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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Celebrates his 52nd Birthday, January 30, 1934. Seated at the center is the president with family and friends surrounding him. All are dressed in togas.
Franklin D. Roosevelt celebrates his 52nd birthday, January 30, 1934.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Presidents!

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Saturday, July 8
Who Was the “White House Iceberg?” (see July 22 for repeat program) (Ranger-led Walk). ...president fined for speeding with a horse and buggy!

Saturday, July 15
Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington (Ranger-led Walk). You know Washington? Wait until you see what it was like when Abraham Lincoln showed up.

Presidents and American Indians (see July 29th for repeat program) (Ranger-led Walk). Were chief executives fair in dealing with American Indians

Saturday, July 22
The Burning of Washington and the War of 1812 (See July 29 for repeat program)
(Ranger-led Walk). August 1814: Washington is in flames! ..President's House abandonded.

Thursday, July 27
Caution! Presidents at Play (See July 28 for repeat program) (Ranger Talk). Hobbies and recreation of presidents reveal their characters...

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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
    Thursday, July 27, 2017

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

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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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