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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!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Authors William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh explore the decades of secret back-door diplomacy that preceded the most recent official steps in changing the chilly and suspicious relationship between the United States and Cuba.

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!

Saturday, August 22, 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.

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!

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Candy entrepreneur Milton Hershey lavishly funded a completely planned community for his workers, and his legacy of civic philanthropy lives on in the town that bears his name. Get a close-up look at the social and architectural heritage that makes Hershey such a “sweet” spot to visit.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The Civil War produced innovations in snooping that would change the way intelligence was gathered. Clayton Laurie, a historian at the Central Intelligence Agency, examines how this bloody conflict became a battle of wits as well as strength as both sides used new intelligence techniques that influenced the outcomes of key battles.

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM

As one of America’s most influential political families, the Roosevelts made their mark on the world—and on the city of Washington. Spend a day following in their footsteps guided by historian Jim Carr, a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM

The rich farmland of the Shenandoah Valley was a prime target of Sheridan’s 1864 sweep through the region. Explore the site of one of the key battles for control of “the breadbasket of the Confederacy.”

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Libby H. O’Connell, History Channel’s chief historian, serves up a savory history of American food filled with historical nuggets, strange delicacies of yesteryear, and the familiar dishes we love in her new book The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites. Dig in!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Long before Edward Snowden, the revelation of government secrets ignited national controversies. Intelligence experts and historians explore the cases of five men who decided to take their information and run—and the public responses from vilification to admiration that these actions brought. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Virginia’s autumn landscape provides the perfect backdrop as historian Gregg Clemmer and special guest Ed Bearss look beyond Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign to lead an exploration of some of the less-familiar places in the valley that saw significant battles in 1863 and 1864.

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