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2005_DC_Navy_05101550230th Navy Birthday Concert (Ernest Borgnine) @ DAR Constitution Hall
Navy veteran and Academy Award winning actor ...
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
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...
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...
2008_DC_Peck_Tour_08092014Cultural Tourism DC -- Walking Tour: Artist G. Byron Peck's Shaw/U Street Murals
Artist G. Byron Peck’s Shaw/U Street Mural Tour:
Take a tour of murals created by prominent DC mural and mosaic artist G. Byron Peck and his associated non-profit, City Arts. Get an eyeful of the landmark mural of Duke Ellington, the Dupont Circle Mural, and the Mayan Mural, all within blocks of each...
2011_DC_DCHist_OpenRec_111103125DC -- 38th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Conference Reception @ Goethe-Institut
38th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- November 3-6, 2011

The mission of the Annual Conference on Washington D.C. Historical Studies is to bring together the community interested and engaged in documenting the many varied aspects of the history of the Washington D.C. area and its...
2013_DC_DCHist_Masur_13111490DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Formal Program
All-Conference Reception and Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture

Formal Program:
Welcome:
* Dr. Steven Knapp, President of the George Washington University
Introductions:
* Matthew Gilmore, Conference Chair
* Jane Freundel Levey
* Dr. Christopher Klemek, GW History...
2013_DC_DCHist_OpenRec_13111483DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Opening Reception
All-Conference Reception and Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture

Opening Reception. Catering provided by Ben’s Chili Bowl
Reception Remarks:
* Dr. Bernard Demczuk, GW Assistant Vice President for DC Relations
* Jennifer King, Interim Director of Special Collections, GW Libraries
2013_DC_DCHist_Other_13111615DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Other shots from Saturday
2013_DC_DCHist_P01_13111622DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 01: A Century of Federal Workers
A Century of Federal Workers
Moderator: Kate Masur, Northwestern University
* “‘The Picked Prostitutes of the Land’: National Perceptions and Local Realities”, I. Jessica Ziparo, Salem State University
* “Public Work, Social Mobility, and Racism: Swan Marshall Kendrick and Black Federal Employment...
2013_DC_DCHist_P02_13111612DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 02: Campus and Complex in the Nation's Capital
Campus and Complex in the Nation’s Capital
Sponsored by the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
Moderator: Kim Hoagland, Michigan Technological University, emerita
* “Ministering to a Mind Diseased: Landscape, Architecture, and Moral Treatment at St. Elizabeths Hospital”,...
2013_DC_DCHist_P03_1311169DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 03: Public Facilities and Racial Equity
Public Facilities and Racial Equity
Moderator Kimberly Springle, Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives:
* “‘Central for Cardozo!’ School Transfers and the Fight for Educational Equity in D.C. in the pre-Brown Era”, Tikia K. Hamilton, Princeton University
* “Exercising One’s Civil Rights: The...
2013_DC_DCHist_P04_13111613DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 04: Washington Food Matters
Washington Food Matters
Moderator: Garrett Peck
* “Why Isn’t Washington a Culinary Capital? Inventing Food Traditions for D.C.”, Warren Belasco, Boston University
* “Historic Restaurants of Washington”, John deFerrari, Independent Historian
* “The First Beery Renaissance”, Michael V. M....
2013_DC_DCHist_P05_1311169DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 05: Prince Hall Freemasonry
Prince Hall Freemasonry
This session honors the memory of Howard University librarian Donna M. Wells, 1953-2009.
* “The Origins of Prince Hall Freemasonry in the District of Columbia”, Alton G. Roundtree, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia
* “Prince Hall...
2013_DC_DCHist_P06_13111635DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 06: Alexandrian Retrocession
Alexandrian Retrocession and Regional Progress
Moderator: John Richardson, Arlington Historical Society
* “New Perspectives on the Alexandrian Retrocession of 1846”, Richard A. Balas, College of Charleston and the Citadel
* “A Little R&R: How Retrocession and the Railroad Determined the Future of...
2013_DC_DCHist_P07_13111611DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 07: HGIS: Digitally Mapping History in DC
HGIS: Digitally Mapping History in D.C. and Beyond
Bring your lunch and learn how Historical Geographic Information Systems create interactive online maps of historical data that show geographic patterns that otherwise might not be detectable and lead to fresh interpretations of the past.
* Brian...
2013_DC_DCHist_P08_13111634DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 08: A Crying Need
"A Crying Need”: 100 Years of Regulating Washington’s Public Utilities
Moderator: Betty Ann Kane, Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
* “A Photographic History of the D.C. Public Service Commission’s First Century”, Mara Cherkasky and Bill Rice, RCR Associates
* “Bringing the...
2013_DC_DCHist_P09_1311169DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 09: War of 1812
War of 1812
Moderator: Aaron Marcavitch, Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc.
Panelists:
* Christopher T. George, independent historian
* Patrick O'Neil, independent archaeologist and historian
* Christine Hughes, Naval History and Heritage Command

In anticipation of the guided bus tour “Bladensburg...
2013_DC_DCHist_P10_1311166DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 10: Citizens on the Front Lines of Place Making
Citizens on the Front Lines of Place Making
Moderator: Matthew Gilmore, H-DC www.h-net.org/~dclist
* “Life Inside a Monument and Monuments to Real Life: The Making of a Historic Landscape in Inner City Washington, D.C. Cameron Logan, University of Melbourne
* “Hope and Fear at 14th & U: The Frank...
2013_DC_DCHist_P11_13111611DC -- 40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 11: Archaeology of DC Parks
The Archaeology of D.C. Parks
Moderator: Ruth Trocolli
* "A Park, a Playground, and a Problem: The Urban Archeology Corps at Fort Mahan in 2013”, Teresa Moyer, NPS Archeology Program, Mary Furlong, University of Maryland, Kathryn Birmingham, NPS, National Capital Parks East
* “Reviving and...
2014_DC_DCHist_Books_14112118DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Books (Friday)
History Network – visit with organizations engaged in history and preservation
Friday Book Talks
* Julia King -- George Hadfield: Architect of the Federal City
* Scott Einberger -- The History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness and Washington, D.C.
* Michael Lisicky -- Woodward & Lothrop: A Store...
2014_DC_DCHist_Books_14112219DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Books (Saturday)
Saturday Book Talks
* Nathania Branch Miles -- Prince George's County and the Civil War: Life on the Border
* Stephen McKevitt -- Meridian Hill: A History
* Charles Clark -- The American Nazi Party in Arlington
* Rohulamin Quander -- Omega - 50+ Inspired Years; Nellie Quander, Alpha Kappa Alpha...
2014_DC_DCHist_Broadway_14112253DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Film: Black Broadway on U
Black Broadway on U
Run time: 5 minute/trailer * Executive Producer/Creator Shellée Haynesworth
Description: This production is (multi-platform) project sheds light on the under-told story and rich heritage of African American community within Washington, D.C.'s U Street Corridor, aka "Black...
2014_DC_DCHist_Striner_14112049DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Opening Lecture w/Richard Striner
Letitia Woods Brown Lecture: "Reflections on Historic Preservation in Washington."
History professor, author, and veteran Washington preservationist Richard Striner -- co-author of the newly-published book Washington and Baltimore Art Deco (Johns Hopkins University Press) -- looks back upon his...
2014_DC_DCHist_OpenRec_14112075DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Opening Reception
2014_DC_DCHist_Other_1411165DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Other images
2014_DC_DCHist_P01_14112176DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 01: Penary Session w/Stephen Fuller
Plenary Session – Washington D.C.: From Company Town to Global Business Center
Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D. (Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and University Professor, Director, Center for Regional Analysis, School of Public Policy, George Mason University)
Fuller looks at the economic history of the District...
2014_DC_DCHist_P02_14112126DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 02: Deciding What and How to Preserve
Deciding What and How to Preserve: A Century of Historic Site Designation
This roundtable will be led by Tom Luebke, Secretary of the Commission of Fine Arts, and author of the recent book A Century of Design: The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, 1910 – 2010.
Richard Williams, the grandson of David...
2014_DC_DCHist_P03_1411215DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 03: Gallaudet University and Washington, D.C.
Gallaudet University and Washington, D.C.: Celebrating 150 Years of A Deaf Community in A Hearing City
Gallaudet University has experienced institutional growth, social change, and economic challenges in its 150 years of existence in the District of Columbia. Its graduates have overcome racial...
2014_DC_DCHist_P04_14112111DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 04: Home Rule and Gentrification
Home Rule and Gentrification
* Freedom's Long Journey: The Legislative Path to Home Rule for the District of Columbia. Christopher Anglim
* Home Rule & Who Shall Rule At Home. Jerome Paige
* Gentrification and Inequitable Opportunity in the Nation's Capital. Nora Wiseman
2014_DC_DCHist_P05_14112133DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 05: Mapping Segregation
Mapping Segregation: How Racially Restricted Housing Shaped Washington, D.C., 1900-1948
* Researching Racially Restrictive Covenants in Washington, D.C. Amina Ndiaye
* Setting the Context for Housing Segregation in Washington. Amanda Huron
* Mapping Legal Challenges to Restrictive Covenants in...
2014_DC_DCHist_P06_14112119DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 06: Early Washington, D.C.: War, Politics, and Brewing
Early Washington, D.C.: War, Politics, and Brewing
* The 1814 Removal Debate. Kenneth Bowling
* The British are Coming! How the Declaration of Independence and Federal Constitution were saved by an Ox Cart. Peter Aschenbrenner
* The Washington Brewery at Navy Yard. Garrett Peck
2014_DC_DCHist_P07_1411218DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 07: Activism for Youth in the Nation's Capital
Activism for Youth in the Nation's Capital
* Total Involvement Approach to Teen Age Problems: The Bakers Dozen Solution. Dr. Ida Jones
* Shaping Social Welfare: The Washington City Orphan Asylum and the Development of Dependent Child Care in the District of Columbia. Jamalin Harp
* When Parents...
2014_DC_DCHist_P08_14112153DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 08: D.C. Murals: Spectacle and Story
D.C. Murals: Spectacle and Story
The contemporary outdoor mural cycle came to Washington in the early 1970s when artists picked up on the vibrant energy that changed the urban landscape throughout the country and brought art out of the galleries and into the streets. From early depictions of ethnic...
2014_DC_DCHist_P09_1411215DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 09: History Writing with Public Housing Residents
History Writing with Public Housing Residents
This panel brings together three community scholars who have worked with public housing residents to write their histories. These three community scholars have all worked specifically in the Potomac Gardens public housing project located at 13th and...
2014_DC_DCHist_P10_1411216DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 10: Vision for a Digital D.C.
Vision for a Digital D.C.: Documenting D.C.’s cultural history through online resources
This panel bring s together practitioners creating digital vehicles for navigating and learning about the city’s r i ch cultural history. Cultural institutions are working to increase visibility of their...
2014_DC_DCHist_P11_14112132DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 11: The Legacy of Marion Barry
ROUNDTABLE: The Legacy of Marion Barry
* Steven Diner, author of “Washington, The Black Majority: Race and Politics in the Nation’s Capital,” in Snowbelt Cities: Metropolitan Politics in the Northeast and Midwest since World War II. 1990. (chair)
* Jonetta Rose Barras, journalist, author of The Last...
2014_DC_DCHist_P13_14112229DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 13: Capturing and Celebrating Heritage in a Transforming Community: Southwest Washington D.C.
Capturing and Celebrating Heritage in a Transforming Community: Southwest Washington D.C.
The largest development [or what?] is the $1.5 billion Wharf project. Extending along Washington’s historic waterfront, this 27-acre mixed-use development is activating the currently underutilized waterfront and...
2014_DC_DCHist_P14_14112238DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 14: Renovation plans
Renovation plans for the D.C. Archives, the MLK Jr. Memorial Library, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.: A roundtable discussion
The D.C. Archives, Washingtoniana Division of the Martin Luther King Library, and the Historical Society of Washington will be moving into newly-designed...
2014_DC_DCHist_P15_14112218DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 15: Preserving Spaces, Preserving Legacies
Preserving Spaces, Preserving Legacies:
Oral Histories of Long-term D.C. Residents Four panelists, each of whom will give presentation based on oral history research conducted in the spring of 2014 with long-term Washingtonians as part of Dr. Amanda Huron’s class, The History of the District of...
2014_DC_DCHist_P16_1411226DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 16: Youthful Takes on D.C. Neighborhood History
Youthful Takes on D.C. Neighborhood History
For the past eight years, the DC Community Heritage Project has funded citizen groups exploring and documenting the heritage and history of their communities. Recognizing the need for preserving the history and heritage through youth, DCCHP projects have...
2014_DC_DCHist_P17_1411224DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 17: Combining Public Data and Public Engagement to Map D.C.'s Past
Combining Public Data and Public Engagement to Map D.C.'s Past
A conversation based on a pilot effort at the MLK Library to empower citizens to map local history, visualize their work globally via mapstory.org, and build vital STEM and civic literacy s kills along the way. The MLK Library spatial...
2014_DC_DCHist_P18_14112211DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 18: Activism and Public Works
Activism and Public Works
* The Role of Howard University, through its Faculty and Graduates, in the Integration of the Public Utility Industry in the District of Columbia. Phylicia Bowman
* Cleaner Water during the Environmental Decade: Social Action to Protect the Potomac in the 1970s. John...
2014_DC_DCHist_P19_1411227DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 19: Honoring the History before Us
Honoring the History before Us: I Saw! DC Student Research Presentation on African American Communities in Early Washington
Presentation of research project on Early African American 19th century communities in Georgetown (including Tudor Place) and extended areas of Washington, D.C.
* Khari Eyen...
2014_DC_DCHist_P20_14112211DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 20: Digitization and Social media for D.C. 's History
Digitization and Social media for D.C. 's History
* Mapping the City of Words. Jonathan Marino
* Digitizing for Access. Karen Needles
* Building a Local History Community Online: Old Time D.C., Facebook, and Public History Through Social Media. Ryan Shepard, Tim MacKinnon, Jon Wilson
2014_DC_DCHist_P21_1411225DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 21: The 1960s: Protest and Cultural Politics
The 1960s: Protest and Cultural Politics
* Cosmopolitan Folk: The Cultural Politics of the North American Folk Music Revival in Washington, D.C.. Stephen Lorenz
* To Show the World We Have No Fear: The Howard University Student Takeover of 1968 and its Impact on Washington, D.C.. Jocelyn Imani
*...
2014_DC_DCHist_P22_1411224DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 22: Transforming Parks for the New Washingtonians
Transforming Parks for the New Washingtonians
Perhaps more than most other urban centers in the United States, Washington D.C. has an abundance of parks and green space. They are used by both residents of the city as we ll as visitors for a variety of reasons, such as commemoration, recreation,...
2014_DC_DCHist_P23_14112218DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 23: War and Consequences
War and Consequences
* Washingtonians Marooned In Europe at the Outbreak of World War I. Sandra Schmidt
* Commemoration through Community Action: The Memorial Building to the Women of the World War. Allison Finkelstein
* Washington Women at War: How World War II Government Girls Transformed the...
2014_DC_DCHist_P24_14112229DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 24: Remembering Arlington
ROUNDTABLE: Remembering Arlington: Historical Consciousness in a Changing Community
This roundtable tackles the conference theme, "Historical Consciousness in a Changing City," by bringing together various experts on and stakeholders in the history of Arlington County. Originally part of the 100...
2014_DC_DCHist_P25_14112226DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 25: Social Issues and Social Control
Social Issues and Social Control
* Mangy Curs and Stoned Horses: Animal Control in the District of Columbia from the Beginnings to the 1930s. Hayden Wetzel
* Schools under Siege: Reactions to the Crack Epidemic in Washington, D.C., Schools. Kathryn Gillon
* The United Order of Dope Fiends – Opium...
2014_DC_DCHist_P26_1411227DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 26: Women's Work: Shaping the mid-19th century National Capital
Women's Work: Shaping the mid-19th century National Capital
* Myrtilla Miner (1815 - 1864): Her Vision and Legacy. Christopher Anglim
* Mary Ann Shadd Cary: A New Washingtonian. Jenny Masur
* “Practical Clubwork”: A History of the Women's Bindery Union in Washington, D.C.. Jessica French
2014_DC_DCHist_P27_14112212DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 27: Civil War and Aftermath
Civil War and Aftermath
* “An Odious Discrimination”: Ecclesiastical Disputes and the Military’s Requisition of Episcopal Churches in Civil War Washington. Sean Scott
* Alexander T. Augusta - The Life of an African American Civil War Surgeon in Washington, D.C.. Heather Butts
* Making the March...
2014_DC_DCHist_P28_1411225DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 28: Exploring Howard University's Cultural Impact
Exploring Howard University's Cultural Impact: Donna Wells Memorial Session
* Laying Foundations: Rev. Jesse Moorland and African American Washington in the Progressive Era. Kenvi Phillips
* What Kind of Man is this? The Life and Times of Andrew Fowler. John Fowler, II
* Dorothy Porter Wesley at...
2014_DC_DCHist_P29_14112270DC -- 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 29: Public Archaeology in Washington, D.C.
Public Archaeology in Washington, D.C.
The current building boom in the District has increased the number of projects requiring compliance archaeology. Construction at parks, schools, and for infrastructure resulted in the identification of new sites from nearly every prehistoric and historic time...
2016_11_04B_DCHist_Other86DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Other (Friday)
Including History Network Participants:
* 1882 Project Foundation
* Arlington Historical Society
* Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives
* Cleveland Park Historical Society
* DC By Foot
* DC Council for History Education & the African American Civil War Memorial Museum
* DC... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_04A1_DCHist_P0172DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 01: Once Upon a Time in D.C.: Stories Hiding in the Stacks
Once Upon a Time in D.C.: Stories Hiding in the Stacks
Moderator: Izetta Autumn Mobley, Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
* “From Private Thoughts to the Pilot District Project: Mining Collections for Characters,” Anne McDonough, Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
* “Out of Sight, Out of... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_05A1_DCHist_P0134DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 01: “Who Comes Here?”
Donna M. Wells Memorial Session Room
“Who Comes Here?” African American Fraternal Organizations in the District of Columbia
Moderator: Ida E. Jones, Morgan State University
* “The Social Impact of Prince Hall Freemasonry in Washington, D.C.,” Tehuti Evans, Prince Hall Masons
* “True Reformers: Men... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_05A2_DCHist_P0210DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 02: Archaeology Without Digging
Archaeology Without Digging Room
Moderator: Ruth Trocolli, Ph.D., District Archaeologist, DC HPO
* “The Civil War at Fort McNair: Geophysical and Archaeological Investigations of the Washington Arsenal and District of Columbia Penitentiary,” Scott Seibel, AECOM
* “Putting Geophysics to Work in D.C.... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_04A2_DCHist_P0220DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 02: Mapping D.C.
Mapping D.C.
Moderator: Lauren Martino, DC Public Library
* “DC Buildings Historical Geodatabase,” Brian Kraft, JMT Technology Group
* “Wymer’s D.C.: Picturing Washington in the Mid-20th Century,” Jessica Smith, Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
* “Mapping Washington, D.C.’s Archaeological... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_05A3_DCHist_P036DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 03: District Lives Matter
District Lives Matter
Moderator: Samir Meghelli, Anacostia Community Museum
* “Police Brutality is a Disgrace to the Nation’s Capital: African American Women and Politics of Interracial Police Violence in Washington, D.C., 1928-1945,” Mary-Elizabeth Murphy, Eastern Michigan University
* “Carding... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_04A3_DCHist_P0318DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 03: Land, Community and Change: The Barry Farm Post-Civil War Community
Land, Community and Change: The Barry Farm Post-Civil War Community
Moderator: Ruth Trocolli, DC Historic Preservation Office
* “This Old House: Attic Archaeology on Stanton Road SE,” Jennifer Saunders, William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research
* “Barry Farm: The Landscape of Community,”... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_05A4_DCHist_P048DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 04: D.C.’s University for the People
D.C.’s University for the People
Moderator: John Suau, Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
* “Andrew Carnegie’s Vision for Libraries,” Alison K. Hoagland, Michigan Technological University
* “Changing Spaces to Meet Changing Visions,” Emily Eig, EHT/Traceries
* “Current Status of the Library... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_04A4_DCHist_P0421DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 04: Weathering the Storm: Innovative Flood Management
Weathering the Storm: Innovative Flood Management on the National Mall Room 144 A
Moderator: Joan M. Brierton, U.S. General Services Administration
Panelists:
* Nicholas Bonard, National Capital Planning Commission
* Jane Passman, Smithsonian Institution
* Nancy Witherell, U.S. General Services... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_04A5_DCHist_P0537DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 05: D.C.’s Salvadoran Stories: Community, Language, and Belonging
D.C.’s Salvadoran Stories: Community, Language, and Belonging
Moderator: Ranald Woodaman, Smithsonian Latino Center
* “Language and Belonging: A Rationale for Sociolinguistics in Local History,” Amelia Tseng, American University
* “Theater, Poetry, and immigrant History in the Nation’s Capital,... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_05A5_DCHist_P0513DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 05: The Man in the Knit Cap
The Man in the Knit Cap: The Yarrow Mamout Archaeological Project
Moderator: Chardé Reid, DC Historic Preservation Office
* “Crowd-Sourcing Archaeology: Creating a New Archaeological Support Network at the Yarrow Mamout Archaeological Site,” Chardé Reid
* “Searching for Yarrow in the Archaeological... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_04A6_DCHist_P0614DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 06: Digging Up History
Digging Up History
Moderator: Christine Ames, Capital City Fellow, DC Historic Preservation Office
* “An Architectural and Cultural Analysis of Obscured Slavery Contexts on Elite Properties in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia,” Julianna Jackson, District Leadership Program Intern, DC Historic... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_05A6_DCHist_P0676DC -- 43rd Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 06: Washington Free Press 50th Anniversary Reunion Panel
Washington Free Press 50th Anniversary Reunion Panel
Moderator: Jeff Krulik, independent filmmaker
Panelists:
* Art Grosman, founder, Washington Free Press
* Frank Speltz, founder, Washington Free Press
* Pete Novick, aka Fooman Zybar, drug columnist, Washington Free Press
* Dick Ochs, former... (Partially reviewed)
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,...
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_11_04F_Art_Soiree75DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
2005_DC_Blue_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_Blue_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_Candlelight_98051312DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (1998)
2005_DC_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_Candlelight_070513_Cer60DC -- 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_Candlelight_070513_Pre91DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2007) -- Pre-ceremony events
2007_DC_Candlelight_070513_Rel90DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2007) -- Related images
2008_DC_Candlelight_080513_Cer79DC -- 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_Candlelight_080513_Pre39DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2008) -- Pre-ceremony events
2008_DC_Candlelight_080513_Rel73DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2008) -- Related images
2009_DC_Candlelight_Cer_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_Candlelight_Rel_09051372DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2009) -- Related images
2012_DC_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_Candlelight_13051234DC -- Candlelight Vigil for Natl Police Week (2013) -- Preparation for ceremony
2007_DC_Pride_Festival_07061045DC -- Capital Pride Festival (2007)
Stage performers here are Crystal Waters and Rachel Panay. The off-stage performers were also interesting!
2008_DC_Pride_08061569DC -- Capital Pride Festival (2008)
Performances include the following:
* BETTY
* DC Cowboys
* Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C.
* Wicked Jezabel

Descriptions:

BETTY:
Elizabeth, Alyson, and Amy -- BETTY -- is a five-piece pop rock band fronted by Elizabeth Ziff, Alyson Palmer and Amy Ziff (L to R above). The band’s...
2009_DC_Pride_09061435DC -- Capital Pride Festival (2009) -- except stage performances
2009_DC_PrideP_090614179DC -- Capital Pride Festival (2009) -- stage performances
Including performances by:
- DC Swoing,
- Sister Funk,
- DC Cowboys,
- Ella Fitzgerald (not that one),
- Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC,
- Odd Girl Out,
- Lori Michaels,
- Vanessa Conde,
- Martha Wash, and
- RuPaul
2010_DC_PrideW_10061351DC -- Capital Pride Festival (2010) -- Chely Wright
2010_DC_Pride_10061336DC -- Capital Pride Festival (2010) -- except Chely Wright
2011_DC_Pride_Festival_11061252DC -- Capital Pride Festival (2011)
2014_DC_Pride_Festival_14060855DC -- Capital Pride Festival (2014)
2007_DC_Pride_March_07060992DC -- Capital Pride March (2007)
Large contingent of churches joins Pride celebration
Mayor Fenty leads group of elected officials in parade

By LOU CHIBBARO JR
Friday, June 15, 2007
Surging crowds lining the parade route added to the enthusiasm of this year’s 32nd annual Pride festivities as thousands turned out for last...
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...
2017_04_28I1_DocHist1F294DC -- 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 peakers:
*... (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_26A_JB_Bench143DC -- Chevy Chase Community Center -- Julian Bond bench dedication
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... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_CrossLines_160528125DC -- CrossLines @ Arts and Industries Bldg
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is mounting CrossLines, a two-day art exhibition, at the Arts and Industries Building over Memorial Day weekend. Subtitled "a culture lab on intersectionality," more than forty artists will present new works that explore the connections of race, class,...
2017_01_30H_Albright30DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
2017_03_07E1_Lagarde82DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
2016_12_15A1_Pritzker58DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
2016_10_25A1_Reconnecting108DC -- 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,... (Partially reviewed)
2016_09_12A1_CSIS_USTR104DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
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_04_05A1_Combat_Int124DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
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)
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...
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_04_08I1_Eman_Concert33DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
2017_04_08I2_Fireworks_EDay46DC -- Emancipation Day (2017) -- Fireworks (Partially reviewed)
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...
2015_DC_Lincoln_VisitsH_15120310DC -- Hart Senate Office Building -- Lincoln Visits for Illinois Statehood Day
2013_DC_SIHIR_Damage43DC -- 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_11_28H_HP_Protest11DC -- HP protest
From https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20161123-protests-against-hps-complicity-in-israeli-occupation/

Protests against HP’s complicity in Israeli occupation
November 23, 2016
Global activists will launch on Friday a week of action targeting what they describe as Hewlett-Packard’s “complicity in... (Partially reviewed)
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.
2015_DC_WWI_Finalists_151215124DC -- John A. Wilson Building -- Event: WWI Memorial Design Finalists
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...
1996_DC_Smithsonian_150th9DC -- Mall -- Smithsonian 150th Anniversary event
The event included interviews with Little Anthony and the Imperials plus Trisha Yearwood.
2008_DC_Mem_Day_080524137DC -- Memorial Day Concert (2008) (dress rehearsal)
The 2008 National Memorial Day Concert
Live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

PBS unites the nation with the award-winning National Memorial Day Concert (2008) honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all of those who have given their...
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...
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...
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...
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...
2004_DC_Festival_040937DC -- 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_02_09D1_Tarzan198DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
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_11_24E_AmerInd_Dance40DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
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
2017_04_04K1_MLK_Commem152DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
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...
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
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_05_04A_SINMAA_Picture241DC -- 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. (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Nelson_Party_15062084DC -- Party for Stanley Nelson @ Aviva Kempner's
2017_01_20D1_Politico_Inaug76DC -- POLITICO Inaugural Hub @ Hotel W -- Miscellaneous
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for POLITICO's Inauguration Hub.
Playbook Live Programming:
Conversation 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump, Matt Schlapp and David Urban
Moderators: Authors of Playbook, AnnaPalmer and Jake Sherman
Conversation 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and... (Partially reviewed)
2017_01_20D2_Politico_Inaug234DC -- POLITICO Inaugural Hub @ Hotel W -- Panel 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump (Matt Schlapp and David Urban)
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for POLITICO's Inauguration Hub.
Playbook Live Programming:
Conversation 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump, Matt Schlapp and David Urban
Moderators: Authors of Playbook, AnnaPalmer and Jake Sherman
Conversation 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and... (Partially reviewed)
2017_01_20D3_Politico_Inaug326DC -- POLITICO Inaugural Hub @ Hotel W -- Panel 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and Creator of House of Cards Beau Willimon
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for POLITICO's Inauguration Hub.
Playbook Live Programming:
Conversation 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump, Matt Schlapp and David Urban
Moderators: Authors of Playbook, Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
Conversation 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and... (Partially reviewed)
2017_01_20D4_Politico_Inaug419DC -- POLITICO Inaugural Hub @ Hotel W -- Panel 3: 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Candidate Carly Fiorina
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for POLITICO's Inauguration Hub.
Playbook Live Programming:
Conversation 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump, Matt Schlapp and David Urban
Moderators: Authors of Playbook, AnnaPalmer and Jake Sherman
Conversation 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and... (Partially reviewed)
2017_01_20D5_Politico_Inaug548DC -- POLITICO Inaugural Hub @ Hotel W -- Panel 4: Coming Together: The Environment (Michael McKenna, Collin O’Mara, and Fisher Stevens)
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for POLITICO's Inauguration Hub.
Playbook Live Programming:
Conversation 1: Advisors to President-Elect Donald Trump, Matt Schlapp and David Urban
Moderators: Authors of Playbook, AnnaPalmer and Jake Sherman
Conversation 2: Oscar Nominated Screenwriter and... (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_Politico_13121847DC -- POLITICO Playbook @ Newseum (w/Peter Baker, Mark Leibovich, Kelly O'Donnell, and Jake Tapper)
Join POLITICO’s Mike Allen as he takes POLITICO Playbook live for a Special Media Roundtable about policy, politics and the news of the day.

Featuring:
* Peter Baker, White House Correspondent, The New York Times, and author, "Days of Fire"
* Mark Leibovich, Chief National Correspondent, The New...
2017_02_24B1_Politico_GovsB211DC -- POLITICO @ Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center -- Seventh Annual State Solutions Conference: Afternoon Session (w/Rick Scott, Asa Hutchinson, Chris Sununu, Butch Otter, Dannel Malloy, and Steve Bullock)
Join POLITICO for the seventh annual State Solutions Conference featuring a series of one-on-one conversations with governors from across the country focusing on innovative approaches their states have taken to address complex problems.
Afternoon Session:
- Introduction by POLITICO ... ???
-... (Partially reviewed)
2017_02_24A1_Politico_GovsA144DC -- POLITICO @ Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center -- Seventh Annual State Solutions Conference: Morning Session (w/Ricky Rosselló, John Hickenlooper, Bill Walker, Gary Herbert, and Sam Brownback)
Join POLITICO for the seventh annual State Solutions Conference featuring a series of one-on-one conversations with governors from across the country focusing on innovative approaches their states have taken to address complex problems.
Morning Session:
- Introduction by POLITICO ... ???
- Comments... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_Politico_Govs_160219196DC -- POLITICO @ Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center -- Sixth Annual State Solutions Conference (w/John Hickenlooper, Jack Markell, Peter Shumlin, Jay Nixon, Bill Haslam, Asa Hutchinson, Matt Mead, and Phil Bryant)
Join POLITICO for the Sixth Annual State Solutions Conference as the National Governors Association comes to town. The conference will feature a series of one-on-one conversations with governors from across the country focusing on innovative approaches their states have taken to address complex...
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 Murals -- Liz Taylor mural opening
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)
2017_02_17A1_History_EO88DC -- 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’... (Partially reviewed)
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_Thunder_14052419DC -- Rolling Thunder @ Natl Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
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
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...
1982_DC_Folklife1DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (1982)
1994_DC_Folklife1DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (1994)
Linda Ronstadt was one of the performers.
2004_DC_Folklife34DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2004)
2005_DC_Folklife6DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2005)
2006_DC_Folklife20DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2006)
2007_DC_Folklife2DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2007)
2008_DC_FolklifeB171DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2008) -- Bhutan
Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
Celebrating Bhutan's special approach towards life in the 21st century
2008_DC_FolklifeN32DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2008) -- NASA
NASA: Fifty Years and Beyond
Showcasing the role that the men and women of NASA have played in broadening the horizons of American science and culture
2008_DC_FolklifeT351DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2008) -- Texas
Texas: A Celebration of Music, Food, and Wine
Exploring a dynamic and creative society, built upon rich natural resources, thriving cosmopolitan cities and engaging rural landscapes

080628: Performers include: Little Joe y La Familia, Les Amis Creole, and the Gillette Brothers.

080629:...
2009_DC_Gregory_09070261DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2009) -- Dick Gregory
Social Satirist Dick Gregory Speaks at Folklife Festival

Comedian and social critic Dick Gregory will take to the stage Thursday, at 6 PM, at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s Oratorium stage.

Gregory will speak with the Smithsonian’s Lonnie G. Bunch, director of the National Museum of African...
2009_DC_FolklifeLA54DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2009) -- Las Americas
Las Americas:
Un Mundo Musical/The Americas: A Musical World
Las Americas is the final and most extensive program of the Nuestra Musica: Music in Latin Culture "living exhibitions" series. It features outstanding artists from the United States and Latin America who represent a rich diversity of...
2009_DC_FolklifeW80DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2009) -- Wales
Wales:
Smithsonian Cymru
Wales Smithsonian Cymru highlights the dynamic and creative culture of this small country, which is one of the first in the world to promote sustainable development as a core principle. Tying old to new and heritage to innovation, the program will show how language, foodways,...
2010_DC_Folklife93DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2010)
Pictures of the Mexican craft area and a music/dance session with Chinelos de Atlatlahucan.
2010_DC_GWallace_10070163DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2010) -- George Wallace
Crackin' Wise: George Wallace Remembers the Apollo
2011_DC_FolklifeC105DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2011) -- Colombia
The bands at the end are (I think) Chirimia la Contundencia and then Grupo Cabrestero,
2011_DC_FolklifePC41DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2011) -- Peace Corps
Performers include San Dancers from Botswana.
2011_DC_FolklifeRB165DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2011) -- Rhythm and Blues
Performers include: The National Hand Dance Association, Stories from the Studio, Stax Music Academy with William Bell, Fernando Jones, Dixie Cups, the Jewels, The Monitors and The Swallows.
2012_DC_Folklife19DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2012)
This was the Tuahine Troupe from University of Hawaii.
2012_DC_Folklife_AIDS60DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2012) -- AIDS quilt
2013_DC_Folklife_Hungary65DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2013) -- Hungarian Heritage
Hungarian Heritage
Roots to Revival

The Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival program demonstrates not only the diversity and authenticity of contemporary traditions in music, dance, arts and crafts, gastronomy, and family life, but also the significance of the Hungarian folk revival movement...
2013_DC_Folklife_1World14DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2013) -- One World, Many Voices
One World, Many Voices
Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage

Of the more than 7,000 languages spoken in the world today—many of them unrecorded—up to half may disappear in this century. As languages vanish, communities lose a wealth of knowledge about history, culture, the natural environment,...
2013_DC_Folklife_Urban58DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2013) -- Urban Artistry (dance)
Urban Artistry:
Urban Artistry is a collective of musicians, emcees, disc jockeys, graffiti writers, and dancers who perform in a wide variety of urban dance styles, including b-boying / b-girling, popping, locking, strutting, hip hop, house dance, waacking, and vogueing. Through classes, school...
2014_DC_Folklife_China71DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2014) -- China
Performers include: Ih Tsetsn Ensemble from Inner Mongolia
Artists include: Thanjin Clay Figurine Zhang Workshop, and Zhang Baolin Dough Modeling, and Yan Gao (Yangliuqing Fine Arts Press New Year's Print Making by Tianjin)
2014_DC_Folklife_Kenya29DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2014) -- Kenya
Entertainers: Highlands to Lake Shores
2015_DC_Folklife_Peru152DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2015) -- Peru
Perú: Pachamama
Crisscrossed with paths connecting communities across geography and history, Peru boasts a stunning vertical landscape that integrates a diversity of ecosystems and cultures.
Peru is one of the world’s most biodiverse nations, containing ninety microclimates across extreme variances of...
2016_DC_Folklife_16063033DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2016)
Including entertainment by the Gauden Bat Dancers and David Romtvedt & Caitlin Belem.
2017_06_29E_Folklife2DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_28E1_Folklife_Circus24DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts
The festival kicks off the next day so they're still working on set-ups. (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_29C_Folklife_Circus77DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_01D_Folklife_Circus85DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_02A_Folklife_Circus28DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_09B1_Folklife_Circus12DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_09B2_Folklife_Hebei26DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts -- Hebei Golden Eagle Acrobatic Troupe (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_01E_Folklife_Wallenda70DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts -- Wallenda Family Troupe
The Flying Wallendas taught kids how to walk the wire and then did a performance outside. The members included:
* Tino Wallenda -- the patriarch of the family
* Alida Wallenda (Tino's daughter)
* Aurelia Wallenda (Tino's daughter) on her “cloudswing” rope
* Alessandro "Alex" Wallenda (Tino's... (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_02C1_Folklife_Wallenda149DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts -- Wallenda Family Troupe (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_09B3_Folklife_Wallenda67DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Circus Arts -- Wallenda Family Troupe
Their final appearance at the festival. (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_29D_Folklife_Move29DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- On The Move (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_02B_Folklife_Move38DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- On The Move
Spending time with Chelove and Maspaz. (Partially reviewed)
2017_07_09A_Folklife_Move25DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- On The Move (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_29A1_Folklife_Opening326DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Opening Ceremony
Help us ring in the opening of the Festival's 50th anniversary! Visitors will get the first glimpse of Circus Arts and On the Move, with short performances by aerialist Dolly Jacobs, UniverSoul Circus, Circus Juventas, taiko players PJ and Roy Hirabayashi, and conjunto band Los Texmaniacs. 
We'll also... (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_29B1_Folklife_Sailor266DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Sailor Circus Performance
Sailor Circus Academy is America’s oldest youth circus, teaching the circus arts to students in the fourth through twelfth grades. Located in Sarasota, Florida (known as the circus capital of the world), students gain distinctive knowledge of the performing arts through their interactions with... (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_14C_Folklife5DC -- Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2017) -- Signs are up (Partially reviewed)
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_04_14B1_Cincinnati_Sword183DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
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....
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...
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_05_16B_Taylor27DC -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
2017_02_15E_Capitol_Fight41512DC -- U.S. Capitol -- FIght for $15 rally (Partially reviewed)
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...
2009_DC_March_For_Babies_0904264DC -- U.S. Capitol -- March for Babies
This was a March of Dimes event that I passed through on my way to see Roz Chast. Unfortunately, I don't know how to actually pass through something without taking pictures so...
2009_DC_Health_09091376DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Pro-health care rally
This was a small response to the scary anti-health care demonstration the previous day. Organizers of the pro-health care demonstration say there will be a bigger pro-health care demonstration in October.

Personal commentary: I didn't take any pictures of the previous day's anti-health care protest....
2017_05_16C2_Capitol_SForRel10DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Senate Foreign Relations gathering (Partially reviewed)
2007_DC_Ford_07010113DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Tribute to 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 -- Tribute to 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...
2016_DC_Democracy_Spring_16041119DC -- U.S. Capitol -- #DemocracySpring protest
News reports varied their estimates of the crowd -- "hundreds", "300+", "400+" and even "thousands". From the democracyspring.org website:
Now is the time to take mass nonviolent action on a historic scale to save our democracy. Following a ten-day, 140-mile march from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia...
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...
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.
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....
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...
2014_DC_DCC_CARToons_140228129DC Conspiracy -- CARToons exhibition closing
CARToons Exhibit!
Original and limited edition artwork by DC area cartoonists: Steven George Artley, Michael Auger, Carolyn Belefski, Andrew Cohen, Matt Dembicki, David Hagen, Teresa Roberts Logan, and Rafer Roberts
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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_08_26G_Goethe_Sommerfest89Goethe-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... (Partially reviewed)
2016_11_03L_Kaminski40Goethe-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... (Partially reviewed)
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_ATT14Goethe-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...
2012_HTI_Labadee127Haiti -- Labadee
2012_HTI_Labadee_Zip18Haiti -- Labadee Zip Line
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_11_05C_Trabant38International 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... (Partially reviewed)
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.
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...
2016_10_14B1_Fleet_Week180Maryland Fleet Week & Art Show @ Fort McHenry (Partially reviewed)
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)
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_12_31B_Baltimore_NYE_FW126MD -- Baltimore -- New Year's Eve (2016/2017) -- Fireworks (Partially reviewed)
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
2012_MD_Voting15MD -- 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...
1989_MD_Bay_Swim_19890620MD -- Chesapeake Bay Swim w/Michelle
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_10_29E_Voting10MD -- 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. (Partially reviewed)
2008_MD_Voting5MD -- 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!
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_MCFC51MD -- Montgomery County Fair -- Carnival
2010_MD_MCFEq90MD -- Montgomery County Fair -- Equipment/Art
2010_MD_MCFLs69MD -- Montgomery County Fair -- Livestock
2016_MD_Voting4MD -- Primary campaign placards @ Veterans Plaza
2014_MD_Voting_1406155MD -- Primary placards @ Veterans Plaza
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...
2016_11_20A_Stand_Up136MD -- 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... (Partially reviewed)
2016_12_28A_SS_Flower_Blast6MD -- Silver Spring -- Flower Branch Apartments blast (Partially reviewed)
2016_MD_SS_Flower_Blast212MD -- 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...
2016_08_23E_SS_Flower_Blast21MD -- Silver Spring -- Flower Branch Apartments blast (14 Days After)
Two weeks later, the streets are open again. (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_NMHAMO_12052114MD -- Silver Spring -- Natl Museum of Health and Medicine (Forest Glen Annex) -- Opening Day
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...
2014_MD_OMalley_1410312Metro Station -- Silver Spring -- Governor O'Malley campaigns
He was at the Silver Spring metro campaigning for Anthony Brown who lost the race for Maryland governor.
2012_MEX_Alux39Mexico -- Alux Unique Natural Cavern Restaurant
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
2009_DC_Naval_BlessingF_090404146Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2009) -- Outdoor ceremony
WHAT: The 18th annual Blessing of the Fleets celebration, when the fountains on the Navy Memorial Plaza are officially turned on for the season, follows the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s Ceremonial Guard will proceed across the Plaza’s “Granite Sea” to pour water...
2010_DC_Naval_BlessingN_10041079Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2010) -- Indoor events incl ribbon cutting
19th Annual Blessing of the Fleets:

What is the Blessing of the Fleets?
Passed down through generations of sailors, fishermen, merchant mariners and navies around the world, the centuries-old "Blessing of the Fleets" ceremony is intended to safeguard fishing crews and ships from the danger of the...
2010_DC_Naval_BlessingF_100410121Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2010) -- Outdoor ceremony
19th Annual Blessing of the Fleets:

What is the Blessing of the Fleets?
Passed down through generations of sailors, fishermen, merchant mariners and navies around the world, the centuries-old "Blessing of the Fleets" ceremony is intended to safeguard fishing crews and ships from the danger of the...
2011_DC_Naval_BlessingN_11040924Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2011) -- Indoor events
20th Annual Blessing of the Fleets
Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 20th consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event is...
2011_DC_Naval_BlessingF_110409133Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2011) -- Outdoor ceremony
20th Annual Blessing of the Fleets
Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 20th consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event is...
2012_DC_Naval_BlessingN_12041419Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2012) -- Indoor events
Celebration - Blessing of the Fleets
Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 21st consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 14 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event...
2012_DC_Naval_BlessingF_120414153Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2012) -- Outdoor ceremony
Celebration - Blessing of the Fleets
Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 21st consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 14 at 1:00pm. Held on the outdoor plaza, the event...
2013_DC_Naval_BlessingN_13041350Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2013) -- Indoor events
2013_DC_Naval_BlessingF_130413140Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2013) -- Outdoor ceremony
22nd Annual Blessing of the Fleets
What is the Blessing of the Fleets?
Passed down through generations of mariners and navies around the world, the annual Blessing of the Fleets tradition will be held for the 22nd consecutive year at the United States Navy Memorial on Saturday, April 13 at 1:00pm....
2015_DC_Naval_BlessingF_15041190Naval Heritage Center -- Blessing of the Fleets (2015) -- Outdoor ceremony
Blessing of the Fleets 2015
Washington, D.C. (March 18, 2015)– Passed down through generations of mariners and navies, the U.S. Navy Memorial’s 24th annual Blessing of the Fleets will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1:00-4:00 pm. A popular attraction during the National Cherry Blossom...
2011_DC_CWAS_S1_11042335Naval Heritage Center -- Civil War at Sea Symposium (2 of 9) -- Speakers: Jay DeLoach and David Freddoso
Civil War at Sea:
U.S. Navy Memorial Hosts Educational Symposium to Highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Commencement of the Civil War:
The United States Navy Memorial is holding a symposium to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval History...
2014_DC_Navy_1812_14082470Naval Heritage Center -- Commemorates The Fallen At The Battle of Bladensburg, War of 1812
As part of the Star Spangled Summer, a series of events in the DC region highlighting the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy Memorial will honor the loss of Navy Sailors and Marines of the Battle of Bladensburg with a commemorative wreath laying ceremony. The battle on August 24, 1814 was a momentous day for...
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.
2006_DC_NMP_06111524Naval Heritage Center -- National Mall Plan public symposium
The National Park Service (NPS) will host a day-long public symposium to discuss preserving and caring for the National Mall while meeting the needs 0f more than 25 million visitors each year. The symposium will set the stage for the National Mall Plan and will feature local, national, and international...
2010_DC_Naval_Ceremony_100514108Naval Heritage Center -- Retirement Ceremony for Michael Good
This was a change of office and retirement ceremony that I just happened on. Portions that I filmed:
-- Master of Ceremonies -- Commander William J. Guarini, USN
-- Presentation of Colors
-- National Anthem
-- Retire the Colors
-- Invovation -- Mr. Cecil L. Whitfield, Jr.
-- Welcome...
2015_NC_LaZoom45NC -- Asheville -- LaZoom Comedy Tour
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...
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_Writing37_11041881Nixon Legacy Forum – 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_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...
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...
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_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_DC_Vietnam37_14120573Nixon Legacy Forum) -- 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...
2014_NV_Carson_USA_140716126NV -- Carson City -- State Capitol -- Miss USA visit
Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez from Nevada came for a visit.
2011_NV_LV_Bellagio73NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio
2000_NV_LV_BellagioS7NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio water show
2003_NV_LV_BellagioS6NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio water show
2009_NV_LV_BellagioS34NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio water show
2011_NV_LV_BellagioS9NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio water show
2012_NV_LV_BellagioS19NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio water show
2013_NV_LV_BellagioS36NV -- Las Vegas -- Bellagio water show
2014_NV_LV_Fremont_Container36NV -- Las Vegas -- Fremont Street -- Container Park
2014_NV_LV_Fremont_HAttack20NV -- Las Vegas -- Fremont Street -- Heart Attack
Heart Attack Grill
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Heart Attack Grill is an American hamburger restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada (formerly located in Chandler, Arizona). It has courted controversy by serving high-calorie menu items with deliberately provocative names coupled with waitresses...
2014_NV_LV_Fremont_LED36NV -- Las Vegas -- Fremont Street -- LED display
2014_NV_LV_Fremont_Murals51NV -- Las Vegas -- Fremont Street -- Murals
2014_NV_LV_Fremont_Ent30NV -- Las Vegas -- Fremont Street -- Public Entertainment
2009_NV_LV_Fremont30NV -- Las Vegas -- Fremont Street Experience
You just know that when the temperature reads 105 degrees and it's 8pm that you're going to have a hell of a visit. The peak for the day was 109 degrees.
2014_NV_LV_Fremont152NV -- Las Vegas -- Fremont Street Experience
2009_NV_LV_Fremont_LED20NV -- Las Vegas -- Fremont Street Experience -- LED display
2009_NV_LV_Fremont_Ent18NV -- Las Vegas -- Fremont Street Experience -- Public Entertainment
2000_NY_Carrier_00070499NY -- July 4th in New York on an air craft carrier
This was very cool. Someone I knew from a joke list that I had put together -- Bud Cunnaly -- invited my girlfriend and I to go aboard an aircraft carrier in New York harbor to see the 4th of July parade of tall ships. It was the largest flotilla of vessels ever assembled in New York Harbor, with a...
2016_09_15L_Choppers11NY -- 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:
... (Partially reviewed)
2011_DC_OAS_FusionR_11012159OAS -- Fusion of Spirits Reception
Pictures here were taken of people at a reception that was held in the main building.
2009_DC_OAS_Butterflies_090330166OAS -- 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 -- "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 -- "Constellations" opening
2011_DC_OAS_WrestlingO_11012174OAS -- "Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions" -- Opening Event
Pictures here were taken inside the museum of the people attending the opening.
2013_PA_Forenbaugh_13111949PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- 52nd Annual Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture @ Majestic Theater (w/David Blight, Peter Troy, and Jeff Shaara)
The 52nd Annual Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture will be held on November 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater. 
Two presentations:
* Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction to Peter Troy ("May the Road Rise Up to Meet You")
* Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial...
2013_PA_Dedication_Cer_131119124PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Dedication Day Ceremony -- Ceremony
This Dedication Day Ceremony will observe the 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The event takes place in the Soldiers' National Cemetery, sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg Foundation, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and Gettysburg...
2013_PA_Dedication_USCT_1311195PA -- Gettysburg Natl Battlefield -- Dedication Day Ceremony -- USCT
This Dedication Day Ceremony will observe the 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The event takes place in the Soldiers' National Cemetery, sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg Foundation, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and Gettysburg...
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...
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).
*...
2012_MD_Sail_Fireworks_12061620Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Fireworks
2012_MD_Sail_Misc_12061664Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Misc shots
Folks include Governor Martin O'Malley.
2012_MD_Sail_Music_12061670Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Musicians
2012_MD_Sail_Flags_12061676Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Parade of Flags
2012_MD_Sail_Stage_120616109Star-Spangled Sailabration @ Fort McHenry -- Stage Show
Celebration of the American Flag:
* Pre-program Entertainment: Maryland Sings under the direction of Bill Myers
* Welcome: Don Scott, WJZ -- Master of Ceremonies
* Presentation of the Colors: Cavalry Troop A, Maryland Defense Force under the command of LTC David Robeson
* Pledge of Allegiance:...
2017_02_05A_Takoma_Cuba105Takoma 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... (Partially reviewed)
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...
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.
2017_09_12D2_USCHS_Freedom2104USCHS -- 2017 Freedom Award to Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Formal Presentation
Program:
* Welcome: The Honorable Ronald A. Sarasin, President, US Capitol Historical Society
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska
* 2017 Freedom Award Presentation:... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_12D1_USCHS_Freedom133USCHS -- 2017 Freedom Award to Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Mingling Before and After
Program:
* Welcome: The Honorable Ronald A. Sarasin, President, US Capitol Historical Society
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska
* 2017 Freedom Award Presentation:... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_11A1_Foner102USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Keynote: Eric Foner
May 11 Evening Keynote Address: Eric Foner (Columbia University)
Columbia University’s Eric Foner will deliver the keynote address, “The Significance of Reconstruction in American History."
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12A_USCHS_P168USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 1: Award Presentation (Fafa Nutor) and Paul Finkelman (Thaddeus Stevens)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12B1_USCHS_P2A104USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 2: Brook Thomas (Horatio Bateman’s "Reconstruction")
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12C1_USCHS_P3A60USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 3: Michael Vorenberg (14th Amendment)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12D1_USCHS_P4A50USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 4: Spencer Crew (Reconstruction at NMAAHC)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12E1_USCHS_P5A29USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 5: L. Diane Barnes (Frederick Douglass)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12F1_USCHS_P6A34USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 6: Lucy Salyer (Expatriation)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_05_12G_USCHS_P734USCHS -- Annual Symposium "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 7: Final group Q&A
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”... (Partially reviewed)
2017_06_14A_Adams56USCHS -- Carl Adams ("Nance: The First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln")
Brown Bag Book Talk and Lecture with Carl Adams (Nance: The First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln)
Carl Michael Adams was born and raised in Alton, Illinois, and has been a lifelong Lincoln scholar. Carl earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville... (Partially reviewed)
2011_DC_USCHS_11050567USCHS -- Emancipation During the Civil War (w/Gary Gallagher)
U.S. Capitol Historical Society presents: Emancipation during the Civil War. Eighth in the series. The National Capital in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.
Opening Keynote: Dr. Gary W. Gallagher the, John L. Nau III Professor in the History of...
2016_DC_Bordewich_16060831USCHS -- Fergus M. Bordewich ("The First Congress")
US Capitol Historical Society presents...
The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
Join historian Fergus M. Bordewich for a discussion of his work on the First Federal Congress (1789-1791). Copies of the book will be available...
2017_02_15A1_Holzer118USCHS -- Harold Holzer (Depictions of Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation in the Capitol)
Harold Holzer To Speak At Free U.S. Capitol Historical Society Event:
Talk Will Focus on Depictions of Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation in the Capitol
Award-winning writer and lecturer Harold Holzer will give the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2017 Black History Month Lecture on Wednesday, February... (Partially reviewed)
2016_08_24A_Ozer38USCHS -- Mark Ozer ("Washington DC: The National Shrine 1890-1940")
Mark Ozer, independent historian, will give a book talk on Washington, DC: The National Shrine 1890-1940. (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_Waddell_16081778USCHS -- Peter Waddell ("An Artist's Insight on Historical Paintings")
US Capitol Historical Society presents...
Peter Waddell, artist-in-residence, Tudor Place, will offer “An Artist’s Insight on Historical Paintings.”
2016_11_16B_OHarrow70USCHS -- Robert O'Harrow Jr. ("The Quartermaster")
Please join us for a book talk from Robert O'Harrow Jr., author of "The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln's General, Master Builder of the Union Army."
O'Harrow brings us a new side of Civil War history in this commanding, dramatic, and intensely personal account of Montgomery Cunningham... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_12E1_USCHS_Showcase174USCHS -- Showcase to Honor Congress for its Supporter of the Humanities (1 of 2)
Master of Ceremonies: Murray Horwitz
Special Guest: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Program:
Welcome Remarks: Ronald A. Sarasin, President, U. S. Capitol History Society; Former Member of Congress (R-CT)

Aquila Theatre: Our Warrior Chorus:
* Introduction by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
* Desiree... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_12E5_USCHS_Showcase5149USCHS -- Showcase to Honor Congress for its Supporter of the Humanities (2 of 2)
Master of Ceremonies: Murray Horwitz
Special Guest: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Program:
Welcome Remarks: Ronald A. Sarasin, President, U. S. Capitol History Society; Former Member of Congress (R-CT)

Aquila Theatre: Our Warrior Chorus:
* Introduction by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
* Desiree... (Partially reviewed)
2017_08_16D_Winick39USCHS -- Stephen Winick (American Folklife Center)
Stephen Winick, American Folklife Center “Dipping from the Well: Treasures from the American Folklife Center Archive” (Partially reviewed)
2016_08_31A_diGiacomantonio39USCHS -- William C. diGiacomantonio ("Representations of George Washington in visual art")
William C. diGiacomantonio, USCHS chief historian, will lecture on representations of George Washington in visual art. (Partially reviewed)
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
2007_VA_Hoskin_070907185VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: 2Lt Harold Hoskin service and funeral
This service was for 2Lt Harold Hoskin whose remains were located in Alaska with the help of Doug Beckstead, a friend of mine.

Various articles:

From http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123067381

World War II B-24 pilot's remains laid to rest at Arlington
by Senior Master Sgt. Matt...
2011_VA_Arlington_UnkX_11122516VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Christmas @ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
2012_VA_Arlington_UnkX_12122522VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Christmas @ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
2013_VA_Arlington_UnkX_13122520VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Christmas @ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
2014_VA_Arlington_UnkX_14122518VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Christmas @ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
2016_12_25D_Arlington_UnkX41VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Christmas @ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Partially reviewed)
1999_VA_Arlington_Mem_99053114VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Memorial Day (1999) w/Bill Clinton
Also present was Secretary of Defense William Cohen.
2013_VA_Arlington_Monitor_130308132VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: USS Monitor sailors
Remains of USS Monitor sailors interred at Arlington National Cemetery
151st anniversary of Battle of Hampton Roads
The remains of two unknown USS Monitor sailors, recovered by NOAA and the U.S. Navy in 2002 from the ship’s gun turret, were buried today, with full military honors, at Arlington...
2001_VA_Arlington_Vet_01111126VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Veterans Day (2001) @ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Folks included Dick Cheney, Bo Derek, Bob Dole, and Norman Mineta.
2005_VA_Arlington_Persh_05111162VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Veterans Day (2005) @ Pershing Memorial (Military Order of the World Wars)
2005_VA_Arlington_Vet_05111138VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Veterans Day (2005) @ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Folks included Dick and Lynne Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, Carlos Gutierrez, and Norman Mineta.
2008_VA_Arlington_Persh_081111185VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Veterans Day (2008) @ Pershing Memorial (Military Order of the World Wars) w/Frank Buckles
Each Veterans Day, for over a half century, the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) has conducted an International Memorial Service honoring General of the Armies John J. “Blackjack” Pershing in Arlington National Cemetery. In attendance and laying a wreath will be representatives from the Allied...
2008_VA_Arlington_Vet_081111184VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Veterans Day (2008) @ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Events in sequence:
- Procession of Colors
- Prayer -- Chaplain Keith Ethridge
- Pledge of Allegiance -- Michael L. McCoy, Sr.
- Introduction of Guests -- Bo Derek (mistress of ceremonies)
- Welcoming Remarks -- Michael L. McCoy, Sr.
- Introduction of Guest Speaker -- James Peake (Secretary...
2008_VA_Arlington_USCG_08111164VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Veterans Day (2008) @ US Coast Guard memorial
Department of Home Land Security Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider and Vice Admiral Vivian Crea led the services at the Coast Guard Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
2013_VA_Arlington_Vet_131111191VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Veterans Day (2013) @ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Musical Prelude: Major Michael Willen, United States Air Force Band
Prayer for Veterans: Chaplain Michael J. Pollitt, Director, VA Chaplain Service
Pledge of Allegiance: Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Introduction of Guests: Mr. Marvin Cornish, Master of Ceremonies
Welcome Remarks: Mr. Harold...
2006_VA_Funeral_06071189VA -- Arlington Natl Cemetery -- Ceremony: Warren Stevens funeral
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
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...
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_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...
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.
2003_WV_Harpers_Flood_03092042WV -- Harpers Ferry NHP -- Exterior Shots -- Flood Watch
Hurricane Isabel had already knocked my power off (and it would remain off for 5+ days). In Alexandria, Annapolis, and Baltimore, they had flooding. One place that seems to flood with regularity is Harpers Ferry, at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. So off I went to see it myself. The...


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2017_08_24A_Miss_DC_Send2152017 Miss District of Columbia Send-Off -- Briana Kinsey to Miss America Pageant @ Gallery Place Residences
Miss America Send Off Party Help us send Briana Kinsey off to Atlantic City - purchase your tickets to the Miss America Send Off Party! Each ticket includes a buffet dinner catered by Tony Cheng's Restaurant and an open bar! Come see a sneak peek of Miss DC's official (and never-before-seen) Miss Am... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_16B_SPX_Other103MD -- Bethesda -- Small Press Expo (2017) -- Other (Saturday)
Folks here include: Ben Marra, ???, Gilbert Hernandez, Evan Keeling, ???, Matt Dembicki, Jason Rodriguez, Lenora Yerkes, Eric Gordon, Sam Bosma, Steve Conley, ???, Joe Carabeo, R. Sikoryak, ???, ???, Michael Cavna, Emil Ferris, Alex Alice, Mike Rhode, Rick Banning, Eric Knisley ("Exquisite Corpse"),... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_12D2_USCHS_Freedom2104USCHS -- 2017 Freedom Award to Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Formal Presentation
Program: * Welcome: The Honorable Ronald A. Sarasin, President, US Capitol Historical Society * Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader * Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska * 2017 Freedom Award Presentation: Lin-... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_02D3_NBF_Chast55DC -- Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Roz Chast (w/Michael Cavna, Ann Telnaes, Mike Lester, then Lincoln Pierce)
Roz Chast Roz Chast is an award-winning cartoonist whose work has been published in The New Yorker, Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook and Mother Jones, among other publications. She studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received her Bachelor of Fine... (Partially reviewed)
2017_09_02D4_NBF_Peirce75DC -- Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Lincoln Peirce (w/Michael Cavna and Roz Chast)
Lincoln Peirce Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist and writer from Portland, Maine. His comic strip, “Big Nate,” was syndicated in 1991 and currently appears in over 400 newspapers, including The Washington Post, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is also the author and illu... (Partially reviewed)


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