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Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:04 AM

10 Tips for Visiting New Museum of African American History

10 Tips for Visiting New Museum of African American History

Here are 10 tips for making the most out of your visit to the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening Saturday, Sept. 24. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Natl' Book Festival at Convention Center This Sat.

Natl' Book Festival at Convention Center This Sat.

The Library of Congress National Book Festival is coming up this Saturday, and as usual, there's plenty of famous names on the roster, including Lois Lowry, Shonda Rhimes, Katherine Paterson and Jeffrey Toobin. Read »

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Road Trip! Richmond Folk Fest: Food, Music, Culture

Road Trip! Richmond Folk Fest: Food, Music, Culture

Celebrate the sounds of the season with the Richmond Folk Festival, coming up Oct. 7-9. Read »

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 4:36 PM

By the Numbers: African American History Museum

By the Numbers: African American History Museum

Check out 10 quick facts and figures on the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read »

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:51 AM

County Fairs in the DMV Continue Through Sept.

County Fairs in the DMV Continue Through Sept.

County fairs are a summertime staple -- and in the busy DMV, they continue right into early fall. Escape the city for a day trip to one of the surrounding areas, or celebrate your own county with fried food and... Read »

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Small Artifacts, Big Stories at the African American Museum

Small Artifacts, Big Stories at the African American Museum

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture contains about 85,000 square feet of exhibition space on five floors. And with nearly 3,000 objects and 12 exhibitions on display, it can... Read »

Friday, Sep 9, 2016 at 6:36 AM

Bring the Kids: Kid-Friendly Fall Festivals in the DC Area

Bring the Kids: Kid-Friendly Fall Festivals in the DC Area

The air is crisp and perfect for outdoor activities, but finding fall events that will keep your kids entertained can be tough. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 5:40 PM
Apple Season Beginning in the Shenandoahs

Apple Season Beginning in the Shenandoahs

It's the perfect time of year for goodies like apple cider and apple pancakes. Kelli Stover of Showalter Orchards dishes on an apple butter festival coming up Sept. 17, and Jeffrey Wasnesky of the Pollock Dining... Watch »

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Thanks to 4 Breweries, 'Ryelief' for Flooded Md. Businesses

Thanks to 4 Breweries, 'Ryelief' for Flooded Md. Businesses

Four Maryland breweries are collaborating on a beer dubbed "Ryelief'' that will benefit businesses affected by flooding in July. Read »

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 7:53 PM
Pike District's Effect on Traffic, Shopping and Dining in Montgomery Co.

Pike District's Effect on Traffic, Shopping and Dining in Montgomery Co.

Montgomery County is redeveloping the area around White Flint Mall into a community called the Pike District. Chris Gordon reports on the effect on traffic, shopping and dining out in the county. Watch »

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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.