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A meal aboard the International Space Station.
Aug 22
Washington, D.C., United States

(G)astro on Tap

Join Astronomy on Tap for food talks that are out of this world.
Is this signature a real or a fake?
Aug 25
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 can elude even the experts' eyes.
A demonstration during the 1918 influenza epidemic.
Aug 30
Washington, D.C., United States

Plagues and People at Historic Congressional Cemetery

Come explore two centuries of illness, disease, and death at one of D.C.'s oldest cemeteries.
The Dentzel Carousel in its opening year of 1921.
Sep 8
Glen Echo, Maryland

Round & Round: The Rebirth of the Dentzel Carousel

A behind-the-scenes tour of Dentzel Carousel and Glen Echo Park's grounds with the National Carousel Association and a National Park Service Ranger.
Archaeologists are storing the ship in tanks of water to halt deterioration.
Sep 15
Alexandria, Virginia

Preserving Alexandria's 18th-Century Ships

Help the Alexandria Archaeology Museum document, preserve, and save recently-discovered, centuries-old ships from being lost to time.
Flippers from the Williams pinball game "Demolition Man".
Sep 16
College Park, Maryland

How to Be a Pinball Wizard

Come learn the fraught history of a game once illegal and deemed a public menace. Plus, tips from the pros and time to play at MOM's Organic Market in College Park.
A ghost ship peaceful on the water.
Oct 20
Nanjemoy, Maryland

In Search of the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

Maryland’s “Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay” is the largest concentration of shipwrecks in the Western Hemisphere. Join us by kayak as we venture through the nearly 200 vessels that lie there.

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