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Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 4:54 PM

'We Are America': New African American History Museum Opens

Bells rang out throughout Washington, D.C. Saturday as the Smithsonian's highly anticipated National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., opened after more than 100 years in... Read »

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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By Lexie Schapitl

Exhibits Inside New African American History Museum

With thousands of artifacts, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African... View gallery »

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 7:17 PM
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By Danielle Abreu

PHOTOS: African-American History Museum Opening

Celebrities, politicians and civil rights leaders joined thousands on the... View gallery »

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 4:51 PM

African American Museum: 100 Years in the Making

African American Museum: 100 Years in the Making

Here is a look at the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s story before the doors even opened. Read »

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:03 PM

Free Baltimore Art, Music and Food Festivals in Oct.

Free Baltimore Art, Music and Food Festivals in Oct.

Looking for a quick weekend road trip? Check out one (or all!) of these free Baltimore-area festivals: Read »

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 6:14 PM

No Pass for African American History Museum? 6 Other Ideas

No Pass for African American History Museum? 6 Other Ideas

Even if you don't have a timed pass for the opening of the National African American History Museum, there are still fun (and free!) things to do around D.C. and even outside of the District. Read »

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 9:46 AM
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By Lexie Schapitl

You Can Now Visit Baby Orangutan at National Zoo

For the first time in 25 years, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo welcomed a newborn... View gallery »

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 »

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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.