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Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 6:22 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Exhibit Highlights Jamestown's Legacy

Exhibit Highlights Jamestown's Legacy

Featured artifacts include an American-made saber engraved with the year 1776, a trunk owned by a Continental Navy shipbuilder and examples of 18th-century Virginia currency. Read »

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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By Samuel Nassau

Monday: George Washington's Birthday Parade

Monday: George Washington's Birthday Parade

The annual George Washington Birthday Celebration Parade will meander through the streets of Old Town Alexandria on Presidents Day Read »

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Scottish Games Mean Plenty of Sheep Herding

Scottish Games Mean Plenty of Sheep Herding

Celebrate Scottish and Celtic heritage with a look-see at caber tossing (what?), stone putts (...what?), dancing and fiddling (OK). Read »

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

The British Are Coming!

The British Are Coming!

Celebrate George Washington's birthday lock, stock and barrel-style with a Revolutionary War re-enactment Feb. 17 in Alexandria. Read »

Friday, Feb 1, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

B&O Railroad Museum Celebrates Black History

B&O Railroad Museum Celebrates Black History

The B&O Railroad is gearing up to celebrate Black History Month with a new exhibit detailing the contributions of African Americans in the railroad industry. Read »

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition'

'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition'

The spectacular exhibition from Vegas includes a full-scale replica of the Grand Staircase and 300+ artifacts from the ship's debris field. Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Street Named Elfreth's Alley

A Street Named Elfreth's Alley

Tour of one of the oldest residential streets in America, Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesdays: The Winery at Bull Run

Wine Wednesdays: The Winery at Bull Run

The winery just opened its doors in June, but the setting is pure 1860s, from the scenic countryside to the Civil War-era winemaking demos and artifacts. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A 19th-Century Christmas at Winterthur

A 19th-Century Christmas at Winterthur

Experience the early 19th-century beginnings of an American Christmas at Winterthurs Yuletide Winter Tour that features a winter garden, tree lightings and room displays. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Pics: Holidays at Monticello

During December, Monticello offers special holiday tours for a rare chance to... See Full Gallery »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. 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: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.