Entrance to exhibit 'Shall Not Be Denied"

Shall Not Be Denied

The upcoming year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being signed into law, which secured women’s right to vote. One exhibit that marks this milestone is ‘Shall Not Be Denied: Women and the Right to Vote,’ currently on display at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is already a must-see …
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Close up of the the Lost City Books storefront.

18th St Shops Along my Walk

Part of my evening is always walking around the local neighborhood. Today I wanted to feature three stores that I like to stop by when I am out. All these stores are on 18th Street. Lost City Books This is our nearby used bookstore. They house every genre on their two floors, and the sections …
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Minimalist horse sculpture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art-Gazing in DC Galleries

Welcome to Washington, DC, home of hundreds of museums and art galleries. There is so much to do and see (and eat) in this city it’s hard to even begin to plan your itinerary. May we suggest adding some art-gazing to your DC to-do list?  Whether you’re looking for a wide scope of American art …
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Old propeller plane hanging from the ceiling.

Postal Progress

Postal History In the majestic collection of Smithsonian Museums, there is the often-overlooked National Postal Museum. The National Postal Museum features the history of our Postal System. Potential visitors may not feel the same level of enthusiasm as for the visiting, say, the National Air and Space Museum, but it is well worth the trip. …
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United States National Arboretum garden

Autumn in DC

Yes, summer is going strong with heats that rival passion. But let’s take a couple of minutes to think about the reprieve that autumn will bring along with the harvest. I look forward to the nice long drives, falling leaves, and beautiful colors. That and the drop in temperature. Fall brings a bountiful harvest, Halloween …
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A table in the cafe with a plate of food, a glass of water and a book.

Food for the Head and the Stomach

DC is fortunate to have many wonderful independent bookstores. Some sell new books, some used, some both. Regardless, these bookstores contribute to DC’s vibrant feel. Here at the American Guest House, both our staff and guests appreciate the value of a good book. Therefore, I would like to spend some time featuring the amazing bookstores …
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Grapes in Washington DC

Eggs and the perfect pairing

Welcome back to another wonderful blog by yours truly. Today lets talk eggs, breakfast and the perfect pairing. I guess we should start with the history of breakfast and how it has evolved over the years. Curious by nature as I am, I first looked at what constitutes breakfast. Well, it ranges from cold/hot cereal …
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A stone fountain framed by trees.

Meridian Park, A History

Meridian Park’s history is an important fixture in the Adams Morgan and the surrounding communities. It is memorable for its grand nature and greenery. However, like DC and the United States, Meridian Park has a history riddled with complexities and nuances. Inception The park’s most stalwart advocate was Mary Henderson, who campaigned for many public …
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