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Art Deco architecture and sculpture adorn the local public elementary school.
Jun 29
Greenbelt, Maryland

Discover Greenbelt's Utopian Community of Tomorrow

An Art Deco dream to some, a hotbed of radical socialism to others, the original planned community of FDR's New Deal still stands today.
1940s movie star Jane Russell sitting on top of an Ercoupe.
Jul 13
College Park, Maryland

The Plane That Anyone Could Fly

Learn all about the Ercoupe, the revolutionary "plane of tomorrow," before catching a glimpse of one of the few left in action.
Historic photo of the Octagon House from the late 1880s.
Jul 20
Washington, D.C.

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

Step inside the iconic 19th century home to learn the truth behind the spooky legends.
Eastern red bats populate the District, swooping in to snack on pests like gypsy moths.
Aug 1
Washington, D.C.

The Bats of Tudor Place

Join us in the gardens of Georgetown's 18th-century federal mansion as we search for these winged, nocturnal mammals.

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