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Museums In Washington Dc

November 17th, 2015

Washington DC is a city that houses numerous museums. Museums are very important the main heritage of a nation hence Washington DC has a very rich heritage. The main of this museums that are present in The international Spy museum, Washington DC are the Holocaust Memorial Museum, The National Air and area Museum, The nationwide Museum of Natural History, Bead Museum, the National Museum of African Art, The nationwide Museum associated with United states Indian, American Art Museum together with National Building Museum. The usa Holocaust Memorial Museum is self directed museum which has many photos and pictures associated with the Holocaust. It has two crucial halls; the hallway of Faces plus the Hall of Remembrance. The Hall of Faces provides the photographs of several Jews who died within the holocaust some seventy years back. People light candles and gives prayers for the dead in Hall of remembrance.

Global Spy Museum exhibits all the things and techniques which can be employed by the intelligence agencies to learn the crime. It is not just a good display the residents but also a good learning institute the students who’re preparing a lifetime career in this field. They could look at the product and see the way the cleverness agencies have progressed and enhanced in the last few years and also the techniques which were utilized long ago. he nationwide Air and Space Museum is a delicacy for all the folks who are thinking about the room exploration or are taking part in it in their lives. The museum provides the models plus the images of several aircrafts dating back to from the age of Wright brothers till now. The museum contains many models of the US aircrafts which were used in the entire world Wars. Also lots of the brand new aircrafts such as the F-16 are on display. More over the museum offers the style of 1st room ship that carried Neil Armstrong toward moon and started the battle of area research. There are many other activities in museum like area ships, submarines, astronaut’s space matches and others.

The management has tried their degree far better display all kind of aircrafts that are within the entire world within or outside America. The Bead Museum is a tiny museum that exhibits some of the first class jewelry and gems. It is called after the beads because a big assortment of the wonderful real beads is present right here. It is developed to encourage the job of artisans who’ve worked for many years to deliver stunning jewellery to the people at large. The museum contains both recent additionally the ancient ornaments. Nationwide Museum of African art contains fine number of dolls, jewelry and Baskets. The National Museum of Natural History contains a great number of the animals. The American Art museum houses a really big collection of the paintings of the world renowned performers. Art lovers from all over the globe come and praise the work of good musician.

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Washington Monument (Monuments Memorials Museums)

July 5th, 2014

Michael Lemley presents information on the Washington Monument located on The National Mall in Washington DC. This video is apart of the Monuments, Memorials…
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Washington DC Smithsonian Museums

November 23rd, 2013 Washington DC Smithsonian Museums.
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What are the top museums, libraries, concert halls, attractions in Chicago?

June 9th, 2013

Question by Z ?: What are the top museums, libraries, concert halls, attractions in Chicago?
I’m going to UChicago for undergrad! Woot woot! And before I go to orientation I want to spend a week or more exploring the city and getting myself familiar with my new 4 year home.

Does anybody know the must see places in Chicago for an incoming freshman? Thanks everyone!

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Answer by Michael B
Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Chicago History Museum, Wrigley Field, US Cellular Field, United Center, Allstate Arena, Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, The Lakefront, Buckingham Fountain, Lou Malnati’s for pizza, Mr. Beef on Orleans for
Italian Beef, Superdawg for Chicago Style Hot Dogs…

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Q&A: What monuments & museums are the best in Washington DC ?

June 28th, 2012

Question by Caitlyn.<3: What monuments & museums are the best in Washington DC ?
We will be there for 3 days, & were trying to get in the best stugg.
so far, we have internatinal spy museum,
smitsonian air & space museum,
Crime & Puishment museum,
US Holocaust museum,
& maybe Ford’s theatre.
what monumnets are the best to see ?
& any good museums we don’t have yet ?

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Answer by geoffrey m
Make sure to take a trip out to the Udvar Hazy center, it is the new museum for the Air and Space museum. it has the Concorde, b-29 enola gay, the space shuttle and the sr71 blackbird in it. It is located out by Dulles Airport.

Go see the Vietnam Memorial
Korean War Memorial
The National Archives- thats where the Declaration of Independance is located.
The National Art Gallery
Lincoln Memorial
American history Museum– the cotton gin,archie bunker’s chair and Fonzies jacket are there
Museum of Natural Science–dinosaurs and diamonds
And of course go see the Capital Building, they give tours all day long every day, and if congress is not in session you can even go into the Senate Chamber, Representative Cahmber and so forth.

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Washington DC Smithsonian Museums

June 9th, 2012
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According to their website, there are 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo. Most are scattered around Washington DC. Together they comprise one of the finest collection of museums in the world.

Ten of the museums are located right on or near the National Mall. They are strung out for about a mile on both sides of the Mall between the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument. You’ll do a lot of walking within the museums too, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Remember that the hop-on-hop-off buses are an option for getting around to the different museums. There is food available in several of the buildings.

The iconic building of the Smithsonian Museum is the “Castle”. This red sandstone building was the Smithsonian’s first building. It’s centrally located on the Mall. There really isn’t much to see here, but it’s a good place to start because it’s the Information Center for all the museums.

One of the most visited of all the museums is the National Air and Space Museum. It displays many historic aircraft and spacecraft. There are full scale models of a Lunar Lander and rockets. The Imax Theater offers different films on flight several times a day. If you like airplanes, get out to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia. There are many more aircraft out here.

Another favorite is the National Museum of Natural History. It is well loved for its dinosaur exhibit and for the room full of precious stones including the legendary Hope Diamond. If you want to give your kids a real thrill, check into a Smithsonian Sleepover. You’ll see the movie, “Night at the Museum”, get to explore the museum, and sleep with dinosaurs!

The National Museum of American History is the one that offers proof for the saying “The Smithsonian is America’s attic.” It’s in the museum that you will find the “Star Spangled Banner.” You’ll find such diverse exhibits as inaugural gowns worn by President’s wives all the way to steam trains. You’ll also find Kermit the Frog and ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the “Wizard of Oz”.

The National Gallery of Art contains a great collection of Western European and American paintings. The Freer and Sackler Galleries have Asian art and American art with an Asian influence. The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a collection of modern art. Next to the building is an outdoor sculpture garden.

Visit the National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of the American Indian to see and learn about the history of the native peoples of the Americas.

There is a National Portrait Gallery, an American Art Museum, a National Postal Museum and the National Zoo.

The National Archives Building is also on the Mall, but it is not a Smithsonian Museum. The Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom is the permanent home of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the U.S. and the Bill of Rights.

The Smithsonian Museums are open every day of the year except they are closed on Christmas Day. They are open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 in the winter. Most stay open until 6:30 or 7:30 in the summer. Check the Smithsonian website for details. Admission is free making visits to the Smithsonian a great bargain.

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The Barnum Museum, One of the Great New England Museums

May 24th, 2012

Phineas Taylor Barnum was arguably the greatest showman of all time. He had a knack for finding and exhibiting unusual people, animals and a range of oddities, some of them hoaxes, such as the Feejee Mermaid.

While the Barnum & Bailey Circus continues as a living testament to his talent for promotion, he was also a politician and journalist and enormously influential both here in the U.S. and in Europe during the 19th century. He could tomanipulate the press in ways that render today’s spin doctors inept hacks.

P.T. Barnum, as he was best known, was born in Bethel, Connecticut on July 5, 1810. After his father’s death in 1826, rural life faded as his ideal, and he was drawn to the city lights of Brooklyn, New York, where he worked for a short time as a store clerk.

His own fascination with curiosities, strange and bizarre, convinced him that his contemporaries of the era would be likewise captivated, so he set out to make collecting and displaying peculiarities his career. His reading of the sentiments of the times was right on, and people gathered in large numbers at the various venues he built, in particular, the American Museum in New York.

The first of his endeavors involved Joice Heth, whom he billed as “The Greatest Natural & National Curiosity in the World.”

Telling those interested that the story-telling, African American woman was 161 years old, he convinced his audiences that, as a slave, she had tended to a young George Washington.

When a prominent physician pared back her true age to 80 after her autopsy, Barnum insisted that her body was a fake and that she was still performing elsewhere.

In 1841, Barnum founded and built the American Museum in the heart of “Old New York City.” It comprised an eclectic blend of sensational and gaudy attractions, including Tom Thumb and the Feejee Mermaid, natural history with exhibits displaying taxidermy and menageries, and art, wax figures and a Lecture Room and theatre in which Shakespeare was performed.

To many historians and social scientists, the American Museum was the bedrock of New York’s urban evolution.

Remarkably perceptive of the changing demographics of the city and the confluence of different cultures, Barnum adjusted the exhibits, shows and educational materials to accommodate different cultures and tastes as well as each strata of the social classes of the times. There was literally something for everyone.

The public response was almost as varied as the museum’s diversity. Some loved the museum/theatre and some were appalled by it.

The flames of that outrage were fanned by Barnum’s support of temperance, and on July 13, 1865, the American Museum was burned to the ground. It has never been determined who set the fire. He subsequently built a new museum further uptown, which also burned down.

He is perhaps best known, however, for two special finds: Tom Thumb and Jenny Lind.

It was in 1842 that he discovered Charles Sherwood Stratton, whom he dubbed Tom Thumb, a man who stood only 25 inches tall and weighed a mere 15 pounds at age 11.

Barnum invested two years in training Tom to sing, dance and mime, then embarked on a world tour with his tiny friend who performed for fascinated domestic and European audiences, including royalty and Abraham Lincoln. Tom Thumb became a “must see” in the American Museum.

Jenny Lind, whom Barnum called “The Swedish Nightingale” was a musical prodigy. She could play the piano at age four and developed an extraordinary singing voice, which she amply demonstrated to the influential and political, including President Millard Fillmore, General Winfield Scott, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Washington Irving and others.

The Barnum & Bailey Circus, which he dubbed “The greatest show on earth” is his most enduring legacy.

Mixing politics with his passion for the bizarre enabled Barnum to serve a one-year term as mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and he served two terms in the Connecticut legislature.

The Barnum Museum is an excellent chronicle of the life and times of Phineas Taylor Barnum and very much worth a visit.

Jim Hyde, an author, award-winning writer and syndicated columnist, is editor and co-owner with his wife, Terry, of a top-ranked New England Website, NewEnglandTimes.Com, which covers travel, tourism, real estate and lifestyles. For more information about this Great New England museum, as well as articles on other New England museums go to

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Washington DC Museums and Monuments

April 1st, 2012

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What is a cool hotel in Washington DC by museums?

March 8th, 2011

Question by DeeMaster: What is a cool hotel in Washington DC by museums?
Hotel close to the action with a younger crowd. Close to museums, food and fun?

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Answer by js adams : blk w/ bear
You might be interested in those boutique hotels located around Dupont Circle and Logan Circle; near the White House and National Mall; and near Union Station: W Washington DC; Rouge; Hotel Helix; Topaz; Madera; Hotel George; Palomar; and Monaco.

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Princeton, New Jersey ? a Charming Town With Upscale Shops, Restaurants, Museums, Theatre, and a Prestigious Ivy League University

February 11th, 2011

Princeton, New Jersey ? a Charming Town With Upscale Shops, Restaurants, Museums, Theatre, and a Prestigious Ivy League University

Princeton, NJ, home of the prestigious and wealthy Princeton University, offers much more than the typical “College Town”. It has a picturesque vibrant downtown, with upscale shops, restaurants, businesses, theatre, and places of historical interest.

The town not only gets it’s tempo from college students, but because of its location midway between Philadelphia and New York, 55 miles southwest of New York City, it draws visitors from those cities who come to Princeton for its charm, educational, historical interest, and entertainment activities.

Princeton also has wide appeal as a place to live, named #15 of the top 100 towns in the United States to Live and Work In by Money Magazine in 2005.

Princeton is deep rooted with historical heritage. In 1777, George Washington led the American patriots against General Cornwallis’s British forces in the Battle of Princeton. Later in 1783, the Continental Congress met in the university’s Nassau Hall, convening here when news came that the peace treaty between Britain and America had been signed. This same structure later served as a temporary capital for the new nation while DC was being established.

Princeton is especially attractive in the summer and the autumn months, when its tree-lined streets, many of them over 100 years old, manicured lawns, flowers, walks, and hedges, and mansions are all in harmony with nature.

Palmer Square, located in the heart of downtown Princeton, is a charming collection of shops, restaurants, offices, and residences surrounding the Town Green and the historic Nassau Inn. Built in 1937, Palmer Square was designed with colonial-style buildings of brick, stone, wood, and stucco that complement the architecture of the University.

Princeton has been the setting of several motion pictures, most notably the Academy Award-winning A Beautiful Mind about the schizophrenic mathematician John Nash. The 1994 film I.Q., featuring Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, and Walter Matthau as Albert Einstein, was also set in Princeton.

America’s best minds have been visiting and meeting in Princeton for over 200 years, from the first sessions of the Continental Congress, to Albert Einstein, to today’s high-tech conventions. The flourishing Princeton Region continues to be the choice of people who want to experience American history in a picturesque and charming and high tech region.

The Princeton area offers variety of good restaurants and more than 5100 guest rooms; accommodations are available with appeal to families, historians, and business’ travelers — from luxury hotels to country inns.

Points of Interest

Princeton University

A coeducational private university, chartered in 1746, it is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and is one of the eight Ivy League universities. The campus has a unique charm with many stone, turrets and Gothic arches. They are wide variety of broad lawns with studying students, leaves and flora. Feel free to walk the grounds, or you can sign up to take a guided tour.


The official residence of the Governor of New Jersey and was built in 1835. Drumthwacket and the surrounding land was sold to the state in 1966 and was made into the governor’s mansion in 1982, being close to Trenton, the state capital.

Lake Carnegie

A man-made lake formed from a dam on the Millstone River in the far northeastern corner of Princeton. The Delaware and Raritan Canal and its associated tow path are situated along the eastern shore of the lake. The lake, which is privately owned, is used by the university’s rowing team. It is, however, available for public use for activities such as ice skating, fishing, and picnicking.

McCarter Theatre Center

Recognized as one of this country’s leading regional theaters, it is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts.

Princeton Battlefield State Park

On January 3, 1777, the American troops under General George Washington surprised and defeated a force of British Regulars. Coming at the end of “The Ten Crucial Days” which saw the well-known night crossing of the Delaware River and two battles in Trenton, the Battle of Princeton gave Washington his first victory against the British Regulars on the field. The battle extended over a mile away to the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). The house contains period furniture and Revolutionary War exhibits.

Herrontown Woods Arboretum

Located on 142 acres, it is open to the public every day at no cost. It contains a pine forest, over 30 species of trees, shrubs, and flowers, and walking trails.

The Bainbridge House

Home of the Historical Society of Princeton. It is a small but informative display of local history where one can find everything from pottery created by the Lenape Indians, to the area’s pre-European dwellers. The society sponsors a two-hour walking tour.

Frank Dalotto is a freelance writer and travel consultant. His specialty is writing articles about New Jersey travel, including attractions, events, and restaurant reviews. Frank works in New Jersey and is the owner and editor of New Jersey Leisure Guide and a travel consultant for Leisure Travel Mart. He is a member of ASTA (American Association of Travel Agents) and CLIA (Cruise Line International Association).

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