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Traveler, writer, editor, photographer and first woman to sit on board of National Geographic. Ms. Scidmore is well-known in Washington, DC for her considerable efforts that led to the cherry trees now taken for granted.
Eliza Scidmore (1856-1928)- Traveler, writer, photographer, first woman to sit on board of National Geographic. Her considerable efforts led to the planting of cherry trees in Washington, DC.

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Celebrating Women!

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Saturdays, August 5, 12, 19, and 26

Remembering American Veterans of the 20th Century (Ranger-led Walk)

The twentieth century was one of the bloodiest in world history…

Friday, August 25

Ella Baker: Community Organizer for Change and Participatory Democracy
(Ranger-led Walk) Baker on participatory democracy, “Do what the people say do.”..

Saturday, August 26

Women’s Equality Day (Open House). Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National
Monument. Examine and discuss the decisions, tactics, and actions of suffragists as
they continued to agitate for the vote in a time of war…

Remembering American Veterans of the 20th Century (Ranger-led Walk)

Celebrate Women! (Ranger-led Bike Ride). Peek behind the scenes around
Pennsylvania Avenue; extraordinary contributions women to our national story…


Sunday, August 27

Suffragists Rain on Wilson’s Parade (Ranger-led Walk). 5,000 marching women,
colorful floats, banners, ladies on horseback, and mayhem. Role play a suffragist! ...

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Caution! Presidents at Play

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (near bookstore)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 28, 2017

    Ranger Talk. Explore the leisure activities of previous residents of the White House

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Presidents and American Indians

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles). We have memorials for presidents. Were these and other chief executives fair in dealing with American Indians?

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The Burning of Washington and the War of 1812

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Ave NE)
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 3½ miles). August 1814: Washington is in flames! Enemy troops celebrate with a march down Pennsylvania Avenue.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Air, Sea and Land: Guadalcanal

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM,4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: War World II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Ranger Talks: 2-3 PM and 4-5 PM America's first real test with the Japanese military forces came on the island of Guadalcanal,

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Poetry of the World Wars

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Ranger Talk Many veterans have put their war experiences down in poetry that deliver heart rendering accounts of a world at war.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Remembering American Veterans of the 20th Century

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: World War II (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (1 ¾ miles) The twentieth century was one of the bloodiest in world history. Remember the sacrifices of Americans when visiting the memorials that honor them.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The Burning of Washington and the War of 1812

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Ave NE)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 3½ miles) August 1814: Washington is in flames! President James Madison and the First Lady have abandoned the President’s House.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    WWI General Pershing & the Big Picture

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: 1009 11th St. NW (between K & L)
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about ½ mile) A clash of European alliances started the “Great War” in 1914. What new world did President Wilson and General Pershing help shape after WWI?

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    African American Sailors in the War of 1812

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: 1009 11th St. NW (between K & L)
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (¾ mile) We are invaded! In 1813 and 1814 British ships prowled the Chesapeake Bay.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Poetry of the World Wars

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Ranger Talk Many veterans put their war experiences down in poetry that deliver heart rendering accounts of a world at war.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Ranger Run

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Washington Monument Lodge (15th St. between Jefferson and Madison Drives)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Ranger-led Run (3-4 miles). An exhilarating trek around the National Mall to hear stories about some of the most iconic sites in the city, and others that aren’t as famous.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Remembering American Veterans of the 20th Century

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: World War II (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (1 ¾ miles) The twentieth century was one of the bloodiest in world history. Visit those memorials that honor those Americans who lost their lives.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The Burning of Washington and the War of 1812

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Ave NE)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 3½ miles) August 1814: Washington is in flames! President James Madison and the First Lady have abandoned the President’s House.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    "Living in Troubled and Frightening Times"

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1¼ miles). It is April of 1917 when the United States joins Russia, Britain, and France in the Great War. What is America's role?

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Poetry of the World Wars

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Ranger Talk. Many veterans have put their war experiences down in poetry that deliver heart rendering accounts of a world at war.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Remembering American Veterans of the 20th Century

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: World War II (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 ¾ miles) The twentieth century was one of the bloodiest in world history. Remember the sacrifices of Americans when visiting the memorials that honor them.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The Burning of Washington and the War of 1812

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Ave NE)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 3½ miles)

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    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: 1009 11th St NW (between K & L Sts)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1¾ miles). Civil rights leader Ella Baker was key to organizing Martin Luther King’s voter drive. She said about participatory democracy, “Do what the people say do.”

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    1942: The End of the Beginning

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM,4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Ranger Talk. 1942 is considered the most critical year of the Second World War. How did the United States and the Soviet Union turn the tide against the Axis Powers?

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Celebrate Women!

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial (street level plaza)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Ranger-led Bike Ride (about 3-5 miles). Peek behind the scenes of the iconic memorials, and sites around Pennsylvania Avenue to discover the extraordinary contributions women have made to our national story.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Poetry of the World Wars

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Ranger Talk. Many veterans have put their war experiences down in poetry that deliver heart rendering accounts of a world at war.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Ranger Run

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Washington Monument Lodge (15th St. between Jefferson and Madison Drives)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Ranger-led Run (3-4 miles). An exhilarating trek around the National Mall to hear stories about some of the most iconic sites in the city, and others that aren’t as famous.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Remembering American Veterans of the 20th Century

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: World War II (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1¾ miles). The twentieth century was one of the bloodiest in world history. Remember the sacrifices of Americans when visiting the memorials that honor them.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The Burning of Washington and the War of 1812

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Ave NE)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 3½ miles). August 1814: Washington is in flames! President James Madison and the First Lady have abandoned the President’s House.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Women’s Equality Day

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Avenue NE)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Open House (ongoing). Participate throughout the day in programs that examine and discuss the decisions, tactics, and actions of suffragists as they continued to agitate for the vote in a time of war.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    From Declaration to Dream!

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial (street level plaza)
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Ranger-Led Bike Ride (about 3-5 miles) Trace how the Declaration of Independence was the root of L'Enfant's Federal City Plan of 1791 and many sites on the Mall, and how all are associated with Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Suffragists Rain on Wilson’s Parade

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Old Post Office (now Trump Hotel) corner 12th St NW & Pennsylvania Avenue NW)
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1⅓ miles). Hear about and role play a suffragist during the spectacular pre-inauguration suffrage procession that filled Pennsylvania Avenue with 5,000 marching women, colorful floats and banners, and ladies on horseback

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