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Military Aviation Past and Present
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Civil War Portraits: The Women of Fredericksburg
All-Day Tour
Textile historian Dixie Rettig leads a visit to Fredericksburg that provides a highly personal look at the everyday experiences of the women who resolutely survived three Union occupations, cared for the wounded, and helped rebuild the town after the South’s defeat.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Military Aviation Past and Present
All-Day Tour
Join aviator and transportation expert Scott Hercik for a high-flying day that surveys the world of high-performance aircraft with visits to the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach and Naval Air Station Oceana, a master jet base.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 7:30 AM
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: The Big-Band Pioneers
The SJMO’s big band pays tribute to the orchestra leaders, musicians, and composers who created the style that set America and the world swinging the 1930s and 40s.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Elaine de Kooning: Portraits
Members-Only: The creative vibrancy and energy of New York at the height of the abstract expressionist movement come alive in the striking, color-infused portraits of Elaine de Kooning. Sip a cocktail as you get a private, after-hours view of the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition of her works, guided by its curator Brandon Brame Fortune.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:30 PM
Say Cheese!
Conan O’Sullivan of DC’s Sona Creamery explores the long global history of cheese-making, cheese production globally and locally, and what turns a good cheese into a great one.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 6:45 PM