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Explore the history, culture, science, nature, architecture, and stories that link the iconic spaces in the National Mall and Memorial Parks to our nation and its people. The articles collected here are produced by NPS staff at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

Sailing on the Balmoral in the Path of the Titanic

February 24, 2013 Posted by: Kathryn Williams, Park Ranger

Williams describes tracing the Titanic's fateful voyage on the centennial of the disaster. Titanic is remembered through memorials in downtown Washington, a landscape that was influenced by one of its victims.

 

Did You Know?

First Lady Taft

First Lady Helen Herron Taft, noted for accepting the gift of the cherry trees to Washington D.C., was also noted for beautifing the city by encouraging flower "clubs" to add plants to the landscape. More...