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Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Antietam Battlefield Restages 1862 Photo Exhibit

Antietam Battlefield Restages 1862 Photo Exhibit

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is recreating Mathew Brady's famous 1862 photographic exhibition documenting the Civil War's Battle of Antietam. Read »

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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By Rachel Greene

Neil Armstrong's Visor, Gloves on Display

Neil Armstrong's Visor, Gloves on Display

After Armstrong's death Aug. 25, the Smithsonian wanted to give visitors "a sense of human scale.” Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Pics: Maymont Estate and Gardens

On this American county estate, you'll find the historic 12,000-square-foot... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Play 'One-Percenter' at Maymont Estate

Play 'One-Percenter' at Maymont Estate

Explore your fantasy life at the 12,000-square-foot Maymont mansion in Richmond. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Father, Son and an Engine That Could

 A Father, Son and an Engine That Could

The Walkersville Southern Railroad will have a train that was bought and restored by a father and son team ready for train excursions. Hank the Tank will be in town for three weekends after June 23. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Paint the Town [Ellicott City] Red

Paint the Town [Ellicott City] Red

Painters will line the streets of Ellicott City the week of July 5. Read »

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Frederick Douglass Day Offers a Slice of History

Frederick Douglass Day Offers a Slice of History

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will showcase boat-building techniques, genealogy workshops, live music and open-fire cooking demos. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Parks and Rec in Philadelphia

Parks and Rec in Philadelphia

Fairmount Park is the nation's largest urban wilderness, home to plenty of bike trails and picnic spots, plus horseback riding, rowing and several museums. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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By Jocelyn Rubin

Radio's Role in Saving Lives on the Titanic

Radio's Role in Saving Lives on the Titanic

Radio to the rescue! The National Capital Radio & Television Museum takes a look at how the invention of wireless radio helped save 700 lives. Read »

Monday, Apr 2, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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By Stephanie Silva

Van Gogh Up Close in Philly

Van Gogh Up Close in Philly

A new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art showcases Van Gogh's work from museums around the world. Read »

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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.