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Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Travel with horticulturist and Smithsonian Gardens specialist Cindy Brown to view two very different gardens with a Du Pont connection at the peak of their seasonal beauty.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM

A single shot in Ford’s Theater on an April night in 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, April 29, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Travel with horticulturist and Smithsonian Gardens specialist Cindy Brown to view two very different gardens with a Du Pont connection at the peak of their seasonal beauty.

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Explore the creative synergies between architecture and design as you spend two fascinating days in New York City and Connecticut in a tour led by architecture and urban studies specialist William Keene.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Relive crucial events of the Civil War as you explore some of the battles nearest to the Federal District with historian Ed Bearss.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM

The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia reflects an ongoing interplay of human, ecological, geological, cultural, and technological forces that span hundreds of millennia. Join environmental and cultural-history interpreter Hayden Mathews as he tells the valley’s rich story.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:30 AM

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.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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.

Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Stunning spring vistas, vintage locomotives, and West Virginia history are on the itinerary for a weekend spent riding the Cass Scenic Railroad and other mountain routes.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:30 AM

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.

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Get a close-up look at some innovative area sites that reflect a growing eco-conscious trend when you spend a day several stories above street level with Bill Keene, a lecturer in history, urban studies, and architecture.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer lead a tour of Pennsylvania sites associated with Goerge Washington’s role in the French and Indian War, a conflict against which his early military career played out.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Distinctive Chesapeake Bay history and traditions are woven into the daily life of Tilghman’s Island and charming St. Michaels. Local historian Hayden Matthews provides a guide to them during a summer day spent near—and on—the water.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Distinctive Chesapeake Bay history and traditions are woven into the daily life of Tilghman’s Island and charming St. Michaels. Local historian Hayden Matthews provides a guide to them during a summer day spent near—and on—the water.

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