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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.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Family Program: (Ages 8 to 12) Go on an interactive exploration of the American History Museum. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums!

Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

The best-selling author examines key actions and decisions of commanders on both sides of Sherman's legendary campaign, a sweep across Georgia that led to the final stroke of the Civil War.

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.

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 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Family Program: (Ages 8 to 12) Go on an interactive exploration of the American History Museum. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums!

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 7:00 PM

Family Program: (Ages 8 to 12) Go on an interactive exploration of the American History Museum. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums!

Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Family Program: (Ages 8 to 12) Go on an interactive exploration of the American History Museum. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums!

Friday, August 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Family Program: (Ages 8 to 12) Go on an interactive exploration of the American History Museum. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums!

Friday, August 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Family Program: (Ages 8 to 12) Go on an interactive exploration of the American History Museum. Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums!

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