American Myth & Memory

Everyday visitors tour DC and reflect on the history of this country. Our abundance of monuments and museums testify to how we value history. The exhibit “American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs” opened 7 July 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery. This new exhibit reflects on how we remember history and is a wonderful …
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Taste of Sweet and Savory

Today I’m writing to you all from a place of happiness and fulfillment. Why, might you ask? I tried out a new recipe this morning for breakfast and it was an absolute hit. Here at The American Guest House, we like to prepare a sweet and savory dish, something for everybody’s cravings. After coming across …
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For Coffee Shop Lovers Near and Far

Today I’m writing to you all from a place of passion. A place infused with aromas of freshly ground coffee beans and the buzz of friends, old and new coming together over a good old cup of joe. This is a place near and dear to my heart and soul. I’m talking about a quality …
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Epidemiology at the Natural History Museum

The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History is much like the elephant that greets its visitors: large and wonderful. There are endless things to write about the Natural History Museum, but I will focus on the temporary exhibit ‘Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World.’ The exhibit does an excellent job of presenting major epidemics over the …
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Politics and Prose: Booklover Destination

About the Store Politics and Prose is a famed independent DC bookstore. Originally founded in 1984 by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade, the store continues to serve the US Capitol’s bibliophiles. The store’s present-day owners state their mission as: “Politics and Prose is a D.C. based business devoted to cultivating community and strengthening the common …
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Rotating Interactive Art Exhibits – A DC Must See!

Living in a connected world The power of social media these days is not to be underestimated. I was scrolling through my personal Instagram feed the other day before seeing a friend in the city. Our plans were relatively low-key, hoping to meet at a local taco joint followed by a stroll around town. Before …
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The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection is proud to call itself America’s first museum of modern art. Founded by Duncan Phillips and his mother, the museum first opened in 1921. The museum memorialized Duncan’s grief at the death of his father and brother. Duncan said he, “Turned to [his] love of painting for the will to live.” Their …
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Great Falls Billy Goat Trail – A Hidden Gem!

THE TRAIL If you’re choosing between a trip to the nations’ capital and a trip to the outdoors, why not combine the two? By lodging in D.C., you’ll become one of the few people to know of the Great Falls Billy Goat trail. Situated only 16.5 miles outside of Washington, D.C., you can experience the …
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