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Publication Spotlight: The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott

The book cover for The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott.

With her December 2015 publication, The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott, Marjorie G. Jones explores the life of the woman known as the “Audubon of Botany.”

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Preserving and Progress Discussion in DC

Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Office of Planning will host a discussion about the importance of preservation on January 26, 2016.

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D.C. Mondays at the Museum

Meet other D.C. enthusiasts, local historians, and students every Monday for D.C. Mondays at the Museum.

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Art Collection and Historic Interiors Tour in DC

Larz Anderson (1866-1937). Photo from The Library of Congress.

The lecture and tour will take place on August 16 at 2 p.m.

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Museums in Minutes: Artifacts of D.C.

Aerial view of the National Mall, Washington, D.C.  The Washington Monument is an obelisk near the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate the first U.S. president, General George Washington. The monument, made of marble, granite, and sandstone, is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk in height standing 555 feet 5 inches. Courtesy of Library of Congress.

Visit the spectacular artifacts in Washington in just one day.

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Proposals for Humanities-Art Technology Festival in DC

The proposals are due July 31, 2015 and the festival will be on September 26-27, 2015.

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Struggling to Preserve: Washington DC’s Archives and Public Records Office

Sanborn Map showing location of stables now housing the DC Archives (Library of Congress).

By Matthew B. Gilmore

Thirty years after its foundation, the DC Office of Public Records struggles to preserve the records of the District of Columbia government.

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