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Mar 30

Washington, D.C.

The Tunnels & Trapdoors of Tudor Place

Join us for an unprecedented underground look into a Tudor Place the public never sees.
An Uzbek Food Spread
Apr 1

New York, New York

Immersive Cultural Cooking Exploration

Learn the secrets behind Trinidadian, Uzbek, and Lebanese cooking in a six-part series, taught by immigrants in their own neighborhoods and homes.
Apr 1

Queens, New York

Trinidadian Culinary Immersion in Queens

Explore the international tastes of New York City with a unique hands-on experience lead by a Trinidadian immigrant and Queens resident.
Gondolas in Venice Canal, Venice, California
Apr 1

Venice, CA

A Seaside Crawl of Kinetic Art & Antique Amusements

Discover the forgotten beach bohemia of Abbot Kinney.
Gondolas in Venice Canal, Venice, California
Apr 1

Venice, CA

A Seaside Crawl of Kinetic Art & Antique Amusements

Discover the forgotten beach bohemia of Abbot Kinney.
Apr 1

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Devil in Me

A dark history of serial murder in Philadelphia.
Circa 1987
Apr 1

Los Angeles, California

A Night on the Battleship

Spend the night on the USS Iowa, the last of the battleships.
Apr 2

Glendale, California

Forest Lawn: Eden on Earth

Spend an afternoon in eternity.
Apr 6

Culver City, California

Celebrating The Art of Protest

Explore a unique collection of graphic activism.
Tunnel south entrance view
Apr 7

Seattle, Washington

The Past, Present and Future of the Alaskan Way Viaduct

Learn the stories behind the historic replacement of Seattle's love-it-or-hate-it elevated highway on this walking-and-talking tour.
Souvenir Map, 1893
Apr 7

Chicago, Illinois

Glitz, Glamour…and Panic! A Hunt for the History of 1893 in Chicago

A "Google-proof," history-themed scavenger hunt in the Loop.
Ink sketch of young George Washington surveying the area around the Popes Creek plantation.
Apr 8

Alexandria, Virginia

Surveying Like George Washington

Join us for a guided walking tour of Alexandria through the eyes of our first president, where as a teenager he worked as a surveyor.

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