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    Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits

    National Museum of African American History and Culture senior curator William Pretzer gave a tour of exhibits that cover the period from 1877 through the Civil Rights era.

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    Piscataway Park

    Lisa Hayes talked about the history of Piscataway Park, the Native American Piscataway tribal lands, and the visitors' experience. Piscataway Park in Accokeek, Maryland, sits directly across the…

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    Slavery and Freedom Exhibit

    Museum specialist and co-curator Mary Elliott gave a tour of the “Slavery & Freedom: 1400-1877” exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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    Tudor Place Historic House

    Grant Quertermous gave a tour of Tudor Place, the former home of Thomas Peter and his wife, Martha Parke Custis Peter, the granddaughter of Martha Washington. Six generations of the Peter…

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    Political Career of President Gerald Ford

    Don Holloway gave a tour of some of the newly updated exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Mr. Holloway spoke about Gerald Ford’s life after college and how World War II changed…

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    Early Life of President Gerald Ford

    Don Holloway gave a tour of exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Holloway shared stories from Gerald Ford’s childhood, including those about his…

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    National Law Enforcement Museum

    Rebecca Looney and Sarah Haggerty talked about about the National Law Enforcement Museum and the collections which tell the story of law enforcement history. The National Law Enforcement…

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    Second Bank Portrait Gallery

    Karie Diethorn gave a tour of the portrait gallery of the Second Bank of the United States and showed a selection of works by Charles Willson Peale. Located between the Museum of the…

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    Museum of the American Revolution Archaeology

    Rebecca Yamin and Scott Stephenson showed a selection of artifacts discovered during the construction of the new museum in Philadelphia. The objects were excavated from a former privy pit…

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    History of Union Station

    Union Station Redevelopment Corporation president and CEO Beverley Swaim-Staley gave a tour of the station and talked about its history. Architect John Bowie also talked about the original…

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    Woodrow Wilson and World War I

    Executive Director Robert Enholm leads a tour of World War I objects in President Woodrow Wilson’s Washington, D.C., home. President Wilson retired in 1921 after leaving the White House.…

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    Women in Congress, Part 1

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and Curator Farar Elliott presented artifacts and photographs related to and talked about the history of women in the U.S. House of…

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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 2

    Doran Cart gave a tour of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City and spoke about objects related to America’s role in what was then called the “Great War.” The United…

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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 1

    Matthew Naylor gave a tour of and talked about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, built to preserve the history of what was at the time called “The Great War” and to honor the…

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    Carpenters' Hall

    Roger Moss gave a tour of the building that served as the meeting place of the First Continental Congress in 1774. It was also the former home to Ben Franklin’s Library Company, the…

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    General Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg

    Jim Lighthizer and Garry Adelman gave a tour of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Gettysburg headquarters and talked about the property’s history and restoration. The Civil War Trust, a…

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    Virginia Capitol Building

    Mark Greenough gave a tour of Virginia’s capitol building, home to the oldest elected legislative body in the Western Hemisphere. The state’s capitol moved to Richmond in 1785, and Thomas Jefferson is credited…

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    World War I Combat Artists

    Archives volunteer Jan Hodges showed drawings by eight World War I combat artists. The National Archives in College Park, Maryland, houses hundreds of photos of artwork created during World…

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    Japanese American National Museum

    Bill Shishima gave a tour of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Mr. Shishima was born in Little Tokyo in 1930 and spent three years at Heart Mountain Relocation Center…

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    "Amending America" Exhibit

    Christine Blackerby and Jennifer Johnson gave a tour of the National Archives “Amending America” exhibit that marks the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights on…

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