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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.

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Join Bill Keene on a morning walking tour to discover the Mall’s history, design, and architecture, from its earliest vision to the latest developments. View and compare a wide range of architectural styles from the Smithsonian Castle to the Museum of African American History and Culture, now under construction.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Join historian Gregg Clemmer and special guest Ed Bearss as they explore and interpret the most iconic fight of the Civil War in a full-day excursion.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Matisses, Modiglianis, and Monets are among the treasures found in the new downtown home of the Barnes collection. Join art historian Ursula Wolfman to view the museum’s stunning post-impressionist and early-modern works.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM

You might be surprised to learn that locations like College Park, the White House, and even the Smithsonian Castle played key roles during the earliest years of fight. Paul Glenshaw, a Wright Brothers scholar, leads a day devoted to the thrilling era when Washington—and all of America—first looked to the skies.

Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Join Bill Keene on a morning walking tour to discover the Mall’s history, design, and architecture, from its earliest vision to the latest developments. View and compare a wide range of architectural styles from the Smithsonian Castle to the Museum of African American History and Culture, now under construction.

Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Join Bill Keene on a morning walking tour to discover the Mall’s history, design, and architecture, from its earliest vision to the latest developments. View and compare a wide range of architectural styles from the Smithsonian Castle to the Museum of African American History and Culture, now under construction.

Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Matisses, Modiglianis, and Monets are among the treasures found in the new downtown home of the Barnes collection. Join art historian Ursula Wolfman to view the museum’s stunning post-impressionist and early-modern works.

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