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Historical Landscapes: New Chapter for Historic Library

Historical Landscapes: New Chapter for Historic Library

Newly renovated Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square makes its second debut.

Historical Landscapes: A Peek at the White House

Historical Landscapes: A Peek at the White House

For one weekend only, the public can stop and smell the White House roses.

Home Life: Chasing the Dream

Home Life: Chasing the Dream

Inspired by its favorite renaissance man, Virginia has become the nation's fifth largest wine-producing state with over 190 wineries and vineyards

Historical Landscapes: From Millionaire to Embassy Row

Historical Landscapes: From Millionaire to Embassy Row

Grand mansions built for Gilded Age plutocrats are the nucleus of the capital's embassy district.

Historical Landscapes: The Hostess Wars

Historical Landscapes: The Hostess Wars

How two larger-than-life women battled it out over the punch bowls and buffet tables.

Ghosts in the House

Ghosts in the House

Spectral tales to ponder on a chilly October night.


Historical Landscapes: New Chapter for Historic Library

Historical Landscapes: New Chapter for Historic Library

26 March 2012

Newly renovated Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square makes its second debut.

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Historical Landscapes: A Peek at the White House

Historical Landscapes: A Peek at the White House

14 October 2011

For one weekend only, the public can stop and smell the White House roses.

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Home Life: Chasing the Dream

Home Life: Chasing the Dream

23 May 2011

Inspired by its favorite renaissance man, Virginia has become the nation's fifth largest wine-producing state with over 190 wineries and vineyards

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Mirror, Chrome, and Gin Fizz: Art Deco in Britain

11 February 2011

The Art Deco style epitomizes the glamour and fast times of the 20s and 30s. Up and coming design historian Emily Eerdmans will discuss highlights of British Art Deco, including the Cunard Line’s original Queen Mary, Claridge’s Hotel, Coleton Fishacre, and Eltham Palace. Emily Evans Eerdmans is an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology […]

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Civil War at Sea

28 January 2011

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 & Heritage Command will co-host the event, highlighting the U.S. Navy’s role in, and contributions to, the outcome of the war. The event will kick off with […]

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Historical Landscapes: From Millionaire to Embassy Row

Historical Landscapes: From Millionaire to Embassy Row

07 October 2010

Grand mansions built for Gilded Age plutocrats are the nucleus of the capital's embassy district.

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Historical Landscapes: The Hostess Wars

Historical Landscapes: The Hostess Wars

08 December 2009

How two larger-than-life women battled it out over the punch bowls and buffet tables.

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Historical Landscapes: Fallen Heroes

Historical Landscapes: Fallen Heroes

18 November 2009

A monument to a forgotten war’s soldiers awaits restoration on the National Mall.

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Ghosts in the House

Ghosts in the House

18 October 2009

Spectral tales to ponder on a chilly October night.

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Luxury Lobby

Luxury Lobby

01 May 2009

Washington’s famed Willard Hotel has been a political gathering place for nearly 200 years.

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The Three B’s

The Three B’s

01 March 2009

A trio of grandes dames ran Washington society for decades and left the city with three irreplaceable gifts.

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The Ghost Embassies

The Ghost Embassies

01 November 2008

Exiled diplomats from three small countries kept their hopes of freedom alive for 50 years.

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The Secret of the Cosmos

The Secret of the Cosmos

01 July 2008

The early mansion-ization of Dupont Ciricle... and how one "palace builder" avoided a gypsy's curse.

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From Such Great Heights

From Such Great Heights

01 June 2008

How Washington became skyscraper-free.

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The Value of Vision

The Value of Vision

01 April 2008

The Magnificent Plan of Pierre L'Enfant.

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The Power to See Beautifully

The Power to See Beautifully

01 March 2008

From the ashes of grief, Duncan Phillips’ “phoenix” rose.

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The Queen of the District

The Queen of the District

01 November 2007

The camera-ready Kennedys evoked the mystique of Camelot.

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The Prince of Beaux Arts

The Prince of Beaux Arts

01 October 2007

The legacy of Washington architect Jules Henri de Sibour.

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The Price of Glory

The Price of Glory

01 July 2007

The curiously similar stories of Charles Lindbergh and Cissy Patterson.

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The Misfortunes of Friendship

The Misfortunes of Friendship

01 June 2007

How the Hope Diamond came to Washington.

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The Boss of D.C.

The Boss of D.C.

01 May 2007

The rise and fall of Washington Visionary Alexander “Boss” Shepherd.

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Gallery of Riches

Gallery of Riches

01 April 2007

How an American industrialist, a British baron and a luxurious Washington apartment building all played a part in the making of the National Gallery.

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Of Castles and Condos

Of Castles and Condos

01 March 2007

Mary Foote Henderson's "castle" may be gone, but her legacy remains.

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Princess Alice

Princess Alice

01 November 2006

Razor-witted First Daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth and her Massachusetts Avenue home.

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The Ballad of Chevy Chase

The Ballad of Chevy Chase

01 October 2006

The short history of an ambitious plan to develop high-end real estate in the middle of nowhere.

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

01 September 2006

Woodrow Wilson and his post-presidency Kalorama home.

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Two Families One Roof

Two Families One Roof

01 July 2006

The story of the Hay-Adams House starts with two enterprising couples.

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It’s a Wardman

It’s a Wardman

01 June 2006

Developer Harry Wardman's properties are still highly prized.

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A Golden Era

A Golden Era

01 April 2006

The saga of the Walsh-McLean house is one the greatest rags-to-riches stories from Washington's own Gilded Age.

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