May 29, 2009
Friday, May 29: You Can’t Do That Amelia!: Flights of Fancy—Stories for Children
Bring the little ones in your family out for story time at the National Air and Space Museum. This week, come hear about Amelia Earhart’s escapades as a little girl with a reading of Kimberly Wagner Killer’s You Can’t Do That Amelia!. Hang around after the reading to participate in an art activity and while you’re there, don’t forget to see Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega, which she used to make her historic flight across the Atlantic in 1932. And if your kids want to hear more about Amelia, or read about her on their own, I totally recommend Women Who Dare: Amelia Earhart by Susan Reyburn. Free. National Air and Space Museum, 11:00 AM
Saturday, May 30: John Ferling signs his book, The Ascent of George Washington
Award-winning author John Ferling will be available to sign his book, The Ascent of George Washington. Ferling has also been a contributing author to Smithsonian magazine, most recently in 2007 with his piece, “100 Days That Shook the World.” Free. American History Museum, 1:00-3:00 PM
Sunday, May 31: The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington
A docent will take you on a tour of the photography exhibition, The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington. The show celebrates and document’s black Washington DC through almost a century’s worth of photographs. Free. American History Museum, 10:30 AM
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