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Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Mark Historic Garden Week on Virginia’s Eastern Shore by visiting some of the area’s most impressive waterfront homes and gardens in a tour led by Cindy Brown of Smithsonian Gardens.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM

In a daylong celebration of this historic port, transportation expert Scott Hercik takes you aboard a WWII-era troop ship and the world’s first nuclear-powered merchant ship as you explore Baltimore’s rich maritime heritage.

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Escape to a serene and verdant oasis at the tip of modern Manhattan. A day at the Cloisters immerses you in the architectural and artistic glories of medieval Europe.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Rail historian Joe Nevin leads a visit to sites including Horseshoe Curve and the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum as he evokes the heyday of the city that served as the construction hub of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Environmental historian and storyteller Hayden Mathews leads visits to three Calvert County sites as he interprets the rich and complex narrative of how the Mid-Atlantic region evolved over the millennia.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM

A single shot in Ford’s Theater on an April night 1865 set off a dramatic chain of events, one of the most sensational of which was John Wilkes Booth’s flight from Washington. Civil War historian Ed Bearss traces his path from the District to Maryland to the Virginia barn where he met his death.

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Architectural historian Bill Keene opens the doors to three examples of Wright’s organic domestic architecture on an overnight tour to the scenic Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.

Friday, June 6, 2014 at 6:45 PM

You know Ed Bearss as an indefatigable Civil War tour guide, but that’s just one aspect of this remarkable man. Join director David Currey and Ed at a screening of a new documentary portrait of a man for whom a love of history has always been way of life.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Jerrell's Mill, Anderson's Ford, Beaver Dam Station, and Ground Squirrel Bridge may be among the Civil War’s lesser-known battle sites, but in May 1984, they were some of the locations where Union and Confederate cavalry troops clashed as they made their way to a final confrontation at the Battle of Yellow Tavern. Historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer retrace the campaign.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Get a new perspective on the tragic events of April 15, 1865, as Anthony S. Pitch leads a history walk through Civil War-era Washington based on his book They Have Killed Papa Dead! The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Get a new perspective on the tragic events of April 15, 1865, as Anthony S. Pitch leads a history walk through Civil War-era Washington based on his book They Have Killed Papa Dead! The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Friday, June 13, 2014 at 9:15 AM

More and more commercial, educational, and residential structures are turning often-neglected space into innovative green roofs. Get a close-up look at some area sites that reflect this growing trend when you spend a fascinating day several stories above street level with Bill Keene, a lecturer in history, urban studies, and architecture.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM

A single shot in Ford’s Theater on an April night 1865 set off a dramatic chain of events, one of the most sensational of which was John Wilkes Booth’s flight from Washington. Civil War historian Ed Bearss traces his path from the District to Maryland to the Virginia barn where he met his death.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Visit two of the area’s most intriguing and significant private collections—from both the standpoints of art and architecture—when you spend the day exploring Glenstone in suburban Potomac and the Kreeger Museum in Upper Northwest Washington with art historian Ursula Wolfman.

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

All aboard for an exciting three-day rail journey through West Virginia’s breathtaking mountain scenery led by railroad historian Joe Nevin

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Get a new perspective on the tragic events of April 15, 1865, as Anthony S. Pitch leads a history walk through Civil War-era Washington based on his book They Have Killed Papa Dead! The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM

In May 1864, a series of bloody conflicts near Virginia’s Spotsylvania Court House interrupted Grant’s advance on the Confederate capital. Civil War historian Ed Bearss covers a number of the area’s battle sites, including the aptly named Bloody Angle, which saw some the war’s most ferocious sustained combat.

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