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Washington, DC History & Culture

"Bringing People Together to Experience the History and Culture of Washington, DC."

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For more fun and educational programs visit us at:

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#DCHistoryAndCulture

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We look forward to seeing you - thanks!

Robert Kelleman

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325 (text only)

Upcoming events (5+)

Calling All: Journalists, Photojournalists, Photographers & Videographers

Calling All: Journalists, Photojournalists, Photographers & Videographers .... professional, semi-professional, in-training or amateur. Washington, DC History & Culture = Community + News + Happenings Come Share Your Digital Content With Us …. EXAMPLES IN THE "PHOTOS" SECTION BELOW. : ) #DCHistoryAndCulture #Media #Community #News #Happenings #Journalism #Photojournalism #Photography #Videography Preferred Content Suggestions: Related to the History and/or Culture of Washington, DC Visually Interesting (unique) Broad & Popular Interest Quality over Quantity Original (your work) Current (not from five years ago) Independent (non-partisan) Short-Form: 10 photos or less / 1-3 minute videos or less FYI: Culture = DC’s Architecture, Art, Books, Dance, Fashion, Film, Food, Gender, Music, Photography, Politics, Race, Religion, Sexuality, etc. EXAMPLES IN THE "PHOTOS" SECTION BELOW. : ) Thank you! Robert Kelleman [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture #DCHistoryAndCulture

First Ladies Exhibit Tour - Smithsonian American History Museum

National Museum of American History

$10.00

Learn about the First Ladies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. There’s a lot more to the First Ladies role in the White House than just “dishes and dresses” - although we’ll see those too. Our First Ladies program explores the unofficial but important position of First Lady and the ways that different women have shaped the role to make their own contributions to the presidential administrations and the nation. The First Ladies exhibition features more than two dozen gowns from the Smithsonian’s almost 100-year old First Ladies Collection, including those worn by Frances Cleveland, Lou Hoover, Jacqueline Kennedy, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump. A section titled “Changing Times, Changing First Ladies” highlights the roles played by Dolley Madison, Mary Lincoln, Edith Roosevelt, and Lady Bird Johnson and their contributions to their husband’s administrations. The First Ladies encourages visitors to consider the changing role played by the first lady and American women over the past 200 years. Numerous pieces from the White House china collection are also on display. Your tour host will be Robert Kelleman, the founder of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture, art history major (University of Michigan), former employee of the Detroit Institute of Arts, etc. Please note that we’re an independent, non-partisan, non-political organization and all are welcome. Here’s a great article by Taylor Markey from the University of Maryland “Writer’s Bloc” on the previous First Ladies program we hosted at the Smithsonian. : ) https://umdwritersbloc.com/2018/03/12/insight-into-the-lives-of-the-first-ladies/ __________________________________________________ This program is sponsored by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.” For more fun and educational programs visit us at: https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com #DCHistoryAndCulture __________________________________________________ Registration: There is a $10.00 per person pre-registration fee, payable when you RSVP, with proceeds supporting our Washington, DC History & Culture non-profit programs. As this is a limited space event, the registration also helps reduce the number of people that RSVP and then “no show,” which prevents others from participating. Full refund if the event is cancelled or if you change your online RSVP from “yes” to “no” at least 48 hours beforehand. Weather: This event is indoors and will take place rain or shine. Meeting Point: Inside of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Madison Drive entrance. We'll be there for a few minutes for our group "icebreaker" introductions and program overview before continuing on into the museum for our tour. Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know. __________________________________________________ We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

8th Annual McLean Chocolate Festival - Supporting the McLean Rotary

Mmmmm chocolate!!! Washington, DC History & Culture is happy to help promote one of our favorite annual events, the McLean Chocolate Festival, while also supporting McLean Rotary. Eighth Annual McLean Chocolate Festival - January 27, 2019. Thanks for your interest. Taste the specialties of area chocolatiers and enjoy fun for the whole family. There will be live entertainment and a children’s game room. For our 2018 festival over 2,500 people attended and we raised over $14,000 to support local charities. _______________________________________________________ EVENT DETAILS Date: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019 (arrive early for the best selections!) Location: McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA 22101) Registration: No advanced tickets or registration. Your RSVP allows you to receive event updates via social media and/or email and lets us know how many people to expect. Admission: $2.00 for adults - children $3.00 and under free Payment: Credit cards are usually accepted for the event admission and by the vendors. However, cash is recommended - easier and faster. Meetup: This is mostly a non-host event where guests will attend on their own without a formal Meetup organizer. However, if you arrive early you are likely to see Robert and Michele. More details as we get closer to the event date. FYI: The McLean Chocolate Festival is a fundraiser for McLean Rotary, with proceeds benefiting many local organizations. For our 2018 festival over 2,500 people attended and we raised over $14,000 to support local charities. Web Link: https://sites.google.com/a/mcleanchocolatefestival.org/mcleanchocolatefestival/ _______________________________________________________ This event is being promoted by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC” https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture/ https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com #DCHistoryAndCulture We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

Fairfax Chocolate Lovers Festival: “Taste of Chocolate” Opening Day

Mmmmm chocolate!!! Washington, DC History & Culture is happy to help promote one of our favorite annual events, the Chocolate Lovers Festival. The “Taste of Chocolate” portion of the festival is a delicious extravaganza - come join us! Chocolate Lovers Festival The Chocolate Lovers Festival, an annual two-day festival held on the first full weekend of February, features activities for all to enjoy. In 2019, the festival will be held Friday, February 1 for Liquid Chocolate only from 6pm-8pm, Saturday, February 2 from 10am to 7pm (see schedule of events for times and locations) and Sunday, February 3 from 12noon to 4pm. Join us for the Taste of Chocolate, the Chocolate Challenge, the ever-popular Kiwanis Chocolate Chip Pancake Breakfast, open houses at historic buildings and much more. The Chocolate Lovers Festival was developed in 1992 as a joint effort of the City of Fairfax, Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Fairfax Coalition, Downtown Fairfax Merchants Association and George Mason University. The purpose of the festival was to draw visitors to Old Town Fairfax, to encourage community participation and to foster cooperation among the city government, the business community and local residents. https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/chocolate-lovers-festival/schedule-of-events Taste of Chocolate Surround yourself with hundreds of the finest chocolate sensations area confectioners have to offer. Goodies to sample include cakes, candies, brownies, fudge, ice cream and other delicious concoctions. Admission to Taste of Chocolate is free to view, in order to taste you must purchase Pogs, which can be traded for merchandise. Pogs are $1 each, and can be purchased with cash or credit card at Old Town Hall. (Discover, MasterCard, Visa accepted) https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/chocolate-lovers-festival/schedule-of-events/taste-of-chocolate _______________________________________________________ EVENT DETAILS Date: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, February 2, 2019 for the “Taste of Chocolate” Opening Day. We recommend going to the “Taste of Chocolate” early on opening day for the best selections. However, please note that there are many other related events taking place throughout the weekend. Location: Old Town Hall (3999 University Dr. Fairfax, VA 22030) for the “Taste of Chocolate.” However, there are other events taking place at other nearby locations. Registration: No advanced tickets or registration are required. Your RSVP allows you to receive event updates via social media and/or email and lets us know how many people to expect. Admission: The Taste of Chocolate is free to view, in order to taste you must purchase Pogs, which can be traded for merchandise. Pogs are $1 each, and can be purchased with cash or credit card at Old Town Hall. (Discover, MasterCard, Visa accepted). Meetup: This is mostly a non-host event where guests will attend on their own without a formal Meetup organizer. However, if you arrive early you are likely to see Robert and Michele. More details as we get closer to the event date. Web Link: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/chocolate-lovers-festival _______________________________________________________ This event is being promoted by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC” https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture/ https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com #DCHistoryAndCulture We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

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Volunteer at Arlington National Cemetery for Wreath Retrieval/Clean-Up Day!

Arlington National Cemetery - Welcome Center

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