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A Look Inside the D.C. Archives

A Look Inside the D.C. Archives

Some of the treasures of the D.C. Archives in storage in Shaw include the handwritten wills of George Washington and Frederick Douglass. News4's Mark Segraves reports on the plan for a new Archives building and... Watch »

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 4:55 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Tour of James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland

Sure, you've been to Mount Vernon and maybe Monticello, but have you ever taken a... View gallery »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Look Back at Local History: Fairfax Train Museum

Fairfax Station wasn't just a train station in the late 19th century; it was a... View gallery »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Rosemont Manor

One of the most beautifully restored historical properties in Virginia, Rosemont... View gallery »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Presidential Getaway: Rosemont Manor

A Presidential Getaway: Rosemont Manor

Virginia is full of historic destinations, but few are as beautifully restored as Rosemont Manor, presidents have walked the halls. Read »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:28 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

Check out our picks for fun in and around the town of Columbia, Pennsylvania that just might get you on the road this summer: Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Costumes of 'Downton Abbey' on Display

Costumes of 'Downton Abbey' on Display

Experience the world through the eyes of early 20th-century aristocrats with Winterthur's new exhibit "Costumes of Downton Abbey." Read »

Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 12:18 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Famed Hollywood Costumes Visit Richmond

Famed Hollywood Costumes Visit Richmond

Get a glimpse of some of the most iconic costumes ever to be on the silver screen at the Hollywood Costume exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Read »

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Home for the Holidays at Kingsmill Resort

Home for the Holidays at Kingsmill Resort

Make Kingsmill Resort your home for the holidays, with trips to Busch Gardens Christmas Town and Colonial Williamsburg. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Build Your Own Robot in Hampton, Va.

Build Your Own Robot in Hampton, Va.

The future of science is within eyes view when you attend the Robotics Saturday event at the Virginia Air and Space Museum throughout Dec. 21. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.