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Lunchtime Lecture Series: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park

September 24th, 2016

Lunchtime Lecture Series: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
Event on 2016-10-05 12:00:00
Come learn more about the National Park Service’s role as warden of historical locations. This Wednesday lunchtime lecture series spotlights several Park Service sites in greater Washington, DC that reflect significant people and places associated with African American history.
Robert T. Parker, superintendent of Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, will evoke the life and times of the woman who risked her life on the Underground Railroad rescuing African Americans from slavery and scouted for the Union Army during the Civil War. The National Historical Park is located in Cambridge, Maryland.

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Historical Monuments in Kerala to visit in your Kerala tour

August 22nd, 2016

India is among one of the rare and unique countries in the world, those have ancient history of old civilizations and cultures, which range through a long centuries. The evidence from the remains of ancient monuments in different parts of India. Kerala is a beautiful state at the southern part of India and has an old history of trading to ancient civilizations like Romans, Chinese, and Egyptians etc. The monuments in Kerala are the living examples; those are helping to explore the history of Kerala and India. These monuments are attracting a large number of tourists for a tour to Kerala from all over the world and offer a great help to understand about the ancient civilizations and their culture and traditions.

Here are some monuments in Kerala to visit in your Kerala tours that is giving light to rare and unique architectural ability of old people and knowledge about their social systems.

Jewish Synagogue

This monument is a great example to the hospitality of Kerala people from the ancient time to accept the people and culture from anywhere of the world. The migration of Jewish refugees to Kerala started from BC and in 4th century, a Hindu ruler named Bhaskara Ravivarmman issued copper plates to a leader of Jewish community in Kodungallore, to agree their settlement. Jews built a Synagogue and a clock tower in 1568. The floor of the Synagogue paved with hand painted willow pattern tiles brought from China and crystal chandeliers and carved wood with blue and white ceramic tiles used to decorate its interiors. The copper plates from Bhaskara Ravivarman are the most important relics on the synagogue.

Padmanabhapuram Palace

It is a magnificent wooden palace, built in the 16th century by Travancore rulers. This palace situated 54 km from Thiruvananthapuram. The antique interiors of the Padmanabhapuram Palace are replete with intricate rosewood carvings and sculptured décor. This is one of the best examples of the traditional wooden architecture of Kerala and an enticing place for the lovers of ancient

art and architecture. In the Palace, the visitors can also see the 17th and 18th century murals, carved mahogany ceiling, Belgian mirror, Pictures of Lord Krishna, secret underground passages, colored mica windows, four poster medicinal bed and more.

Bolghatty Palace 

It is located at the Bolghatty Island near Cochin Town and is an important heritage monument in Kerala. Dutch built this beautiful palace in 1744 and that time it served as the residence of Dutch Governor. After their war failure to British East India Company, this palace turned to be the residence of the British Rulers. Now this two storied palace is a luxury accommodation to the tourists and has an excelled environment with most modern facilities.

The monuments are built for the future generations and saying the stories about our forefathers. The specialty of Kerala is not only contoured between axioms of lush green nature, sky reflecting backwaters and lakes, ayurveda and martial art. By a Kerala tour will leave you a marvel at the monuments; those are examples of how a thought can be expressed in azoic stones of countryside.

 

Manju Chandra is providing valuable information on Kerala tours, kerala tour operators, kerala tour packages, etc. For more information visit to www.keralatour.us .

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What’s a good historical American piece of architecture?

October 28th, 2013

Question by vsweet2_me: What’s a good historical American piece of architecture?
I need to make a project for school and I need some suggestions on historical architectures. I would love to make something unique, not what everybody does such as the Washington Monument. Please share any good ideas!!

Best answer:

Answer by Robbo_op_98
– Falling Water by Frank Llyod Wright
– The WTC towers. They were actually a modern marvel when they were designed and built. They allowed for optium office space in little area.

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What hotels in Washington DC have historical significance?

August 16th, 2013

Question by goldiepepe: What hotels in Washington DC have historical significance?
I know Watergate is currently closed, and Washington Hilton (where Reagan was shot in front of) is very expensive. Anything else? I want to stay in a hotel of historical significance when I go in the fall.

Best answer:

Answer by DON W
Here’s a list of hotels that have identified themselves as historic. The best known is the Mayflower:

http://www.historichotels.org/washingtondchotels

I’d add the Willard to the list–and would put it at the top of the list. Abraham Lincoln visited there. The last conference to try to avert the Civil War was held there. It’s not the same building, but the current Willard is at the same location and traces itself to the old Willard.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_InterContinental_Washington

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Historical Road Trip to President Barack H. Obama 2013 Inauguration

December 31st, 2012

Historical Road Trip to President Barack H. Obama 2013 Inauguration
Event on 2013-01-19 15:00:00

 

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Historical Road Trip to President Barack H. Obama

2013 Presidential Inauguration

"Let's celebrate 4 more years!!!!"


President Barack H. Obama 2013 Inauguration Celebration and public swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013 on the National Mall at the White House.


 

 In 2009 an estimated 1.8 million people attended the 2009 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama!  Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of history as it is being made. 

The 2013 Presidential Inauguration is estimated to be a record turn out! Plan ahead and join us for a MONUMENTAL HISTORICAL ROAD TRIP TO THE WHITE HOUSE FOR THE 2013 INAUGURATION SWEARING IN CEREMONY AND PARADE!


Road Trip Information

All Chartered Buses will depart from 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenue on Sunday, January 20th at 10pm and arrive in Washington DC on the morning of Monday, January 21st at 5am. All buses depart Washington, DC  at 6pm and return to New York on the evening of Monday, January 21st at 10pm.


Itinerary

Saturday, January 19, 2013  

3pm to 8pm: 4 Years More Celebration Dinner for President H. Barack (Private event for those attending Inauguration)

 

Sunday, January 20, 2013 

10:00pm: Board Buses Parked in front of Manhattan Plaza Parking 427 West 42nd Street (Between 9th and 10th Avenue)

11:00pm Buses depart from 42nd Street towards Washington, DC


Monday, January 21, 2013 

5:00am: Buses arrive and park at RFK Stadium

8:15am: Board Shuttle Buses/Metro to RFK Stadium to National Mall 

12:00pm: Presidential Swearing In Ceremony 

2:00pm: Free Time – There Will Be Places To Get Some Lunch & Warm Up A Bit

3:00pm: Presidential Inaugural Parade, Along Pennsylvania Avenue 

5:00pm: Board Shuttle Buses or Metro to JFK Stadium 

6:00pm: Buses Depart RFK Stadium towards New York City

10:00pm: Buses estimated arrival in New York City 


Bus Roundtrip Ticket Prices

Early Bird Special .00 per seat reservation available now through December 31, 2012. Starting January 1, 2013 price goes up to .00 per seat reservation. All seats non-refundable unless event is cancelled.

Group Discounts: .00 each person in groups of 4 or more people. All seats non-refundable unless event is cancelled.


 Complimentary Refreshments on all buses.


Reserve your seat, Book Today, Don't Delay!

 

 For more information call 646-359-5562

 

Prohibited Items (The Obvious)

No firearms (real or simulated)
No mace or pepper spray
No fireworks or other explosives
No animals other than service animals
No knives, blades, box cutters or sharp objects
No pocket or hand tools such as the “Leatherman”

Security screeners have the power to prohibit any items that may pose a threat to the security of the event.

 

On the Mall

No tents or that includes no camping out

No glass bottles

No alcohol


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Very Important Note: The Inaugural Committee is formed following the election. Specific details are determined just weeks before the event.  A detailed itinerary will be emailed as security details and public participation details are released. 

After November 6, 2012, all rates are non-refundable.  We reserve the right to remove any person being unruly or overly negative during the bus trip.  We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Special travel arrangements have to be made in advance of the Inauguration to ensure entry into the DC area.  Prices are subject to change based on availability of bus transportation.

 

Due to the high volume of attendees, security requirements will be determined on a changing basis.  We reserve the right to adjust travel arrangements according to security guidelines as needed.

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National Christmas Tree Lighting ? Historical Background

June 13th, 2011

National Christmas Tree Lighting ? Historical Background

On December 24, 1913 in the East Plaza of the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Community Christmas Tree was lit for the first time.  A crowd of about twenty thousand attended the occasion. President Marine Band performed and was accompanied by a chorus of one thousand singers.  The event was organized by Woodrow Wilson and the Vice President, Thomas Marshal.

In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge lit the Community Christmas Tree on the Ellipse, exactly south of the White House.  The Christmas tree was given by Middlebury College in the President’s home state of Vermont.  Though Calvin Coolidge refused to speak at the event, he switches the light of the tree.  The organizers later announced the tree to be the “National Christmas Tree.”

A live Christmas tree makes a wonderful holiday decoration in any home.  For those of us who choose to display a live Christmas tree, artificial will never do!  The smell of a live Christmas tree is wonderful and it brings out the Christmas spirit in all of us.  Your live Christmas tree will be hand selected and cut fresh upon order, and will be carefully packaged and shipped right to you.  Purchasing a live Christmas tree has never been so easy.

From the middle age traditions, the Christmas tree history moves from evergreen trees being decorated outdoors to the trees moved indoors but undecorated, to indoor trees decorated and lit. The first trees indoors were also hung upside down. 16th-century Germany fir trees were decorated, indoors and out, with apples, roses, gilded candies, and colored paper. This tradition is getting closer to the Christmas tree traditions we currently practice.

In 17th century, Christmas tree was decorated with apples, nuts and strips of red paper. That was when the royal families began to hold the idea of a Christmas tree. It took some years for the Christmas tree tradition to be accepted in the United States. In 1856, President Franklin Pierce first introduced the Christmas tree to the White House. President Calvin Coolidge first lit the, now famous, national Christmas tree in 1923 on the White House lawn. In 1979 President Jimmy Carter only lit the crowning star on top of the National Christmas Tree to honor American hostages.

Today people celebrate Christmas by decorating their trees with various types of lights and ornaments. There are beautiful themed Christmas trees with flowers, ribbons, ornaments and lights. Today we also have a huge number of choices as to whether we want a real or artificial tree, whether it is pre lit, what type of tree, what size of a tree, and so on. There are artificial trees now being made that look and feel so real that you need to wear gloves to put them together. These trees also offer options that are pre-lit with white and colored lights that can change depending on what button you press on your remote. A tree with a remote is a Christmas tree every man needs.

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Ford’s Theatre: National historic Site (National Park Service Historical Handbook)

May 21st, 2011

Ford’s Theatre: National historic Site (National Park Service Historical Handbook)

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Popular Historical Attractions in Washington DC

February 7th, 2011
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Popular Historical Attractions in Washington DC

The White House

Washington, DC’s most iconic landmark, the White House is the official office and home of the President of the United States and the cabinet. The flagship of American government, the White House is a complex of three buildings, with the original residence housing the president’s home and rooms for official ceremonies and entertaining. Tour The Blue Room, East Room, Green Room, Red Room, and State Dining Room, and end enjoy its architectural beauty and significant history.

Lincoln Memorial

A shrine for President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial is one of the most profound and powerful symbols of American. This National Historic Landmark is in the form of a Greek Doric temple, with a massive sculpture of Lincoln beneath inscriptions of two of his immortal speeches. Inspired by the spirit of President Lincoln’s vision and passion, the memorial was the site of Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

Washington Monument

Honoring their nation’s first President, the Washington Monument celebrates the illustrious leadership of President George Washington, who led the country to independence. One of the oldest attractions in Washington, the 555-foot white marble and granite Egyptian obelisk shaped monument captures the imagination and ideals of people from across the globe. The commemorative stones in the monument’s stairwell come from every state in the Union. Open: 9:00 am to 4:45 pm daily.

Dupont Circle

Centered around a lively urban park and the white marble Dupont Memorial Fountain, Dupont Circle is a vibrant, cosmopolitan neighborhood with Washington, DC’s finest art museums, historic mansions, unique bookstores, hip restaurants and cool art galleries. The beautiful park attracts picnickers, sunbathers, strollers, cyclists, chess players, and tourists who enjoy the open space in the heart of the city. Stroll through Dupont Circle to find trendy restaurants, bars, galleries and bookstores.

 

If you would like to stay central to a lot of these attractions and enjoy one of the luxury hotels in Washington The Doyle Collection have one situated in the Dupont Circle making you central to a lot the finer attractions Washington has. The Dupont Hotel is within easy walking distance of leafy, European-style avenues with their embassies, caf̩s and bookshops. It is the perfect base from which to explore the history of this great city Рand to enjoy its vibrant and hip social scene.

 

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CHEAP AIRFARE DEALS TO A Historical Place WASHINGTON, D.C

January 26th, 2011

CHEAP AIRFARE DEALS TO A Historical Place WASHINGTON, D.C

Being the capital of the United States of America, there’s just no way possible that you’ll not find a cheap flight to Washington, D.C. Every airline worth its wings offers both exclusive as well as cheap airfare deals to the most significant city around. Apart from being important historically, the city has tones and tones of enriching experiences to offer. Talking of experiences, the city has both free or nearly-free attractions as well as indulgent moments in great abundance, you just have to choose among the two. Museums with no admission charge, art galleries and exhibition centers with free entry timings, performing arts venues with nominal fee admissions, Washington, D.C. is as good a budget vacation destination as it is an expensive one.
While in the city, it goes without saying that you visit landmarks like U.S Capitol, the Pentagon, the White House, African American Civil War Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Custis-Lee Mansion, Bureau of Engraving and Painting, and John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. What makes for an excellent way to enjoy the ins and outs of the city is through guided tours and group excursions, they’ll certainly enrich your personal knowledge bank a lot more. Washington, D.C. is not just about monuments, memorials, museums and other historical buildings. You get to enjoy many vast and varied lively encounters out here, including national parks and gardens, zoos and aquariums, entertainment avenues and shopping areas. The city is no less eventful during the night as it is during sunlight, courtesy its various restaurants, both fancy and modest, cool pubs and bars, dazzling discotheques and other party places, elaborate lounges and roadside cafes. Washington, D.C. is dotted with accommodation options of all types. Choose among a variety of luxurious lodging, cheap hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday homes, guesthouses, youth hostels, and apartments-on-rent.

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