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Washington, DC History & Culture

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Robert Kelleman

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325

Upcoming events (2)

National Museum of African American History & Culture - Livestream Tour

Join us for an online/virtual tour of The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

Prior to Covid our in-person tours of the museum were one of our most-popular programs. We'll start those back up again, once it's safe to do so. Until then our livestream tour will provide people an opportunity to learn about the museum, experience its innovative design and see some of its fascinating exhibits. We'll also provide some tips and suggestions on visiting the museum when it opens back up again.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in the United States. It was established in December 2003 and opened its permanent home in September 2016 with a ceremony led by President Barack Obama.

Early efforts to establish a federally owned museum featuring African-American history and culture can be traced to 1915, although the modern push for such an organization did not begin until the 1970s. After years of little success, a much more serious legislative push began in 1988 that led to authorization of the museum in 2003. A site was selected in 2006, construction began in 2012 and the museum completed in 2016.

The NMAAHC is the world's largest museum dedicated to African-American history and culture. It ranked as the fourth most-visited Smithsonian museum in its first full year of operation. The museum has more than 40,000 objects in its collection, although only about 3,500 items are on display. The 350,000-square-foot (33,000 m2), 10 story building (five above and five below ground) and its exhibits have won critical praise.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

Robert will potentially be joined by an additional guest co-presenter.
This program is presented by Washington, DC History & Culture - not the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture

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Zoom Connection:
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.

Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you haven’t received the Zoom connection 8 hours before the event please contact us.

Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work try copying and pasting it instead.
Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others - if one doesn’t work try another.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

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We look forward to seeing you - thanks!

Robert Kelleman
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First Lady Lucy Hayes - Livestream History Program with Andrew Och

Join us for a lively discussion and Q&A on First Lady Lucy Hayes with author and historian Andrew Och, “The First Ladies Man.”

Lucy Ware Hayes (August 28, 1831 – June 25, 1889) was the wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes and served as First Lady of the United States.
Hayes was the first First Lady to have a college degree. She was also a more egalitarian hostess than previous First Ladies. An advocate for African Americans both before and after the Civil War, Lucy invited the first African-American professional musician to appear at the White House. She was a Past Grand of Lincoln Rebekah Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, together with her husband.
Historians have christened her "Lemonade Lucy" due to her staunch support of the temperance movement; however, contrary to popular belief, she was never referred to by that nickname while living. It was her husband who banned alcohol from the White House.

My name is Andrew Och and I am the "THE FIRST LADIES MAN." I have completed an unusual journey. This journey gave me the opportunity to learn about every First Lady of the United States from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. I have traveled to nearly every city, town, village, home, school, church, birthplace, cemetery, train station, farm, plantation, library, museum, general store, town center and cottage that relates to these women, these ladies. I wanted to find out what type of woman grows up to become married to a President of the United States. What I discovered was that many of our Presidents married up. Most of these men would not have made it to the White House without the help, influence, and support of their wives. Nearly all of our Presidents married a woman who was unusual for her time. I have travelled tens of thousands of miles in the lives, footsteps and shoes of these First Ladies, and in this book, you will now get to travel in mine.
Andrew Och
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Home Page:
https://firstladiesman.com/home
You Tube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvWwd14c6WfqhRBXP5DRX7g

This program is presented by Washington, DC History & Culture.

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture

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Zoom Connection:
This educational and entertaining program is open to all regardless of age, geographic location, etc. and since it is an online/virtual event via Zoom you can connect from anywhere in the world.
This is a free program - voluntary donations greatly appreciated to support our non-profit community programs.
Zoom events have a limit on the number of people that can participate and therefore the event may “sell-out” once a certain number of registrations has been reached.

Zoom Connection Link Will Be Emailed:
Login info will emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you haven’t received the Zoom connection 8 hours before the event please contact us.

Zoom Connection Suggestions:
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
If clicking the link doesn’t work try copying and pasting it instead.
Zoom may work better in some browsers/devices than others - if one doesn’t work try another.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

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This program is presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:
“bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC - and the world!”

We look forward to seeing you - thanks!

Robert Kelleman
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