Tagged With "Smithsonian"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 26, 2014: The Hope Diamond, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
DrFumblefinger, if you by chance came across any incriminating headlines, you didn't see anything. Now, thanks to TravelGumbo, I can research a nice quiet getaway...I mean retirement destinaiton for myself (cough cough).
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Re: U.S. Customs House, Battery Park, NYC (Where Gumbo was #110)

Travel Rob ·
What an incredible building! Great reveal and photos!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 23, 2015: The 1903 Wright Flyer, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for reminding me of this great museum, Ottoman! I think this was my favorite museum in D.C. I was astounded to see the rickety old Wright flyer on display and even more amazed that this was THE ORIGINAL, the very plane that the Wright brothers flew at Kitty Hawk -- the one that made history, flying over distance into a head wind. The Wright brothers were compulsive at documenting their findings, so it's not a surprise they would have kept the original plane. Other highlights of the...
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Today is National Bike-to-Work Day

PHeymont ·
May is National Bike Month, and today's special event is Bike-to-Work Day, when everyone is encouraged to give two-wheeling a try, in hopes of increasing bicycle commuting, according to the League of American Bicyclists . For more information on...
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Smithsonian reopens historic D.C. building

PHeymont ·
The Smithsonian Institution is reopening its historic 1881 Arts and Industries Building, at least for special events. Not the famous "Smithsonian Castle," but similar in style and almost as old, Arts and Industries closed for renovation in 2004....
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U.S. Customs House, Battery Park, NYC (Where Gumbo was #110)

JHeymont ·
Sometimes you make a plan to see something, but don't get there for a long time. And sometimes you have no plan at all, and just find something worth seeing. The latter happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I was left with time to kill in Lower...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 23, 2015: The 1903 Wright Flyer, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
  I heard a joke once that said "Y'know the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.?  They actually have stuff in there!"  Case-in-point, the 1903 Wright Flyer.  Many reproductions of the Wright Flyer have been made, but this is...
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'Food Fridays' debut with Smithsonian's new demo kitchen

PHeymont ·
How Food Fridays at the Smithsonian will look (Illustration: Smithsonian Institution)   Yet another new feature at the Smithsonian in Washington: a demonstration kitchen at the National Museum of American history, and a series of...
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Smithsonian highlights 500-year-old 'Great Inka Road'

PHeymont ·
  The Great Inka Road, an engineering marvel, 24,000 miles long and passing through 6 Latin American countries, is the focus of a new two-year exhibit that opened this week at the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian in Washington.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 26, 2014: The Hope Diamond, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
  Throughout my academic life I have come across the famed Hope Diamond.  In elementary school I remember seeing photos of this magnificent gem.  In middle school I remember hearing stories of its notorious curse.  In high school...
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Smithsonian's Hall of Invention opens next week

PHeymont ·
The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation takes a big leap on July 1, moving from backstage to a public exhibition space of its own in the National Museum of American History in Washington.    Its 3500...
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Old Patent Office in DC: Home to great art

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the Old Patent Office Building in Washington DC, home to The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Dec. 24, 2018: Museum of the American Indian, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian.
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