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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM

From a beer maker’s Gilded Age mansion to the warehouse-district breweries that produce today’s hottest artisan labels, join local historian Garrett Peck as he covers the spots that trace Washington’s long tradition of making (and drinking) the golden thirst-quencher.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 7:00 AM

What was wartime life like in the capital of the Confederacy? Historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer lead a visit to sites related to the people, events, and atmosphere of Richmond during these years of conflict.

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald leads a tour that offers an inside look at works by Philadelphia-area artists and visits city sites housing glorious mosaic gems.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Hop aboard an early 20th-century self-propelled railcar called the Doodlebug and take in the spring sights along the historic Wilmington and Western Railroad line. Joe Nevin, a railroad historian, serves as the tour’s leader.

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 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.

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.

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