation spanning two weeks and three weekends at The Yards Park will kick off on Saturday, February 20 from 7pm to 10pm with a large-scale...
2010_DC_Yards_Opening_10091135DC -- The Yards -- Opening weekend events
2017_DC_Trot4Hunger_17112312DC -- Trot for Hunger 2017
2010_DC_Union_StationCC_10101118DC -- Union Station -- Columbus Day Ceremony
Display after ceremony for Columbus Day. (I missed the ceremony itself.)
2011_DC_Union_StationCC_111010189DC -- Union Station -- Columbus Day Ceremony
Civil Ceremony
Sponsored by
National Columbus Celebration Association
in cooperation with the
US Department of the Interior
National Park Service
National Mall & Memorial Parks

Monday, October 10, 2011
Columbus Plaza -- Union Station

* Music Prelude -- "The President's Own" US Marine...
2013_DC_Earth_Month_13040627DC -- Union Station -- Earth Month
STEM Science Fair. Mostly from the NASA section of it.
2016_DC_USIP_Bush_16031543DC -- United States Institute of Peace -- Laura Bush on Afghan Women's Leadership for Peace
Laura Bush on Afghan Women's Leadership for Peace: A Conversation with the former First Lady:
Mrs. Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States, has long been an advocate for expanding the rights and opportunities of women in Afghanistan. Please join us at the U.S. Institute of Peace on March 15...
2016_DC_USIP_Mohamud_16042065DC -- United States Institute of Peace -- Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
Somalia: A Talk with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
Political and Security Developments in a Critical Year
For more than two decades, Somalia has been cited in public discussion as an archetype of a failed state—a country controlled by terrorists and warlords, lacking an effective government and...
2017_DC_Saaba_171025104DC -- United States Institute of Peace & AFI Docs -- "Saaba" Documentary Series w/Panel Discussion
A Sahel Community Confronts Security Threats: Film Premiere
USIP and AFI DOCS Film Festival Present 'Saaba,’ a Documentary Series, with a Panel Discussion
The recent killing of four U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Niger as they were training local troops, as well as an August attack that claimed...
2012_DC_Soldiers_Cem_MDC_12052838DC -- United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery -- Memorial Day Tour and Ceremony
2009_DC_Block_0904147DC -- Utrecht's -- Tom Block
Tom Block was on public display at the downtown Utrecht store, working on preparatory drawings for his next large installation painting ("Manifesto")
2015_DC_2nd_InaugP_150304127DC -- U.S. Capitol -- 150th Anniversary Lincoln's Second Inaugural -- Presentation
150th Anniversary Commemoration President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address
Statuary Hall – United States Capitol

SPONSORED BY:
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation
Illinois State Society of Washington, DC

PROGRAM
Welcoming Remarks:
* Harold Holzer, Chair, Abraham Lincoln...
2011_DC_Dalai_10070965DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Dalai Lama (A Talk for World Peace)
July 9th - A Talk for World Peace

July 9, 2011 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet, one of the world’s most revered spiritual leaders, will be making a HISTORIC VISIT to Washington, DC in July 2011. During this time, he will be conferring the Kalachakra for World Peace for the first time in the...
2007_DC_Dalai_07101750DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Dalai Lama (w/Nancy Pelosi and Richard Gere)
The International Campaign for Tibet is honored to announce a public address by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on October 17, 2007 following his receipt of the Congressional Gold Medal in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Congress has passed a resolution permitting the International Campaign for Tibet to sponsor...
2017_DC_Taylor_17051622DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Elizabeth Dowling Taylor ("Original Black Elite")
"The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era"
Please join us on Tuesday, May 16 for the Senate Library Book Talk featuring Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow, Elizabeth Dowling Taylor.
Taylor's latest work is a cultural biography covering the life of one of the...
2015_DC_Lincoln_VisitsC_15120363DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Lincoln Visits the Capitol for Illinois Statehood Day
On behalf of the Illinois State Society of Washington DC and the Abraham Lincoln Association, we invite you to celebrate Illinois Statehood Day with a visit by Illinois’s greatest citizen, Abraham Lincoln (in the person of renowned Lincoln presenter George Buss from Freeport, Illinois).
When Abraham...
2017_DC_Love_Out_Loud_17112917DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Love Out Loud event
"Love Out Loud" is a Teleflora Flower Delivery promotion for holiday flowers. They set up a display near the Capitol and every one of one thousand holes in the display was filled with flowers were available first-come first-served to anyone who wanted them. The sign said:
Start here.
This wall is an...
2018_06_05A1_RFK_Human317DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Robert F. Kennedy 2018 Human Rights Award
Robert F. Kennedy 2018 Human Rights Award
Mrs. Robert Francis Kennedy & The Board Of Directors Of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Invite You To Honor The Youth Activists Of Today
* Color of Change
* The International Indigenous Youth Council
* March for Our Lives
* United We Dream
Recipients Of... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_Capitol_SForRel_1705167DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Senate Foreign Relations gathering
2018_DC_Graham_1802287DC -- U.S. Capitol -- State tribute for Billy Graham
The outdoor lines only. I wasn't interested in seeing him lying in state.
2018_12_04A_Bush87DC -- U.S. Capitol -- State tribute for George H.W. Bush (Partially reviewed)
2007_DC_Ford_07010113DC -- U.S. Capitol -- State tribute for Gerald Ford
I didn't go to the funeral parade for the ex-President. I just did the two-hour wait at the Capitol to see him lying in state in the rotunda. They didn't allow photos there so these are just of the people waiting to get in.
2005_DC_Parks_05103024DC -- U.S. Capitol -- State tribute for Rosa Parks
2011_DC_Harvest_110616132DC -- U.S. Capitol -- "The Harvest" premier (w/Eva Longoria)
Join actor Eva Longoria at a reception and special screening of the documentary "The Harvest."
Actor and activist Eva Longoria, executive producer of "The Harvest / La Cosecha," U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, and MALDEF to announce push for stronger child labor laws for farmworkers.
THE HARVEST/LA...
2006_DC_MCI15DC -- 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...
2017_DC_Viet_Vet_171111154DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- 2017 Veterans Day Observance at the Wall
2017 Veterans Day Observance At The Wall
Each year on Veterans Day, thousands of veterans and their families congregate at The Wall to remember and to honor those who served in the U.S. armed forces. On these special days, prominent Americans from all walks of life come to the Memorial to deliver...
2005_DC_VietX_05122242DC -- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Holiday Tree at The Wall ceremony
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund honored veterans and active-duty military with personal holiday greetings sent to the Memorial Fund by Americans across the country. The annual Holiday Tree at The Wall ceremony featured introductory remarks by Jan Scruggs, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Founder &...
2017_DC_WCC_Art_Tour_17092911DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Tour: Art of the DC Convention Center
Join us for a FREE tour of the Art at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Bring your cameras and your thirst for art knowledge and most importantly your walking shoes.
2003_DC_WCCCW42DC -- Washington Convention Center -- Tour: Construction Watch
Construction Watch tour. Dee Atwell at my office invited me to this backstage tour of the Washington Convention Center (WCC) several months before its official opening. While it looked miles away from completion to me, I'm sure they knew what they were doing.
2015_DC_WFI_Oscars4_150222115DC -- Washington Film Institute -- Oscar Red Carpet Party
Washington Film Institute cordially invites you to our fundraiser Red Carpet Party at Malmaison. We’re rolling out the Red Carpet, so please join us for a Party to watch the Awards live on Sunday February 22, 2015! Glam it up, and join us as we rally behind our favorite movies of 2014!
2015_DC_WFI_Oscars_150222217DC -- Washington Film Institute -- Oscar Red Carpet Party -- Posers
Washington Film Institute cordially invites you to our fundraiser Red Carpet Party at Malmaison. We’re rolling out the Red Carpet, so please join us for a Party to watch the Awards live on Sunday February 22, 2015! Glam it up, and join us as we rally behind our favorite movies of 2014!

Judges for...
2004_DC_NCath_Climb_04092514DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Climb the Tower
Twice a year, you get to climb up to the tower to look at the bells, see the view, and get up close and personal with stained glass and gargoyles. Trivia: Height 301 feet. Weight: 9000 tons. Number of steps: 333. Number of bells: 63. 53 Bell Carillon = 64 tons. 10 Bell English Peal = 7 tons.
2003_DC_NCath_Open_03092739DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Open House
2004_DC_NCath_Open_04092533DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Open House
2014_DC_NCath_Wilson_14122845DC -- Washington Natl Cathedral -- Event: Wreath Laying at President Woodrow Wilson's Tomb
A wreath is laid at President Woodrow Wilson's tomb at the Washington National Cathedral each year on December 28, his birthday. The ceremony is conducted by the honor guard of the Military District of Washington in cooperation with the clergy of the Cathedral.
2011_DC_WHCD_110430509DC -- White House Correspondent's Dinner (2011)
Folks here include Sean Penn, Ryan Kwanten, Russell Simmons, Eric Stonestreet, George Stephanopoulos, Bob Schieffer, Chris Wallace, Tom Toles, Jonathan Capehart, Chris Colfer, Andy Samberg, Bristol Palin, Newt Gingrich, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Stipe, Carolyn Maloney, Mila Kunis, John Huntsman, Paul...
2013_DC_WHCD_130427259DC -- White House Correspondent's Dinner (2013)
Including Bill O'Reilly, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Bloomberg, Kevin Spacey, Andy Cohen, Gordon Peterson, Kathleen Turner, Steve Zahn, Amy Poehler, Gayle King, Jeff Krulik, Geraldo Rivera, Nicole Kidman, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudekis and Olivia Wilde, Clarence and Lisa Page, Tracy Morgan, Hayden Panettiere,...
2014_DC_WHCD_140503127DC -- White House Correspondent's Dinner (2014)
Shown here include: Madeleine Albright, Randi Weingarten (President of the American Federation of Teachers). Henry Waxman, Julia Louise-Dreyfus, Donna Brazile, Russell Wilson, Clarence and Lisa Page, Katie Couric, Robby Novak ("Kid President"), Rosario Dawson, Chris Dodd, Joanna Coles, Dan Bucatinsky,...
2010_DC_CW2CR_10110489DC -- Willard Hotel -- Event: Civil War To Civil Rights Conference
DC Launches “Civil War to Civil Rights” Promotion to Mark 150th Commemoration of Civil War
(Washington, DC)...From Abraham Lincoln’s tide-turning elections and inaugurations to Dr. Martin Luther King’s soul-stirring “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC has served as a...
2009_DC_LATCRA_091104165DC -- Willard Hotel -- Lincoln at the Crossroads Alliance gala dinner
A Call to Union
An Evening at the Willard Inter Continental Hotel
November 4, 2009

PROGRAM
Master of Ceremonies Kim B. Holien, Professional Military Historian
Speakers:
The Honorable Frank J. Williams. Chief Justice (Ret.) of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, Author, Lecturer
Mr. William B....
2015_DC_Willard_2nd_Misc_15030799DC -- Willard Hotel -- Lincoln Inaugural Banquet -- Misc
Lincoln Inaugural Banquet
Come and join us as we celebrate the 2nd Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln at the Willard Hotel. Our guest speaker will be Professor Lucas Morel, from Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia, will be discussing the impact of Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural to the...
2015_DC_Willard_2nd_Pgm_150307107DC -- Willard Hotel -- Lincoln Inaugural Banquet -- Pgm
Lincoln Inaugural Banquet
Come and join us as we celebrate the 2nd Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln at the Willard Hotel. Our guest speaker will be Professor Lucas Morel, from Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia, will be discussing the impact of Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural to the...
2009_DC_LincolnP90DC -- Willard Hotel -- Lincoln Presenters
The Willard InterContinental and The Association of Lincoln Presenters brought together 60 costumed Abraham and Mary Todd Lincolns, along with Frederick Douglass and General Ulysses S. Grant, in the hotel lobby, conversing in character with guests and children from DC's Thomson Elementary School....
2015_DC_Wilson_100thWed_15121818DC -- Woodrow Wilson House -- Event: Woodrow & Edith Wilson’s 100th Wedding Anniversary
Woodrow & Edith Wilson’s 100th Wedding Anniversary
Celebrate the Wilsons’ anniversary with cake and champagne, visit the exhibition The Gifts of Love, and vote on your favorite wedding cake.
Presentations were made by Robert Enholm, Executive Director of the President Woodrow Wilson House.
2006_DC_Smoking_0603168DC -- "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_06092016DCJCC -- 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...
2007_DC_Maus_07022016DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Art Spiegelman ("Maus")
Art Spiegelman
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Art Spiegelman (born February 15, 1948) is an American comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic memoir, Maus.

Life:
Spiegelman was born in Stockholm, Sweden to Vladek...
2007_DC_Katchor_07041727DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Ben Katchor
In his "picture stories," Ben Katchor turns the American city into a wonderland of tin ceilings, illuminated storefronts, and unusual enterprises: the Senseless Elaboration Parlor, the Sublime Vision Center, the Mortal Coil Mattress Store. The first cartoonist to win a MacArthur "genius grant," Katchor...
2008_DC_Gerberg_08121658DCJCC -- Nextbook Writer Series -- Mort Gerberg ("Last Laughs")
Mort Gerberg: Last Laughs: Cartoons About Aging, Retirement...and the Great Beyond
Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Mort Gerberg has assembled an all-star cast of gifted and popular cartoonists including George Booth, Roz Chast, Frank Modell, JB Handelsman, Sidney Harris and Jack Ziegler to join him in...
2013_DE_DelDOT_13042680DE -- Dover -- Groundbreaking Ceremony for Capital City Trails
DelDOT Breaks Ground on Capital City Trails Project

Project adds new pedestrian and bicycle pathway in the Dover area

Dover -- Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) Secretary Shailen Bhatt was joined today by Dover Mayor Carleton Carey and other dignitaries for the groundbreaking of the...
2011_DC_Hispanic_110921104Dept of Commerce -- 2011 National Hispanic Heritage Month
The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the Department of Commerce, Environmental Protection Agency, Agency for International Development, and Customs and Border Protection, is pleased to announce its program commemorating 2011 National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September...
2002_DC_DOC911_0209115Dept of Commerce -- 9/11 Anniversary ceremony
Pictures here were taken during the one-year anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. Secretary Donald Evans, a good friend of "W", was the main speaker at the event labeled "Patriot Day". He was introduced by Deputy Secretary Bodman.
2012_DC_Budget_12021366Dept of Commerce -- All-hands FY2013 Budget meeting
Secretary John Bryson, Acting Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank and Department of Commerce bureau heads invite you to participate in an all-hands employee meeting to discuss the Commerce Department’s FY2013 budget, which will be released that day. The Secretary and Deputy Secretary will deliver remarks,...
2015_DC_DOC_Budget_15020554Dept of Commerce -- Budget Briefing
Secretary Penny Pritzker, Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews and Department of Commerce bureau heads participated in an all-hands employee meeting to discuss the Commerce Department’s FY2016 budget, which was released Monday, February 2. Secretary Pritzker delivered remarks about the budget and the...
2003_DC_CFC_03120242Dept of Commerce -- CFC event
Department's CFC fund-raiser event in the main lobby.
2002_DC_DOC_XMas_0212136Dept of Commerce -- Christmas show
Why they hold events in the Commerce lobby is beyond me. The acoustics are horrible, in large part because of the metal ceiling which reflects everything, and if you move outside of a very small radius, the background noise drowns out everything.
2009_DC_Pride_09070951Dept of Commerce -- LGBT Pride Month presentation w/John Berry
The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Agency for International Development, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is pleased to announce its program commemorating 2009 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The 2009 national theme is...
2008_DC_DOC_MLK_08011732Dept of Commerce -- Martin Luther King Jr. legacy (w/George Fraser)
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) hosted the “7th Annual Event Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” The event featured welcome remarks from John Sullivan, General Counsel and keynote speaker George Fraser, Chairman and CEO of FraserNet,...
2009_DC_DEAM_09102086Dept of Commerce -- National Disability Employment Awareness Month presentation (w/Aimee Mullins)
The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Agency for International Development, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is pleased to announce its program commemorating 2009 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is celebrated annually from...
2009_DC_Taguba_090505123Dept of Commerce -- Natl Asian Pacific Amer Heritage Month w/Antonio Taguba
Please join U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in celebrating 2009 National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Postal Service,...
2011_DC_Locke_11050575Dept of Commerce -- Natl Asian Pacific Amer Heritage Month w/Gary Locke
The Federal Triangle Partnership, including the Department of Commerce, Agency for International Development, Environmental Protection Agency, and Customs and Border Protection, will hold its program commemorating 2011 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month held on Thursday, May 5, 2011, from...
2002_DC_DOCSF_02121626Dept of Commerce -- Secretary's Forum: Children of the Twilight Struggle
The Secretary's Forum is a periodic event that Commerce sponsors. This particular one was called "Children of the Twilight Struggle: Reflections From The Cold War & Its Relevance To The War On Terrorism". This event, introduced by Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, featured Sergei Khrushchev (Soviet...
2013_DC_Pritzker_13062662Dept of Commerce -- Swearing in ceremony for Penny Pritzker (w/Joe Biden)
Penny Pritzker was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Please join me and your colleagues for her swearing-in ceremony in the HCHB Auditorium with the Vice President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
2006_DC_Pickering_0612148Dept 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...
2003_DC_DOC_VOIP_03030519Dept of Commerce -- VoIP ceremony
This ceremony--the HCHB Network and Telephone Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony--honored "those who helped create a new era of computing and communications at the Department of Commerce". Personally, I didn't see any ribbon cutting but I might have missed that part. I was impressed that they managed to hand out...
2005_DC_Beautiful_05110820Dept of Interior -- Kick-off for America's Beautiful Natl Parks exhibit
The new exhibit at the Dept of Interior Museum is called America's Beautiful National Parks. It's a collection of contemporary and historical large-scale photographs celebrating the diverse flora of our National Parks. It was an interesting idea for an exhibit, curated by Amy Lamb, since I usually...
2006_DC_Moore_0606194Dept of Interior Museum -- Lecture: 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.
2007_MI_50th_07072196Family -- Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Wayne's 50th wedding anniversary
At each table:
...
2007_MI_50thSS_07072164Family -- Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Wayne's 50th wedding anniversary slide show
Brian and Mandy gave me the PowerPoint file from the show but PowerPoint reduces the image size for presentation. I'm hoping to replace these images with the original scans which I can also do some color adjustments on.
2010_NC_Funeral_10082265Family -- Aunt Mary Lee's Funeral
Mary Lee Neumann, 87, died Aug. 11, 2010. She was the owner and operator of Midway Campground from 1979 to 1990. The campground is still owned by her family. She was born and grew up in Parsons, WV. Her husband, Clarence Neumann; two sisters, Kathryn Richards , Vivian McPherson and a brother, Ray Myers...
2003_FL_NASA34FL -- Kennedy Space Center -- On day of Columbia disaster
Saturday was my day to visit the Kennedy Space Center. Despite visiting local people during the week, I had no idea that a landing was planned that day and then it turned out to be ...
2009_DC_Bean_0911138Flight Jacket Night -- A Conversation with Alan Bean
Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night: A Conversation with Alan Bean

NOTE: I was apparently the only one in the audience not allowed to take any photos during the event itself. These photos therefore only cover the book signing.
 
On November 19th, 1969 Alan Bean became the fourth man to...
2008_DC_Ansari_081101119Flight Jacket Night -- Anousheh Ansari
Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night
A Conversation With Anousheh Ansari

In 2006, Anousheh Ansari captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer and the first astronaut of Iranian descent.

Ansari is a living example of the American dream. After immigrating...
2006_DC_Flight_Jacket_06110361Flight 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...
2007_DC_Feightner_07111640Flight Jacket Night -- Whitey Feightner (test pilot)
Buffet dinner reception and then Conversation with Whitey Feightner for NASS Flight Jacket Night: This year's Flight Jacket Night speaker is Rear Adm. Edward L. "Whitey" Feightner, a nine-victory WWII ace who flew F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats. After the war he was assigned as a test pilot at NATC...
2012_DC_Fords_BTS_1202209Ford's Theatre -- Behind-the-Scenes with Split Rock Studios
Behind-the-Scenes with Split Rock Studios:
Join the designers who created the exhibits for the new Center for Education and Leadership and in the Ford’s Theatre Museum. Learn about their process for creating innovative and immersive exhibits. The discussion will include their work on thematic...
2013_DC_LLMalice_13093011Ford's Theatre -- Living Lincoln Series -- With Malice Toward None: Judy Shepard
With Malice Toward None: Judy Shepard, A Mother’s Response to Hate
Join us for a free panel discussion with Judy Shepard, hosted by Cokie Roberts.
In October 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21 year-old son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Matthew’s death moved many thousands...
2013_DC_Fords_Member_13120939Ford's Theatre -- Member Holiday Open House
2012_DC_TuskegeeR_12082936Ford's Theatre -- Reception for "Test: The Tuskegee Airmen Project" exhibit
Special Members Only night to see
The Test: A Tuskegee Airman Project exhibition
Hosted by Ford's Theatre Society
Come celebrate the new exhibit with other members and learn more about these heroic men.
You will have special after-hours access to the new Center, where you can explore multiple...
2008_DC_FOTHOC_08122541Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (distribution)
Delivering the packages and meeting afterward at Meiwah.

The official write-up of the event, written by Debbie:

We had a great event preparing and distributing bags to homeless people in Washington DC. Below is some of the information about the event, and some of the vignettes that we hope convey...
2004_MD_FOTHOC_04122446Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
The official write-up of the event written by Victor Block with a preface by Tom Block:

Hi, everybody, here's the recap of this year's FOTHOC event that my Dad wrote up.

I might add a couple of things:
1) This was by far my worst year in terms of passing things out; people didn't want the bags;...
2005_MD_FOTHOC_05122455Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
The official write-up of the event, written by Victor Block:

FOTHOC Celebrates its 10th Year

A four-year-old girl hands out pictures she has drawn to homeless people on the streets of Washington. Told that the gift bag being handed to him contains a Walkman-type radio, a man without a home asks...
2008_MD_FOTHOC_08122494Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
The morning started off *very* well as USA Today had published an article that mentioned the event and they printed in four columns a photo that I had done last year during the event.
2010_MD_FOTHOC_10123156Friends of the Homeless on Christmas (package preparation)
2007_DC_FOTHOC_07010135Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
Delivering the packages and meeting afterward at Meiwah.

The official write-up of the event, written by Victor Block:

FOTH Annual Report – 2006/7

To all supporters of, participants at and others interested (mildly or more) in the Friends of the Homeless project:

Recent changes were made to...
2008_DC_FOTHOC_08010130Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
Delivering the packages and meeting afterward at Meiwah.

The official write-up of the event, written by Victor Block:

FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS – 12/07-1/08 REPORT

Great pack, tough delivery. That was the evaluation of the 12th annual Friends of the Homeless operation, the brainchild of Tom...
2010_DC_FOTHOC_10010152Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
The second part of Victor Block's report follows.

January 1, 2010.   Because of overwhelming interest in helping out, five cars, rather than the four of past years, left FOTH Central a little after 10 a.m. on a cold New Years day, each carrying 20 gift bags.  After distributing all of their bags,...
2011_DC_FOTHOC_11010176Friends of the Homeless on New Years (distribution)
Victor's report:

The December 31, 2010-January 1, 2011 Friends of the Homeless activity marked the 15th consecutive year that this project provided large gift bags filled with  items -- some basic, some fun -- to men and women on the streets of Washington.  It followed a year-long effort by Tom Block...
2006_MD_FOTHOC_06123181Friends of the Homeless on New Years (package preparation)
Preparing the gift packages.
2007_MD_FOTHOC_07123180Friends of the Homeless on New Years (package preparation)
Preparing the gift packages.
2009_MD_FOTHOC_09123175Friends of the Homeless on New Years (package preparation)
The first part of Victor Block's report follows.

Note:  According to the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, at least 17,800 men, women and children are homeless in the Nation's Capital over the course of a year.
 
...
2005_DC_Yeager_05100416GE Aviation Lecture -- Chuck Yeager (test pilot)
An Evening with Charles "Chuck" Yeager: The renowned aviator will share memories of his remarkable climb from an enlisted man in the Army Air Corps to X-1 test pilot to a distinguished brigadier general. The General Electric Aviation Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of The...
2018_DC_Hechelhammer_18041046Goethe-Institut -- Bodo Hechelhammer ("Double Agent Heinz Felfe Discovers America")
Presentation “Double Agent Heinz Felfe Discovers America”
Dr. Bodo Hechelhammer, the Chief Historian of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND), will give a presentation at the Goethe-Institut on his new book about the double agent, Heinz Felfe. In addition to his talk, he will show photos and...
2007_DC_BEMB_07090636Goethe-Institut -- Event: Bringing Eastern Market Back panel discussion
Bringing Eastern Market Back: Sounds, Pictures, and Historic Preservation
We can’t bring back 135 years of wonderful smells that had collected in pre-fire Eastern Market, but we can bring back some of the sounds—and with them, some of the life of Eastern Market. Perhaps we can use the sounds of the...
2012_DC_Tannenbaum_12120833Goethe-Institut -- Event: Oh Tannenbaum! Christmas at the Goethe-Institut
Oh Tannenbaum! Christmas at the Goethe-Institut
With the support of Friends of the Goethe-Institut
In conjunction with Downtown’s Holiday Market, the Goethe-Institut will open its doors to the public on this weekend, and offer up a variety of German holiday activities for all ages. Music, food,...
2016_DC_Goethe_Sommerfest_16082674Goethe-Institut -- Event: Open House Sommerfest
Open House Sommerfest
Discover your German island in DC! Join us for a summer party at our new building in our new neighborhood. Check out our digs while learning about the work of the Goethe-Institut, chatting with staff and others interested in German culture and language, enjoying German beer, and...
2016_DC_Kaminski_16110335Goethe-Institut -- Film|Neu: "Me and Kaminski" w/Thomas Wendrich and reception @ E Street Cinema
OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, 11/3, 7 pm
Me and Kaminski (Ich und Kaminski)
Ger., 2015, 124 min., D: Wolfgang Becker
In this tragicomic road movie, unsuccessful young journalist Sebastian Zöllner (Daniel Brühl) is writing an article on the legendary but almost forgotten painter Manuel Kaminski. Based on...
2015_DC_Otto_15082031Goethe-Institut -- Opening Reception: hyder flares w/Justine Otto
Opening of hyder flares with artist Justine Otto and Vesela Sretenovic, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Phillips Collection
Leading German contemporary figurative painter Justine Otto (b. Poland 1974) won The Phillips Collection’s second annual Emerging Artist Prize following...
2015_DC_Klemm_15011469Goethe-Institut -- Opening Reception: Photographer Barbara Klemm
Invitation: Opening Reception with Photographer Barbara Klemm:
This solo exhibition presents photographs by one of Germany’s most distinguished women photographers. Spanning forty years, Barbara Klemm’s works bear witness to Germany’s recent history, and to a country that was divided for decades. Many...
2010_DC_Revenants_10091653Goethe-Institut -- Opening Reception: Reveants w/Oskar Schmidt
Exhibition opening with photographer Oskar Schmidt and Sarah Kennel, National Gallery of Art.

Bare, sparsely furnished rooms and introverted women and girls, barely present to their surroundings: the starkly reduced photographs of Oskar Schmidt are both portraits and interiors.

Like paper...
2008_DC_Playroom_08111944Goethe-Institut & FotoWeek DC -- Opening Reception: "A Disenchanted Playroom" w/Wolfram Hahn
Opening: “A Disenchanted Playroom”. Photographs by Wolfram Hahn.

Capturing children’s facial expressions as they watch television, photographer Wolfram Hahn’s images portray how children react to this mass medium, losing the subtle charm of real life as they fall under its influence. Their regards...
2013_DC_Goethe_Film_Night_13062771Goethe-Institut & German-American Heritage Museum -- Event: Film Night “Ich bin ein Berliner”
Film Night “Ich bin ein Berliner”:
On June 26, 1963, those four words made history. With his commitment to West Berlin, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was honoring the steadfastness of the West Berliners during the Cold War.
The German-American Heritage Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of...
2011_DC_ATT_11120314Goethe-Institut & Natl Gallery -- Event: "African Twin Towers" screening (w/Alex Jovanovic)
Homage to Christoph Schlingensief: The African Twin Towers
Germany, 2006, 71 min, HD, Cast: Irm Hermann, Klaus Beyer, Stefan Kolosko, Robert Stadlober, Dirk Rohde, Christoph Schlingensief, Patti Smith
Introduction by Alex Jovanovic, personal assistant to Christoph Schlingensief, 2009-2010
Originally...
2007_DC_GPO_Open_07121117Government Printing Office -- Public Printer's Open House (2007)
This was a Holiday Open House sponsored by Robert C. Tapella, the Public Printer of the United States in his Public Printer's Suite at the GPO building.
2009_DC_GPO_Open_09121615Government Printing Office -- Public Printer's Open House (2009)
This was a Holiday Open House sponsored by Robert C. Tapella, the Public Printer of the United States in his Public Printer's Suite at the GPO building.
2007_DC_Tapella_07110656Government Printing Office -- Swearing In Ceremony for Robert C. Tapella
Swearing in Ceremony of Robert C. Tapella as the Twenty-Fifth Public Printer of the Unites States. Various people in the office included Bruce James (the 24th Public Printer of the United States), Marc Pachter (National Portrait Gallery director), Allen Weinstein (Archivist of the United States), and...
2005_DC_IMFCEF_05110419IMF Center Economic Forum -- Reforming the IMF
I have no idea how I ended up being invited to this but I'd never been in the IMF building and jumped at the chance. This was the description of the event:

IMF Center Economic Forum: Reforming the IMF: Governance and the Executive Board: Roundtable discussion on IMF governance and the role of the...
2016_DC_Trabant_16110536International Spy Museum -- 10th Annual Parade of Trabants
Tenth Annual Parade of Trabants
It’s been more than 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away—the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the...
2010_DC_Trabant_101106116International Spy Museum -- 4th Annual Parade of Trabants
The Berlin Wall is long gone, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away -- the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the fall of Communism. Trabants are a rarity here, but on...
2010_DC_TrabantP_101106109International Spy Museum -- 4th Annual Parade of Trabants -- Painting project
The Berlin Wall is long gone, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away -- the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the fall of Communism. Trabants are a rarity here, but on...
2012_DC_Trabant_12111047International Spy Museum -- 6th Annual Parade of Trabants
Sixth Annual Parade of Trabants:
The ONLY Trabant Rally in the United States!
Where were you when the Wall fell? The Berlin Wall is long gone, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away—the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now...
2013_DC_Trabant_13110967International Spy Museum -- 7th Annual Parade of Trabants
2014_DC_Trabant_14110867International Spy Museum -- 8th Annual Parade of Trabants
Eighth Annual Parade of Trabants
Where were you when the Wall fell? The Berlin Wall is long gone, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away—the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany...
2014_TN_McBrayer_14052927Investiture Ceremony for W. Neal McBrayer @ Nashville State Capitol
Investiture Ceremony for W. Neal McBrayer as Judge of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Middle Section.
2018_11_05_JRA_Annual119James Renwick Alliance Annual Meeting @ Katzen Arts Center
James Renwick Alliance Annual Meeting
You're invited! Come learn about the James Renwick Alliance as we announce the donations and awards we have made in support of our mission. Hear about exciting programs, upcoming trips, and the ways that you can get more involved. Socialize with other members, meet... (Partially reviewed)
2008_DC_Apollo8_08111392John Glenn Lecture -- Apollo 8 Astronauts
Annual John H. Glenn Lecture: An Evening with the Apollo 8 Astronauts:

In late December 1968, the Apollo 8 crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders became the first humans to leave Earth and journey to another world. They spent 20 hours orbiting the Moon, and then made the flight back...
2005_DC_Kranz_05040819John Glenn Lecture -- Gene Kranz (flight director)
Gene Kranz spoke at the second annual John Glenn Lecture. Kranz was flight director in NASA's Mission Control during the exciting days of Mercury and Gemini missions, the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the first Space Shuttle flights. Kranz shaped the history of the space age. Gene has been further...
2008_MD_Voting5MD -- 2008 Election day!
Barack Obama day. These pictures were taken while waiting in line for 90 minutes to vote at my polling place. Because of the long queue, I ended up in parts of the school that I'd never seen before!
2012_MD_Voting15MD -- 2012 Campaign placards @ Veterans Plaza
This was the early voting area after the last day of early voting had ended. Montgomery County heavily favors Obama so there weren't many presidential placards but the propositions and referenda were a different issue. Most of the money was being spent on proposition 7, which would allow expanded...
2014_MD_Voting7MD -- 2014 Midterm stuff and Martin O'Malley
Primary placards @ Veterans Plaza.
Also, Martin O'Malley campaigning at the Silver Spring Metro for Anthony Brown who lost the race for Maryland governor.
2016_MD_Voting12MD -- 2016 Early voting @ Veterans Plaza
The thought of armed Trump supporters trying to keep "fraudulent" voters away from the polls made me vote early again this year. What a relief that they do this! Maryland was back to paper ballots which was awkward. And I didn't realize they didn't have a straight-ticket option.
2003_MD_Accident_0310113MD -- Accident on I-95
I was forced to park at the front of the traffic jam north of Baltimore for 40 minutes on my way home after a van spun and ended up perched precariously on a Jersey barrier. There were three ambulances, two medivacs, two fire engines, and a dozen police cars. I was told there weren't any serious...
2000_MD_Bay_Walk_00050716MD -- Annapolis -- Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk (2000)
2006_MD_Bay_Walk_06050739MD -- Annapolis -- Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk (2006)
2004_MD_ASIM_04052210MD -- Autoshow in Motion @ FedEx Field
This was a fun event. GM sponsors a free event where you can test drive their cars as well as cars from their competitors. I drove some stupid ones (like the Hummer) as well as the newer Saturn cars. The test drives are very short (three or four minutes at a max) and you needed an escort to be in the...
2013_MD_Geppis_Tour_13121578MD -- Baltimore -- Geppi's Entertainment Museum -- Member Tour w/Steve Geppi
Exclusive Members Only Tour w/Steve Geppi
2014_MD_JMM_Holzer_14022335MD -- Baltimore -- Jewish Museum of Maryland -- Harold Holzer: "Kaddish for Lincoln" (Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture)
Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture: Kaddish for Lincoln
 Speaker: Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
 By tradition, Abraham Lincoln was the first American gentile for whom Jews said Kaddish–the Hebrew prayer for the dead. The story may approach the realm of legend, but...
2011_MD_Baltimore_NYE_11123146MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2011/2012) -- Except fireworks
Baltimore's New Years Eve Spectacular
Ring in 2012 alongside family and friends with live music by the 8 Ohms Band and a dazzling fireworks display at Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular!
At the stroke of midnight, the skies over the Inner Harbor will explode with the region's largest fireworks...
2011_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_11123171MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2011/2012) -- Fireworks
Baltimore's New Years Eve Spectacular
Ring in 2012 alongside family and friends with live music by the 8 Ohms Band and a dazzling fireworks display at Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular!
At the stroke of midnight, the skies over the Inner Harbor will explode with the region's largest fireworks...
2012_MD_Baltimore_NYE_12123127MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2012/2013) -- Except Fireworks
2012_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_12123175MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2012/2013) -- Fireworks
2014_MD_Baltimore_NYE_1412316MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2014/2015) -- Except Fireworks
2014_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_14123178MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2014/2015) -- Fireworks
2015_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_151231147MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2015/2016) -- Fireworks
2016_MD_Baltimore_NYE_FW_16123184MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2016/2017) -- Fireworks
2005_MD_Baltimore_Lights16MD -- Baltimore -- Parade of Lighted Boats
2013_MD_KAL_130505154MD -- Baltimore -- Walters Art Museum -- KAL: 35 Years as an International Editorial Cartoonist
KAL: 35 Years as an International Editorial Cartoonist
The Walters welcomes back Kevin 'KAL' Kallaugher, long-time Baltimore Sun editorial cartoonist, and current cartoonist for The Economist. Best known for his internationally syndicated political cartoons that have appeared in over 100 publications...
2005_MD_BARC29MD -- Beltsville -- Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Public Field Day
2015_MD_Strathmore_Wed_1509067MD -- Bethesda -- Strathmore Mansion -- Wedding
2018_05_26D1_LaborPalooza218MD -- Busboys and Poets -- Hyattsville -- LaborPalooza!
This year’s first-ever Laborpalooza will showcase an exciting lineup of talented musical artists from the DC-area labor movement. Emceed by LaborFest coordinator Chris Garlock and Labor Heritage Foundation Executive Director Elise Bryant, Laborpalooza will feature three groups:
* the DC Labor Chorus,... (Partially reviewed)
1989_MD_Bay_Swim_19890620MD -- Chesapeake Bay Swim w/Michelle
2016_MD_UMd_Heavy_MetalR_160527193MD -- College Park -- UMd Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Event: Heavy Metal Parking Lot and the Jeff Krulik Collection -- Reception
Heavy Metal Parking Lot and the Jeff Krulik Collection:
When aspiring filmmakers Jeff Krulik and John Heyn visited the Capital Centre parking lot on May 31, 1986, they had little more in mind than to document a fan scene at full peak. What they ended up creating was a cult film now considered among the...
2016_MD_UMd_Heavy_MetalP_160527105MD -- College Park -- UMd Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Exhibit: Heavy Metal Parking Lot and the Jeff Krulik Collection -- Presentation
Heavy Metal Parking Lot and the Jeff Krulik Collection:
When aspiring filmmakers Jeff Krulik and John Heyn visited the Capital Centre parking lot on May 31, 1986, they had little more in mind than to document a fan scene at full peak. What they ended up creating was a cult film now considered among the...
2010_MD_Defenders_Day_100905169MD -- Defenders Day @ Fort Howard Park
About 6,000 people attended the Battle of North Point Defenders' Day celebration at Fort Howard Park on Sunday, Sept. 5. Re-enactors – representing American militia units and the British Royal Marines – showed how local citizens defended Baltimore from the invading British on Sept. 12, 1814. The...
2016_MD_Escape_Velocity_16070323MD -- Escape Velocity 2016 @ Gaylord National Resort -- Not panels
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions."
– Albert Einstein
Escape Velocity is a micro futuristic world’s fair to promote STEAM education within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. Escape...
2016_MD_Escape_VelocityP1_1607039MD -- Escape Velocity 2016 @ Gaylord National Resort -- Panel: Robots: Rosie vs Roomba
Panel: Robots: Rosie vs Roomba
Quick, picture a robot. Does it have two arms, two legs, and talk? Thank science fiction. Panelists will compare humanoid and non-humanoid robots in science fiction and reality. What jobs are right for humanoid robots and what jobs aren’t? And how does the form of a robot...
2016_MD_Escape_VelocityP2_16070334MD -- Escape Velocity 2016 @ Gaylord National Resort -- Panel: Science Fiction Legacies (w/Adam Nimoy, Rod Roddenberry, Jamie Anderson, and Dan Curry)
Panel: Science Fiction Legacies
We can only imagine that a child growing up in a science fiction family would be a . . . fascinating experience, to say the least. Four prospectives come from children of creators, storytellers, writers, and filmmakers: Rod Roddenberry, Adam Nimoy, Jamie Anderson, Mason...
2016_MD_Escape_VelocityP3_1607036MD -- Escape Velocity 2016 @ Gaylord National Resort -- Panel: The Big Score: The Evolution of the Soundtrack in Science Fiction
Panel: The Big Score: The Evolution of the Soundtrack in Science Fiction
We always know when Darth Vader is on the way, when James Bond is coming to the rescue, or when you’re entering the city limits of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Music forms an integral part of television and cinema, yet is rarely examined...
2010_MD_Yuri_Party_10041052MD -- Greenbelt -- Goddard Space Flight Center -- Yuri's Night (2010) -- Party
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Generation Advisory Council have joined forces for an explosive event like you’ve never experienced—a World Space Party. On Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 8 p.m.–1 a.m., Goddard’s Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md. will transform into a club with a...
2010_MD_Yuri_Science_10041057MD -- Greenbelt -- Goddard Space Flight Center -- Yuri's Night (2010) -- Science
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Generation Advisory Council have joined forces for an explosive event like you’ve never experienced—a World Space Party. On Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 8 p.m.–1 a.m., Goddard’s Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md. will transform into a club with a...
2010_MD_MCFC51MD -- Montgomery County Fair -- Carnival
2010_MD_MCFEq90MD -- Montgomery County Fair -- Equipment/Art
2010_MD_MCFLs69MD -- Montgomery County Fair -- Livestock
2016_MD_PMDoS_Misc_160118119MD -- Project Management Day Of Service 2016 -- Miscellaneous
Changing the world, one project at a time …
Join us in helping those who help others on Monday, January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the University of Maryland, College Park between 9am to 3pm.
PMDoS is here!
NEWSFLASH!
It is with great pleasure that Project Management for Change and the...
2016_MD_PMDoS_Present_160118155MD -- Project Management Day Of Service 2016 -- Presentation
Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS) 2016
On January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King Day, a national day of service, 300 project management volunteers and subject matter experts in strategy, technology, human resources, marketing, and finance came together to support 150 leaders from nonprofit...
2016_MD_PMDoS_Recept_16011892MD -- Project Management Day Of Service 2016 -- Reception
Changing the world, one project at a time …
Join us in helping those who help others on Monday, January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the University of Maryland, College Park between 9am to 3pm.
PMDoS is here!
NEWSFLASH!
It is with great pleasure that Project Management for Change and the...
2016_MD_PMDoS_Tables_160118263MD -- Project Management Day Of Service 2016 -- Tables
Changing the world, one project at a time …
Join us in helping those who help others on Monday, January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the University of Maryland, College Park between 9am to 3pm.
PMDoS is here!
NEWSFLASH!
It is with great pleasure that Project Management for Change and the...
2015_MD_SS_VFD100_150515138MD -- Silver Spring -- 100th Anniversary of Silver Spring Fire Station
The Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department is thrilled to be celebrating 100 years of saving lives. After a devastating fire in 1915, the Silver Spring VFD opened its doors to ensure the safety of the community by providing fire protection services. And, 100 years later, the Silver Spring VFD is still...
2010_MD_AI_Stage_100423121MD -- Silver Spring -- Amnesty International Arts Festival -- Opening session @ Ellsworth Plaza
The sequence of speakers/performers on stage for the kick-off was as follows:
(1) Mem Music (musical performance),
(2) Tom Block (Art Festival creator and producer),
(3) Folabi Olagbaju (Director of the Amnesty International Mid-Atlantic Regional Office),
(4) Isiah “Ike” Leggett (Montgomery...
2010_MD_SS_DiscoveryJL_10090128MD -- Silver Spring -- Discovery headquarters -- After James Lee event
Pictures of the streets around the Discovery Headquarters were taken two hours after James Lee, inside, was killed by police. The AFI Theatre is dark. Streets that are normally bustling at this time of day were pedestrian walk-ways or closed off entirely.

Environmental militant slain at Silver...
2005_MD_SS_Jazz_05091012MD -- Silver Spring -- Event: Jazz Festival 2005 @ Veterans Plaza
The Silver Spring Jazz Festival was put on by Montgomery County, Maryland is combination with a variety of sponsors. This year, it aided the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief. Speakers included Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan (who I didn't get any good photos of), Murray...
2016_MD_SS_Jazz_16091030MD -- Silver Spring -- Event: Jazz Festival 2016 @ Veterans Plaza (w/David Sanborn)
The 13th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Featuring David Sanborn and the Sanborn Electric Band
2018_07_08C_SSACSF26MD -- Silver Spring -- Event: Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Summer Fair @ Veterans Plaza
Sunday, July 8th at the Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, MD, we are bringing you the annual Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Summer Fair.
Come from 2:00pm - 8:00pm to see over 60 Arts & Crafts, Food and Dessert Vendors, while enjoying a beautiful cultural dance show with performances from different... (Partially reviewed)
2016_MD_Stand_Up_161120111MD -- Silver Spring -- Event: Stand Up for the Montgomery Way @ Veterans Plaza
Stand Up for the Montgomery Way
Join County Executive Ike Leggett, County Councilmembers and other public officials, faith leaders, and neighbors in reaffirming the values of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all that have made Montgomery County special.
Folks there included Ike Leggett, Jamie...
2016_MD_SS_Flower_Blast234MD -- Silver Spring -- Flower Branch Apartments blast
Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, an explosion rocked the Flower Branch apartment building in Silver Spring. I heard the explosion from my basement but had no idea what had happened. I went outside and saw a helicopter flying around. It happened too late to make the morning papers...
2018_08_05B_SS_Flower_Blast8MD -- Silver Spring -- Flower Branch Apartments blast
They've started building the replacement apartment complex now. (Partially reviewed)
2015_MD_SSL_Opening_Cer_150620131MD -- Silver Spring -- Library -- Opening Event -- Ceremony
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Public Libraries and The Department of General Services invite you to
The Grand Opening of the Silver Spring Library.
Participating in the opening ceremonies were:
* County Executive Ike Leggett,
* County Council President George...
2015_MD_SSL_Opening_Mob_150620109MD -- Silver Spring -- Library -- Opening Event -- The Mob
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Public Libraries and The Department of General Services invite you to
The Grand Opening of the Silver Spring Library
2012_MD_NMHM_Open_12052114MD -- Silver Spring -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Forest Glen Annex) -- Event: Opening Day
2010_MD_VPlaza_Open_10070863MD -- Silver Spring -- Veterans Plaza opening day
First day it was opened. I missed the formal ceremony (I didn't know about it) but I got there afterward.
People here include Ike Leggett, Councilmember Marc Elrich, and Ray Barry.
2013_MD_Suitland_Robbery_13043012MD -- Suitland -- Robbery @ Pawn Shop
From http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/suitland-area-pawn-shop-security-guard-shoots-at-two-robbers-police-say/2013/04/30/722f7f86-b1c7-11e2-9a98-4be1688d7d84_story.html?wprss=rss_local

Suitland area pawn shop security guard shoots at two robbers; three arrested
By Matt Zapotosky,
Washington...
2009_MD_Takoma_Mural_090830117MD -- Takoma Park -- Ice Cream Social for new Carroll Avenue Mural by Byron Peck
Ice Cream Social (ice cream by Summer Delights) in celebration of the Carroll Avenue Mural by mural artist Byron Peck. Music by David Potts-Dupre and friends.
Location: Carroll Avenue Mural, 7056 Carroll Avenue, outside of building and auto garage, Takoma Park, MD
This is a public celebration and no...
2015_MD_Takoma_CC_80th_15121674MD -- Takoma Park Community Center -- 80th Birthday Party
Happy Birthday to the Library!
Takoma Park Maryland Library
Come celebrate the Takoma Park Maryland Library’s 80th birthday with cake and lemonade!
Then, at 7:30 p.m., you are invited to attend a public meeting in the Community Center where the latest concept design for the proposed Library...
2018_11_01A1_Voting3MD -- Voting: Jamie Raskin
Jamie Raskin by the Silver Spring Metro. (Partially reviewed)
2018_10_27C1_Voting7MD -- Voting: Midterm election signs (Partially reviewed)
2018_10_18A_Voting2MD -- Voting: Nancy Floreen
Nancy Floreen at Silver Spring Metro. (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_NHC_CWMon_17102372National History Center -- Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments @ Rayburn House Office Building
The National History Center invites you to attend our
Congressional Briefing on the History of Civil War Monuments
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044
The recent violence in Charlottesville accelerated debate about Confederate monuments in public spaces across the US. While some regard these...
2018_06_29B_NHC_Trade62National History Center -- Congressional Briefing on the History of U.S. Trade Policy @ Cannon House Office Building
The National History Center invites you to attend our
Congressional Briefing on the History of U.S. Trade Policy
The president's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and threats to impose other protectionist measures have sparked renewed controversy over US trade policy. But debates over free trade... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_History_EO_17021757National History Center @ Rayburn House Office Bldg -- History of Executive Orders
The History of Executive Orders:
The National History Center will hold a Congressional briefing on the history of executive orders in the Rayburn House Office Building.
How does the flurry of executive orders issued by President Trump in his first few weeks in office compare to previous presidents’...
2018_11_02B2_Burko42Natl Academy of Sciences -- Meet the Artist: Diane Burko
Endangered: From Glaciers to Reefs: A Multi-Media Exhibition by Diane Burko
Diane Burko blurs the lines between art, science, and the environment. Since 2006, her practice has been devoted to communicating climate change issues. She synthesizes information from her own on-site investigations together... (Partially reviewed)
2008_DC_NASSR_08032713Natl Air and Space Society -- Reception before Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot) lecture
2015_DC_SIAH_ADA18Natl Museum of Amer History -- ADA steps and booths
Honoring leaders of the Disability Rights Movement on steps across Washington DC.
On March 12, 1990, activists with disabilities abandoned their crutches and wheelchairs to pull themselves up the 83 stone steps at the Capitol Building and demanded passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On July...
2012_DC_4Country_120218146Natl Museum of Amer History -- For Country
For Country: Japanese American Soldiers and Citizens & the 70th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066
2012 marks 70 years since the signing of Executive Order 9066, the action that led to the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Learn more about this period in American...
2015_DC_SIAH_InnovationO_15070165Natl Museum of Amer History -- Innovation Wing opening
Inlcuding the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Quintet, DJ Will Eastman, and the ribbon cutting ceremony along with some crowds.
Ribbon cutters included Michelle K. Lee (Director of the USPTO), John Gray (director of the American History Museum), and Richard Kurin (Under Secretary of History,...
2015_DC_SIAH_InnovationL_15070119Natl Museum of Amer History -- Innovation Wing opening -- LEGO flag
Including the two LEGO masters who worked on the flag -- father and son team Dan and Chris Steininger
2003_DC_Apr65_03040930Natl Museum of Amer History -- Premier of April 1865 History Channel video w/Jay Winik
The National Museum of American History, Behring Center and the History Channel put together a viewing and reception for the a new documentary that they had done called "April 1865" based on the book "April 1865: The Month that Saved America" by author Jay Winik. The documentary covers the last month of...
2014_DC_Anthem_140614109Natl Museum of Amer History -- Raise It Up! Anthem for America -- Misc
Join us on June 14th as we host Raise It Up! Anthem for America, a national celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. On that day, people around the world will unite to sing our national anthem at 4:00 PM EDT and kick-off a Star-Spangled summer.
Here are three ways to celebrate...
2008_DC_NHNemo_08120616Natl Museum of Natural History -- Animating the Ocean
Animating the Ocean: Featuring clips from the film Finding Nemo, production designers from Disney and Pixar discuss how Hollywood studios adapt sea stories to bring ocean animation to life.
The presentation was by Robin Cooper (with Pixar) and Rick Rothschild (with Imagineering).
2010_DC_SINH_Opening_10031739Natl Museum of Natural History -- Hall of Human Origins -- Opening Event
2004_DC_NHJM_04081319Natl Museum of Natural History -- John Matthews ("Mammal Makeovers")
This lecture was done by John Matthews, the museum's lead taxidermist, who showed what was involved in making the new Hall of Mammals at the National Museum of Natural History. As the program description says, his "team sculpted foam and clay, cast heads, hands, toes and tongues and made thousands of...
2016_DC_USWWI_16051882Natl World War I Memorial -- Commission Press Event @ Natl Press Club
The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission will host a media event at the National Press Club. The event will provide an update on Centennial Commission activities, to include new international partnerships, and will introduce new members of the Special Advisory Board. 
Among the new Special Advisors...
2015_DC_WWI_Finalists_151215124Natl World War I Memorial -- Display of Finalists @ John A. Wilson Building
WWI MEMORIAL DESIGN FINALISTS ON EXHIBIT AT THE JOHN A. WILSON BUILDING, FROM 14-22 DECEMBER 2015
WASHINGTON, DC: The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission will publicly exhibit the five finalist design concepts, for the national World War I Memorial in Washington D.C.
This exhibit will consist of...
2016_DC_WWI_Jury_16010662Natl World War I Memorial presentations @ Jones Day
WWI MEMORIAL DESIGN FINALIST TEAMS GIVE FINAL PRESENTATIONS TO DESIGN JURY
WASHINGTON DC: On Wednesday, 6 January 2016, the WWI Memorial Design Finalists will provide their final presentations to the Design Competition Jury. These presentations are open to the public, and to media members. 
The...
2017_MD_Eclipse_17082113Nature -- Solar Eclipse
The peak of the eclipse from the DC area at 2:42pm was around frams 126 and 135.
2010_DC_Naval_Concert_10051236Naval Heritage Center -- Hatton High School performance
I happened on this concert while I was out for the day. The high school, Hatton High School, is from Town Creek, Alabama.
2015_NC_LaZoom45NC -- Asheville -- LaZoom Comedy Tour
2018_DC_Facebook_18040562New America -- Facebook After Cambridge Analytica: What Should We Do Now?
Facebook After Cambridge Analytica: What Should We Do Now?
The recent scandal over how political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica was able to access personal information about tens of millions of Facebook users has turbo-charged the public conversation about online privacy generally and Facebook’s...
2016_DC_Fighting_ISIS_16070740New America -- Fighting ISIS in the Information Space (w/Peter Bergen)
Fighting ISIS in the Information Space
Many ISIS fighters, sympathizers, recruits, recruiters, and “lone-wolf” attackers often have something in common: they have been radicalized online or have been exposed to extremist content via online channels. Whether it’s through Twitter accounts, YouTube, or...
2017_DC_Tech_Existential_17100565New America -- Is Big Tech An Existential Threat? (w/Franklin Foer)
Is Big Tech An Existential Threat?
Tech companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook have revolutionized our lives, connecting us in ways that were once unimaginable — to each other, to information, and to entertainment. Conventional wisdom leads us to believe that the technologies unleashed by...
2016_DC_Future_Army_16070828New America -- The Future of the Army (w/Peter Bergen and Patrick J. Murphy)
International Security Events The Future of the Army: A Conversation with the Under Secretary of the Army
War is experiencing a major inflection point. The future of warfare will be shaped by new technologies such as: the role of ever-smaller drones and robots on the battlefield; offensive cyber war...
2011_DC_ECrisis37_11101961Nixon Legacy Forum & CSIS -- Richard Nixon and America's First Energy Crisis
Join us at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a lively discussion on how the 37th President responded to America’s first energy crisis.

For almost four decades America has had to deal with the costs and consequences on an ongoing energy crisis. But back in the 1970s, when the...
2018_04_30A1_Branches37147Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Building the Branches: How Nixon Worked with a Democratic Congress
Nixon Legacy Forum: Building the Branches: How Nixon Worked with a Democratic Congress
President Nixon achieved enviable legislative successes with a Congress dominated by Democrats. Today, a distinguished panel of Nixon Administration alumni including Tom Korologos, Wallace Johnson, and John Lehman,... (Partially reviewed)
2011_DC_Labor37_11120572Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Labor and Employment Policy in the Nixon Administration
Legacy Forum: Labor and Employment Policy
The 16th Nixon Legacy Forum will be a discussion on how under President Nixon, the White House and Labor Department promoted innovative legislative and administrative actions designed to appeal to Blue Collar workers including safety and health pension reform,...
2011_DC_Courts37A_111117100Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Nixon and the Courts
It has been said that a President’s most lasting legacy is his appointments to the Supreme Court — because they decide cases long after he has left the White House. The impact of Richard Nixon’s judicial appointments is still being felt today in 2011. Nixon and the Courts examines the thirty-seventh...
2014_DC_Vietnam37_14120573Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Vietnam and the Paris Peace Accords
Nixon Legacy Forum: Vietnam and the Paris Peace Accords
The National Archives hosts a Nixon Legacy Forum on President Richard M. Nixon, Vietnam, and the Paris Peace Accords. This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in...
2012_DC_Peace37_12042373Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives -- Waging Peace -- Nixon and Geopolitics in the Middle East
Nixon Legacy Forum: Waging Peace -- Nixon and Geopolitics in the Middle East
Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has served as advisor to six presidents, moderates a panel discussion on the Richard Nixon–Henry Kissinger diplomacy that laid the foundation for the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt....
2011_DC_Writing37_11041881Nixon Legacy Forum & Natl Archives – Writing For 37
Join us for a historic reunion of former White House speechwriters for a freewheeling discussion about how they helped craft and communicate the message and vision of America’s 37th President.
Richard Nixon assembled one of the most brilliant and colorful collection of speechwriters and wordsmiths in...
2011_DC_ColdWar37_11052797Nixon Legacy Forum & Navy Memorial – Richard Nixon as Cold War Strategist
Nixon's National Security Team Headline 12th Nixon Legacy Forum

The Nixon Foundation and the Navy Memorial invite you to the 12th Nixon Legacy Forum on Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at the Naval Heritage Center's Burke Theater. Nixon Administration national security officials will discuss how RN...
2014_NV_Carson_USA_140716126NV -- Carson City -- State Capitol -- Miss USA visit
Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez from Nevada came for a visit.
2014_NV_LV_Fremont152NV -- Las Vegas -- Fremont Street Experience
2016_NY_Choppers_16091510NY -- NYC -- Helicopters after police incident
When I got off the subway near Penn Station, I heard helicopters above. Eventually, I saw at least four of them, hanging around the Chrysler Building and one apparently landing on the Penn Station block. I had no idea what had happened until I Googled it the next day:
...
2018_10_06B4_NYC_Street_Fair8NY -- NYC -- Street Fair -- NYC Oktoberfest
NYC Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 6
Lexington Avenue From 42nd – 57th St. (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_OAS_Butterflies_090330166OAS -- Event: Washington Premier of "Code Name: Butterflies"
The Washington Premiere of "Code Name: Butterflies" will take place on Monday, March 30, 2009 in the Hall of the Americas at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. at 6:30 PM.

Guests traveling from Santo Domingo to Washington for the event include...
2010_DC_OAS_50YearsT_1003265OAS -- Event: "50 Years, 50 Works" -- Guided tour
The tour itself was conducted by ???, with assistance from Fabian Goncalves Borrega, exhibit coordinator for the Art Museum of the Americas.
2012_DC_OAS_ConstellO_12062176OAS -- Event: "Constellations" opening
2011_DC_OAS_FusionR_11012159OAS -- Event: "Fusion of Spirits" Reception
Pictures here were taken of people at a reception that was held in the main building.
2011_DC_OAS_WrestlingO_11012174OAS -- Event: "Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions" -- Opening Event
Pictures here were taken inside the museum of the people attending the opening.
2015_MD_Census_Alumni_15050786Office (Census) -- Census Alumni Luncheon
2014_MD_ITMD_XMas_141218103Office (Census) -- ECON Holiday Hall Party (2014)
2011_MD_FTD_Xmas_111215104Office (Census) -- FTD Holiday Hall party (2011)
2012_MD_FTD_XMas_121219146Office (Census) -- FTD Holiday hall party (2012)
2013_MD_FTD_XMas_13121974Office (Census) -- FTD Holiday Hall party (2013)
2014_MD_Office_Hester_141211232Office (Census) -- Hester's Retirement
A special retirement celebration to honor Hester Makell for 42 years of dedicated and stellar service to the Federal Government.
2015_MD_Office_Mala_150210134Office (Census) -- Mala and Sean's wedding shower
2014_MD_Office_Reorg_14100162Office (Census) -- Office Reorg Open House
Your Journey through the Economic Directorate begins October 1
As you know this Wednesday, October 1, 2014 the Economic Directorate will be officially “Open for Business” under the new organizational design and each division will be hosting an Open House from 9 a.m. until noon. This will give you the...
2011_DC_Office_11083166Office (STAT-USA) -- Jane Molloy Retirement Party
2009_DC_Greene_09091844Office (STAT-USA) -- Phil Greene's departure event
Good Afternoon! As you may or may not have heard, our colleague and friend, Phil Greene, is leaving us for a position with the Dept. of the Navy. His new position will be Associate Counsel (Trademark) for the Office of the Counsel to the Commandant, US Marine Corps. As Phil has been with the DOC for...
2006_VA_Magda_06121753Office (USITC) -- Magda's 80th birthday and retirement party (sans Magda)
2005_DC_Jennings_05022519Office (USITC) -- Tom Jennings' retirement get-together
2013_PA_Amtrak_Exhibit_130929157PA -- Gettysburg -- Amtrak Exhibition Train
2009_DC_Interview_0901225Personal -- Being interviewed by WUSA9.com (flag and the button man)
This was a bit of a surprise! Lindsey Mastis, a reporter for ...
2006_VA_Margot_06120935Personal -- Birthday party for Patrick and Anne
2014_MD_Gail_14122516Personal -- Christmas dinner @ Gail's
1999_VA_Halloween_9910319Personal -- Debbie's at Halloween
2000_VA_Tree_00031114Personal -- Debbie and cutting down a sick tree
Debbie's tree had started to sag during a storm and she had friends come in with chain saws to take it out.
1999_VA_Christmas_9912113Personal -- Debbie at Christmas party w/Rudy Boesch
We were all dressed up for an office party for Debbie. While there, we met "Rudy" from the "Survivor" series. No pictures of that though. Rudy was the Marine who competed in the first "Survivor" installment. He finished third. He served in area where Debbie's office Christmas party was so he was...
2007_DC_Dinner_0710185Personal -- Dinner with the gang after the Pat Oliphant event
2005_VA_Elaine_05070328Personal -- Elaine's birthday party
2010_DC_Eric_B_10031332Personal -- Eric B's event
2005_VA_Fusun_05082759Personal -- Fusun's going away event
2007_MD_Gail_07021758Personal -- Gail's birthday party
2013_MD_Barbara_1312159Personal -- Get-together at Barbara's
2009_DC_WHouse_People_09011040Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and friends touring the White House and EEOB
2005_DC_Whouse_People_05121155Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House
2006_DC_WHouse_People_06120237Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House
2007_DC_Whouse_People_07120876Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House
2009_DC_Whouse_People_09121024Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House
2006_DC_WHouse_People_06081926Personal -- Josh, Joanne, and Ryan at White House garden event
2010_DC_WHouse_People_10041817Personal -- Josh, Joanne, Ryan, and James at White House garden event
2006_VA_Margot_06122532Personal -- Margot's Christmas open house
2006_DC_Orient_0610265Personal -- Margot at Orient Express event
2005_VA_Smith_05052181Personal -- Nan and Ron Smith's get-together
2004_VA_Ralph_04021539Personal -- Ralph's 49th birthday party
2005_DC_Ralph_0502053Personal -- Ralph's 50th birthday party
Taken at the Old Europe Restaurant in Georgetown.
2007_VA_Thompsons_07101366Personal -- Richard Thompson's 50th birthday party
The party was held at Nick Galifianakis' house. Lots of folks here including Kevin Rechin, Mike Rhode, Matt Wuerker, etc.
1999_MD_Scott_99060531Personal -- Scott Meyerle's birthday party
1998_DC_Thompson_98120820Personal -- Thompsons at art gallery opening (w/Pat Oliphant)
Richard Thompson and Pat Oliphant did a shared opening at an art gallery in Georgetown. Art Wood had alerted me to the event. It was the first time I'd seen Richard in quite awhile. I got to meet his wife Amy, their eldest daughter Emma, and the newby Charlotte.
2004_VA_St_Clair_04052286Personal -- Tom and Elaine St Clair's going-away event
2010_MD_Welmoed50_10040370Personal -- Welmoed's 50th
1999_VA_Wolf_Trap_9908136Personal -- Wolf Trap party
Frankly, I have no idea who these people are anymore but they look familiar!
2004_DC_WTS_04120388Personal -- World Travel Service Christmas Party
2007_DC_WTS_07062136Personal -- World Travel Service photo shoot
2017_DC_Lincolns1st_170118172Remembering Lincoln's First Inaugural Address @ Old Naval Hospital (Hill Center)
Remember Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address at the Old Naval Hospital
The program includes delivery of the Address by George Buss of Freeport, Illinois, who delivers the Gettysburg Address at the annual Gettysburg ceremony every November 19th. A panel discussion will be led by Michelle Krowl of the...
2009_DC_ReykjavikO_09031494Revisiting Reykjavik: Nuclear Policy for the New Century @ Carnegie Inst -- Pictures of everything else
Photos in this section concern everything that's not specifically the presentations themselves -- breaks, lunch, the reception, audience shots, etc.
2009_DC_ReykjavikP1_09031478Revisiting Reykjavik: Nuclear Policy for the New Century @ Carnegie Inst -- Pictures taken of presentations before lunch
I missed the welcoming remarks (sorry!). Pictures on this page cover three sessions held before lunch:

(1) Nuclear Weapons Policies: Perspectives from the Past:
- Robert S. Norris, Author, Racing for the Bomb
- Andrew Brown, Author, The Neutron and the Bomb
- William Lanouette, Author,...
2011_DC_Alumni37_110502131Richard Nixon Alumni Association -- Inaugural meeting
Ronald H. Walker, Chairman, The Richard Nixon Foundation and Sandy Quinn, President, The Richard Nixon Foundation invite you to the inaugural gathering of The Richard Nixon Alumni Association.
Bringing together the February Group, White House Policy Planning Staff and other Nixon Alumni devoted to the...
2012_DC_Pat_Nixon_120405200Richard Nixon Alumni Association & Natl Archives -- Panel -- First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill
Nixon Legacy Forum: First Lady Pat Nixon: Ambassador of Goodwill
Pat Nixon traveled to over 75 countries, making her the most-traveled First Lady in history at that time. Special guest Julie Nixon Eisenhower joins Gen. Don Hughes, a military aide who accompanied the Nixons during the vice presidential...
2016_VA_RThompson_Mem_160827207Richard Thompson Memorial Celebration @ National Press Club -- Mingling
Folks here include Amy Thompson, Charlotte and Emma Thompson, Chris Sparks, Steve Artley, Bono Mitchell, Linda and Annie Lunsford, Rudy Sanchez, Richard (Dick) Thompson Sr., Sara Duke, Ann Telnaes, Joe Azar, Michael Cavna, Mitch Auerbach, Timothy Thompson and Margot, Steve Conley, Nick Galifianakis,...
2016_VA_RThompson_Mem3_160827157Richard Thompson Memorial Celebration @ National Press Club -- Presentation
RIchard Thompson Memorial Celebration:
Welcome:
* Amy Thompson
Emcee:
* Rudy Sanchez
Featured Speakers:
* Anita Auerbach, President of the Virginia Psychological Association
* Brian Nicklas, friend and sandbox playmate
* Andy Heinmendinger, friend, neighbor and gensis behind the film The...
2005_DC_Women_05033125Ronald Reagan Bldg -- Natl Women's History Month w/Judy Woodruff
The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, had a program celebrating March as National Women's History Month. The 2005 theme is "Women Change America."
The keynote speaker was...
2011_DC_SSHP_11121352Smithsonian -- Smithsonian Staff Holiday Party (2011) @ Reynolds Center
Smithsonian chiefs that I saw at this event included: Lonnie Bunch (National Museum of African American History and Culture), Bob Lamb (FONZ), Wayne Clough (head of the Smithsonian), Christian Samper (National Museum of Natural History), Dennis Kelly (National Zoo)
2012_DC_SSHP_121218137Smithsonian -- Smithsonian Staff Holiday Party (2012) @ Reynolds Center
Directors photographed during the event include:
* Wayne Clough (secretary of the Smithsonian Institution)
* Dennis Kelly (head of the National Zoo)
* Bob Lamb (head of FONZ)
* Marc Pachter (former director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Natonal Museum of American History).
*...
2017_DC_SITES_Briefing_171005224Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference -- Briefing on the Hill @ Rayburn House Office Building
Briefing on the Hill: Smithsonian Around the Country
Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill
Affiliate participants are invited to attend a briefing in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The briefing...
2010_DC_STN_101022230Smithsonian Teachers' Night (2010) @ Natl Museum of American History
Attention all teachers of all subjects and grade levels!
Find new classroom-ready resources, meet Smithsonian educators, and attend demonstrations of school programs and materials at the Smithsonian's annual education expo.
Join Brent D. Glass, Director of the National Museum of American History;...
2012_DC_STN_120928252Smithsonian Teachers' Night (2012) @ Donald Reynolds Center
2012_MD_Sail_Tall_Ships_12061625Star-Spangled Sailabration -- Tall Ships @ Baltimore Inner Harbor
I only had 15 minutes or so to hang around the Inner Harbor. The Fort McHenry people thought the fort might fill up for the day as early as 8am. As it turned out, the crowd predictions at the Fort were grossly overestimated and I could have gotten there anytime. Oh well!
2012_MD_Sail_Fireworks_12061620Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Fireworks
2016_DC_Operationalizing_160204132SWAN and WIIS -- Operationalizing Combat Integration @ Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Operationalizing Combat Integration:
On April 1, 2016, the U.S. military will begin integrating women into historically all-male ground combat units and occupations. This historic change will permanently alter the face of the U.S. military and represents a significant organizational change effort. To...
2017_MD_Takoma_Cuba_17020573Takoma Park Community Center -- A Conversation with Cuba
Our community has a rich history with Cuba and the Cuban people. Recent changes in the relationship between Cuba and the United States (namely, the reestablishment of diplomatic relations) have created increased opportunities for people-to-people exchange and government-to-government negotiations. Where...
2016_DC_THIS_Amazing_160506320THIS for Diplomats A-May-Zing Gala @ Swiss Ambassador's Residence
THIS for Diplomats and the Embassy of Switzerland are delighted that you will join us for the…
A-MAY-ZING Gala!
At the Residence of His Excellency Martin Dahinden and Madame Anita Dahinden
2015_DC_THIS_Jazz_150424189THIS for Diplomats All That Jazz Gala @ Korean Embassy (1 of 2)
THIS for Diplomats and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea are delighted that you will join us for… All That Jazz Gala!
At the Residence of His Excellency Ahn Ho-Young and Madame Ahn.
Other ambassadors who were present: Joseph Henry Smith (Ghana) and Walter Cutler (retired) .
2015_DC_THIS_Jazz2_150424200THIS for Diplomats All That Jazz Gala @ Korean Embassy (2 of 2)
THIS for Diplomats and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea are delighted that you will join us for… All That Jazz Gala!
At the Residence of His Excellency Ahn Ho-Young and Madame Ahn.
Other ambassadors who were present: Joseph Henry Smith (Ghana) and Walter Cutler (retired) .
2010_DC_ThisMG_100219252THIS for Diplomats Mardi Gras Celebration @ Meridian International Center
THIS for Diplomats Presents Mardi Gras Celebration

Come Join Us for Our Annual Fundraising Event, Featuring a Mardi Gras Celebration, Casino Night, and Silent Auction at Meridian International Center:
- Gamble at our casino tables,
- Enjoy hors d'oeuvres,
- Drink champagne, New Orleans...
2011_VA_SIAIR_FD_11020560Udvar-Hazy Center -- African American Pioneers in Aviation Family Day
Family Day -- African American Pioneers in Aviation
Visitors will meet famed African American pilots from World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen, who fought discrimination both at home and abroad; talk to Museum experts; and participate in hands-on activities, and story time. Parking is free.

Featured...
2018_03_28A1_SIAIR_Open287Udvar-Hazy Center -- Annual Open House (2018)
What goes into running America’s favorite museum? To show you, we’re opening the doors to work areas only accessible to the public once a year at our annual Open House:
- Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
- Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory
- Collections storage rooms
- National Air and Space... (Partially reviewed)
2007_VA_SIAIR_BP_070616143Udvar-Hazy Center -- Become a Pilot Family Day and Aviation Display
Become a Pilot Family Day and Aviation Display: Bring the whole family for this exciting annual event at Virginia 's most popular museum attraction. Chat with pilots, enjoy hands-on activities, and learn what it takes to be a pilot. Meet special guests such as Jerrie Mock, first woman to fly solo around...
2003_VA_SIAIR_PreOpen_03120616Udvar-Hazy Center -- Pre-Opening Member Event
2003/12/06: While the official public opening of the Udvar-Hazy Center is December 15, this was an Appreciation Day one-day pre-opening for donors and National Air and Space Society members. 11,000 or 12,000 people were registered to show up for at least part of the day. It happened to be the day after...
2003_VA_SIAIR_Open_0312159Udvar-Hazy Center -- Public Opening Day Event
2003/12/15: I decided to go back for the official first day of the center opening. Of course plane-freak John Travolta and the upper echelon had been there the previous week but then the simple members like me had beaten them the previous weekend which was cool.
I thought there might be some special...
2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_Misc_12041994Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Miscellaneous shots
Shots of the activities going on around the Welcome Discovery Festival.
2012_VA_SIAIR_ShuttleI_12041926Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle hangar
Shots of the empty and then filled shuttle hangar.
2012_VA_SIAIR_Shuttle_12041925Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle itself
Close up shots of either the Discovery or the Enterprise.
2012_VA_SIAIR_ShuttleM_12041919Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle meeting up
Pictures of the two shuttles together.
2012_VA_SIAIR_ShuttleP_12041971Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Shuttle moves to hangar
Pictures of the shuttles being moved so the Discovery could be parked in the hangar, and then the Discovery being moved into the hangar.
2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_TC_C_120419119Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Transfer Ceremony -- Event
Welcome Discovery Celebration
Space Shuttle Discovery will be transferred to the Smithsonian and placed on permanent display. Get there early.
11:00 am Discovery Arrives at the Udvar-Hazy Center for Transfer Ceremony:
Music by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps
Appearance by Discovery crew...
2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_TC_Post_12041945Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Transfer Ceremony -- Post-event
After the event, the non-VIPs and press were kept outside waiting for the ceremony participants to get their photographs taken with the shuttle in the background. (If you weren't a VIP, you weren't allowed to be near any of the VIPs although some of the astronauts had scheduled autograph sessions.)
2012_VA_SIAIR_WD_TC_Pre_12041974Udvar-Hazy Center -- Welcome Discovery Festival -- Transfer Ceremony -- Pre-event
Getting ready for the big event.
2006_MD_Census_061026112US Census Bureau -- New building dedication ceremony
GSA/U.S. Census to Dedicate New U.S. Census Headquarters at Suitland Federal Center in Suburban Maryland

The General Services Administration (GSA), in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau (Census), will dedicate a new 1.5 million square foot U.S. Census Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland on...
2003_MD_Census_03091670US Census Bureau -- New building groundbreaking ceremony
I intercepted an invitation to go the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new US Census Bureau headquarters building. The invitation had been sent to Ken Rogers, the STAT-USA director who had died several years before. The current director, Forrest Williams, and I went instead. As the program...
2012_VA_Cogswell_12010560VA -- Arlington -- Cherrydale Library -- The Wired Photography of Ron Cogswell opening reception
Pictures from the opening reception for the new photo exhibit, by Ron Cogswell, who's Chief Operating Officer of the Civil War Trust.
The exhibit comprises 15 digital images taken with a Nikon D80 wide-angle zoom, with Photoshop 'glowing edges' and 'photocopy' filters providing the special effects....
2008_VA_Bonotom_08020550VA -- Arlington -- Mardi Gras Party @ Bonotom
Bono and Tom are having the annual Mardi Gras Parade Party at the studio on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6 pm until the parade starts, out front, at 8 pm. We'll have pizza and subs (as long as they last), and plenty of beads to wear and toss. Bring your own favorite beverage. The King Kong/Godzilla Float...
2009_VA_Bonotom_09022441VA -- Arlington -- Mardi Gras Party @ Bonotom
2000_VA_Cavalry29VA -- Front Royal -- Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) -- Cavalry Reenactment
2004_VA_Cavalry19VA -- Front Royal -- Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) -- Cavalry Reenactment
2005_VA_Cavalry12VA -- Front Royal -- Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) -- Cavalry Reenactment
2008_VA_Cavalry15VA -- Front Royal -- Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) -- Cavalry Reenactment
2011_VA_DCCC_11061946VA -- George Mason University -- DC Comic-Con
Guests included Larry Hama, SL Gallant, Frank Cho, Jim Starlin, Todd DeZago, Daniel Ross, Michelle P Lewis, John Gallagher, Steve Conley,
2015_VA_Mt_Vernon_BDPgm_150216113VA -- Mt. Vernon -- 283rd Birthday
Monday, February 16 - Free Admission!
* 10:30am- 11:00am -- Official observance of George Washington's Birthday.
* 11:15am- 11:30am -- Military demonstration by the U.S. Army District of Washington, featuring the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry, the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps and the Commander-in-Chief's...
2017_VA_DCA_Hurricane_170509108VA -- National Airport (DCA) -- Event: Hurricane Hunters Tour
Hurricane Hunters Tour Coming to Reagan Washington National Airport
Want to tour the planes & talk to the pilots that fly into hurricanes for better forecasts?
For the first time ever, four Hurricane Hunter aircraft will be visiting Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) for a public event....
2010_VA_Belushi_01021519VA -- Pentagon City -- Drive4COPD Race Team w/Jim Belushi
The DRIVE4COPD Race Team: Jim Belushi
Actor Jim Belushi is a multifaceted performer, well-known most recently for his eight seasons starring in and executive producing ABC's hit Emmy-nominated sitcom, "According to Jim." Since his start at The Second City in Chicago over thirty years ago, Jim has shown...
2015_VA_Pamplin_Rifle_15060318VA -- Petersburg -- Pamplin Historical Park -- Rifle Demonstration
2015_VA_Richmond_SafetyC_15060545VA -- Richmond -- Safety Officer Wreath Laying Ceremony
2016_VA_Cul_de_Sac_16061250VA -- Thomas Jefferson Theatre -- "Cul de Sac" (closing performance)
Cul de Sac
Presented by: Encore Stage & Studio
Venue: Thomas Jefferson Theatre
Four-year-old Alice Otterloop and her older brother, Petey, learn about friendship and the importance of being yourself in this world premier play adaptation of Richard Thompson’s nationally syndicated Cul De Sac comic...
1999_VA_Wolf_Tour_9905139VA -- Vienna -- Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts -- backstage tour
2000_VA_Wolf_Tour_00051226VA -- Vienna -- Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts -- backstage tour
2001_VA_Wolf_01050619VA -- Vienna -- Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts -- backstage tour
2001_VA_Wolf_01080514VA -- Vienna -- Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts -- backstage tour
2009_DC_WAF_090124125Washington Architectural Foundation -- Exploring Architecture w/Kids -- White House Neighborhood
Exploring Architecture with Kids: Walking Tour of the White House Neighborhood: The Washington Architectural Foundation is offering a free workshop and outdoor walking tour for kids ages 6 to 13 on Saturday, January 24th. Highlighting the architecture of the White House neighborhood, this is part of a...
2016_DC_Highland_16060642White House Historical Association -- Sara Bon-Harper (James Monroe's Highland)
James Monroe's Highland:
Please join us for a lecture on the recent research and exciting archeological excavation of the home of President James Monroe. Dr. Sara Bon-Harper, Executive Director at James Monroe's Highland, will be the speaker. A light reception will follow the lecture.
2006_DC_FDL_Council_0610245Work (STAT-USA) -- FDL Council meeting -- Terri talk
2002_DC_Band_02110924WW2 -- Band of Brothers tour
The Veteran's Day Tribute 2002 was a military convention held in Washington DC. Sponsored by World War II Magazine and the Primedia group, it honored the 82nd, 101st, and 17th Airborne divisions in World War II. While sparsely attended, it offered a chance to meet and talk to a number of participants...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2018_11_15A_Tokyo_Trials233Natl Archives -- U.S. Premier of "The Tokyo Trials"
U.S. Premiere of “The Tokyo Trials” Lasting more than two and a half years, the Tokyo War Crimes Trial became the longest legal proceeding ever, producing reams of records that set the precedent for modern military tribunals. In observance of the 70th anniversary of the trial’s adjournment in 1948, ... (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_03A_Blechman52DC -- Dumbarton Oaks -- Event: An Afternoon with R. O. Blechman
An Afternoon with R. O. Blechman The creator of what are now considered by many to be the earliest graphic novels, R. O. Blechman, will discuss his first work, The Juggler of Our Lady. This cartoon retelling of the medieval legend was first published in 1953 and later adapted into an award-winning s... (Partially reviewed)
2018_10_28A_Captain2076AFI -- Captain 20 Returns!
Captain 20 Returns! Everybody's favorite alien, Captain 20, is making a very special appearance at AFI Silver to host a program of cartoons and kid-show favorites from the old days, including ULTRAMAN, SPEED RACER and Bugs Bunny and Friends! There might even be some gerbil races. Do you still have y... (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_15B1_Dish_Tell140Sixth & I and WeWork -- Dish & Tell: Food Entrepreneurs’ Recipes for Success (w/Rose Previte, Chris Brady, Andrew Dana, and Daniel Pink)
Dish & Tell: Food Entrepreneurs’ Recipes for Success Hosted by Daniel Pink If you live to eat, eat to live, or want to make a living feeding others, hear from Rose Previte—owner of Maydan and Compass Rose—and Chris Brady and Andrew Dana—co-owners of Timber Pizza—about their unexpected paths to becom... (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_04D1_Kinney141Politics & Prose @ UDC Theater of the Arts -- Jeff Kinney ("The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13")
Jeff Kinney - The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13) — UDC Theater of the Arts Countdown to The Meltdown! In celebration of the launch of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown, join us for an imaginative evening at Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show, an interactive author experience hosted by JEFF ... (Partially reviewed)


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