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Historic photo of the Octagon House from the late 1880s.
Apr 20
Washington, D.C.

A Skeptic’s Guide to D.C.’s 'Haunted' Octagon House

Step inside this 19th century home to learn the truth behind the spooky legends.
"The Ale-House Door," by Henry Singleton, c. 1790.
Apr 20
Alexandria, Virginia

On the Trail of D.C.'s First Brewmaster

Walk in the footsteps of the District's first brewer, Andrew Wales.
Union Station in the early 20th century.
Apr 28
Washington, D.C.

Hidden Union Station

With trains rumbling nearby, explore parts of D.C.'s iconic Union Station that the public rarely sees.
May 4
Poolesville, Maryland

If You Could Talk to the Animals

Join us as we walk and talk with the critters of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.
The Queen of Magic, Adelaide Hermann.
May 4
Washington, D.C.

The Golden Age of Magic

Join professional illusionist and magic historian Michael Cantori for a deep dive into spiritualism, seances, and 19th-century illusions.
Poet Janaka Stucky.
May 16
Washington, D.C., United States

Ascend Ascend: A Poetic Performance

Experience a public ritual for personal transformation with poet Janaka Stucky.
Is this signature a real or a fake?
May 18
Mount Vernon, Virginia

The Fakes, Forgeries, and Frauds of George Washington

Join us at George Washington's Mount Vernon as we enter the world of deception where fraudulent artifacts and signatures elude even expert eyes.
Flippers from the Williams pinball game "Demolition Man."
May 19
College Park, Maryland

How to Be a Pinball Wizard

Come learn the fraught history of a once illegal game, get tips from the pros, and enjoy a game or three at MOM's Organic Market in College Park.

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