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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM

A new lunchtime lecture series on Washington’s four quadrants kicks off with a focus on Southeast, one of the first areas of the federal city to develop thanks to the twin economic engines of the Capitol and the Navy Yard. Enjoy learning about several notable sites on both banks of the Anacostia. This lecture features the Frederick Douglass Home.

 

Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Lombardy.

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM

A new lunchtime lecture series on Washington’s four quadrants kicks off with a focus on Southeast, one of the first areas of the federal city to develop thanks to the twin economic engines of the Capitol and the Navy Yard. Enjoy learning about several notable sites on both banks of the Anacostia. This lecture features the Navy Yard.

 

Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Tuscany.

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 12:00 PM

A new lunchtime lecture series on Washington’s four quadrants kicks off with a focus on Southeast, one of the first areas of the federal city to develop thanks to the twin economic engines of the Capitol and the Navy Yard. Enjoy learning about several notable sites on both banks of the Anacostia. This lecture features the Congressional Cemetery.

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM

A new lunchtime lecture series on Washington’s four quadrants kicks off with a focus on Southeast, one of the first areas of the federal city to develop thanks to the twin economic engines of the Capitol and the Navy Yard. Enjoy learning about several notable sites on both banks of the Anacostia. This lecture features St. Elizabeths Hospital.

 

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Professional pilot and author Mark Vanhoenacker reminds us that air travel remains one of the most remarkable feats of the modern world. He fuses science, physics, geography, and personal insights as he takes a new look at the experience passengers and pilots share as they’re suspended between take-off and landing.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Explore the Hebridean islands off the west coast of Scotland with Smithsonian Journeys expert Cassandra Potts Hannahs. Learn about the fascinating history and culture of Scotland’s stunning rugged island archipelago, and also the many sites and events that can be visited and enjoyed today.

 

Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Get an in-person look at several notable Washington, D.C. sites on both banks of the Anacostia in this local tour. Part of 5-Session Lecture Series with All-Day Tour.

 

Monday, March 21, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Puglia.

 

Monday, April 4, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine opens the doors of some of the most remarkable house museums in Paris, including Musée Jacquemart-André and the houses of Gustave Moreau and Auguste Rodin. (World Art History Certificate elective)

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:45 AM

Climb on board with historian Joseph Nevin for a steam train excursion through the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside and an afternoon at one of America's finest rail museums.

 

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:45 AM

The beautiful Brandywine region is the ideal destination for lovers of art, grand houses and gardens, American history—and used books. Join Hayden Mathews, an environmental and cultural history interpreter, on an overnight tour and discover why.

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Explore four of England’s most beloved cities, from York’s bustling medieval streets and Oxford’s beautiful colleges to the splendid vistas of Cambridge and the Georgian elegance of Bath, and discover the treasures and the history that have long made these cities unforgettable.

 

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Sicily.

 

Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Umbria.

 

 

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