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National Geographic Museum

Explore the world and all that's in it at the National Geographic Museum. The museum features a variety of changing exhibitions, from interactive experiences to stunning photography. Celebrating over 125 years of educating people about our world, the museum provides a unique perspective from renowned explorers, photographers, and scientists. Through October 15, the museum presents an immersive exhibition called "Sharks." The exhibition includes large-scale images, videos, artifacts, models, and interactive experiences.


An Octoroon

Last year's most talked-about, most unforgettable production returns to Woolly for a limited three-week run: An Octoroon written by new MacArthur 'Genius Grant'-winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins! With a plantation on the brink of foreclosure, a young man falls for the part-black daughter of the estate's owner as an evil swindler plots to buy her for himself. Meanwhile, the slaves are trying to keep things drama-free, because everybody else is acting crazy.


Painting Shakespeare 

Discover the paintings collection at the Folger—its stories, its glories, and Shakespeare's power to inspire visual artists. From humble oil sketches to international masterpieces, this exhibition presents a sometimes surprising, and always eye-catching, view of the man and his works.


Lotus and Water Lily Festival 

See stunning beauty and experience diverse cultures that highlight Latin, Asian and African traditions at the annual Lotus and Water Lily Festival. Join the National Park Service for the festival kickoff on July 15, from 10 am to 4 pm and for the weeklong activities that continue through July 22, at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. Event is free and open to the public.



Friday, July 14

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln's Cottage

Exhibit - Natiional Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard
National Postal Museum

Film - Mad World
Smithsonian American History Museum

Saturday, July 15

Exhibit - Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017
National Building Museum

Tour - U.S. Capitol Tour
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Exhibit - Gateways / Portales
Smithsonain Anacostia Community Museum

Event - 6th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival
Dumbarton House

Concert - The Tenors with National Symphony Orchestra 
Wolf Trap

Sunday, July 16

Film - Vampire Cleanup Department
National Museum of American History

Exhibit - Revival
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - Portrait Discovery Kits
National Portrait Gallery

Tour - Walks with History
Pickle Pea Productions

Monday, July 17

Exhibit - Congress and the World Wars
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Exhibit - Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair 
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Amending America
National Archives

Tuesday, July 18

Event - Unsolved!
International Spy Museum

Event - Double Take: One Artwork Two Viewpoints
American Art Museum

Exhibit - Exploring the Early Americas
Library of Congress

Exhibit - Artistic Expression in the First World War
National Air and Space Museum 

Wednesday, July 19 

Event - Hive Late Night
National Building Museum

Theater - The Kinsey Sicks in 'Things You Shouldn't Say'
Theater J

Film - March on Washington Film Festival
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - Workshop Wednesdays: Coil Basket Making
National Museum of African Art

Thursday, July 20

Lecture - Fielding Dream
Edlavitch DCJCC

Event - East / West Divide Gallery Talk
The Phillips Museum

Film - Tidewater at Anacostia Community Museum
Environmental Film Festival

Event - America InSight: Verbal Description Tours
American Art Museum


Newsletter for July 14 to July 20, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website


July 22

U.S. Capitol Tour
Adventures for Creative Tourists

July 23

Historical Homebrewing Class: Pre-Prohibition Beer
Hill Center

July 28

Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing
Tudor Place

July 29

Portrait Signs
National Portrait Gallery

WalkingTown DC is Cultural Tourism DC's longest running program. It is a nine-day festival of lunchtime, happy hour, and extended tours of DC's neighborhoods. The 2017 edition will run from Saturday, September 16 through Sunday, September 24 and can include more than 50 top quality tours.



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Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

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