Events by Day

Silver Spring, Maryland
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Science Cafe- Aircrew in Extreme Environments: Aerospace and Operational Physiology in the U.S. Air Force External Event Page
Silver Spring,
Military aviation has always "pushed the envelope" of performance and operatiUSArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil onal capability. The human body is often the limiting factor in how high, how far, how fast, or how long aircraft operations can go. Aerospace medicine professionals dedicate their careers to finding ways to improve human performance for military aviators, bridging the gap between the safety of the crew and the extremes of today's mission demands. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Troy Faaborg is an Aerospace and Operational Physiologist who will present his role in optimizing human performance for USAF aircrew and the Airmen who support their missions.
FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.
For more information, please call 301-319-3303 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil .
Saturday, November 11, 2017
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Special Veterans Day Tour at the Medical Museum External Event Page
Silver Spring,
"The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introductory tour highlights the remarkable changes in American medicine over the past 150 years, with a special focus on military medicine. FREE! Reservations recommended but not required; meet in the museum lobby.
FREE! Reservations recommended but not required; meet in the museum lobby.
For more information, please call 301-319-3303 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil .

Multi-Day Events

Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, General, History, Library, Military, Specialized
Slavery to Freedom: Civil War to Civil Rights The Museum's permanent exhibition portrays the extraordinary African American struggle for freedom in the United States.
Derwood, Maryland
Park
Beltsville, Maryland
Culture, History, Library, Science, Specialized
The men and women who have been inducted into the ARS Science Hall of Fame represent a very special group of scientists—the best of the best. The most recent inductees (September 2009) are dairy scientist Max J. Paape, geneticist J. Neil Rutger and soil scientist B.A. Stewart.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Specialized
The history of the permanent collection of the Art Museum of the Americas has roots in the former Visual Arts Unit of the Organization of American States. Under this unit, the first donation of art was received in 1949, a gift of painting by Brazilian artist Candido Portinari.
Washington, District of Columbia
National Associations
The American Oil & Gas Historical Society (AOGHS) is dedicated to preserving the history of U.S. oil and natural gas exploration by providing advocacy for community museums and organizations that work to preserve that history through exhibition, material preservation – and especially educational programming.
Washington, District of Columbia
Historic House
The American Red Cross offers tours of the historic national headquarters building on Wednesdays and Fridays. Come explore the history of the organization and view the artwork and artifacts on display!
Arlington, Virginia
Art
The center is dedicated to preserving and supporting the new work of regional artists through exhibitions, studio space, and educational opportunities. The AAC serves as a bridge between artists and the public for awareness, appreciation, and involvement in the arts.
Mc Lean, Virginia
Historic House
George Washington Parke Custis (Martha Washington's grandson) built the house between 1802 and 1818. His daughter, Mary, married Robert E. Lee in the family parlor June 30, 1831. The Lee's called it home for 30 years until the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. The site contains the house, two original slave quarters, a museum, and a bookstore
Washington, District of Columbia
Military
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture
The Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States was established in 1976 by resolution of the OAS Permanent Council in tribute to the two-hundredth anniversary of the independence of the United States, host country of the OAS.
Artex  Organization Web Page
Landover, Maryland
Art
Artex in Landover, MD is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Washington, District of Columbia
Specialized
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture
Arlington, Virginia
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Donated to the Arlington Historical Society in 1975, this is Arlington's oldest residence. It was built around 1742. It is a rare example of the homes where the working class people of the time lived. It is occupied by a caretaker for the Society and the interior may be seen by calling ahead.
Washington, District of Columbia
The Bead Society of Greater Washington is dedicated to furthering the understanding of beads and ornaments.
Washington, District of Columbia
Historic House
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Wheaton, Maryland
Arboretum, Botanical Garden
Brookside Gardens is a horticultural display garden whose mission is to foster an appreciation for the art of gardening and science of horticulture through plant collections, horticultural displays, learning opportunities and events.
Arlington, Virginia
Library
Central Library in Arlington, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Falls Church, Virginia
Historic House
Cherry Hill is an 1845 Greek Revival farmhouse furnished in a mid-19th century style. Outbuildings include a barn with 19th century farming implements and tools.
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Historical Society
Washington, District of Columbia
Children's
Gaithersburg, Maryland
History
Glen Echo, Maryland
Art
McLean, Virginia
History, Historic House
The Farm is a living history museum portraying family life on a small, low-income farm just prior to the Revolutionary War.
College Park, Maryland
Specialized
Washington, District of Columbia
Cemetery
Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
One block from the White House sits William Wilson Corcoran's gallery, founded for the purpose of "encouraging American genius" in the arts.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art was founded in 1869 as Washington's first museum of art. It is a privately funded institution incorporating both a museum and college of art and design.
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
DAR Museum in Washington, DC is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
General, History, Historic House
Decatur House Museum in Washington, DC is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
University
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History
The Department of State's Diplomatic Reception Rooms are one of the greatest mirrors of America's remarkable cultural accomplishments in fine and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Here, visiting Chiefs of State, Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers, as well as other distinguished foreign and American guests are entertained officially. The Rooms opened in 1961.
Washington, District of Columbia
Children's
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Historic House, Library
Federal-period historic house museum. Dumbarton House hosts a regular schedule of special tours, free concerts, lectures, tastings, school programs and summer camps, and is also available for private rentals such as corporate, social, and wedding events. Limited parking and ADA-access is available behind the Museum via 27th Street at Q. Metrorail: Red Line, DuPont Circle’s Q Street exit.
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Ford’s Theatre Museum combines a remarkable collection of historic artifacts with a variety of interactive exhibits to tell the story of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Using environmental recreations, videos and three-dimensional figures, the museum transports visitors to 19th-century Washington, where they can follow Lincoln from his arrival in Washington in 1861.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Science, Specialized
In partnership with the Gaithersburg Historical Association, the City of Gaithersburg collects and displays photographs, documents, and other historic articles that tell the story of Gaithersburg and present that story in an interesting and interpretive manner.
Silver Spring, Maryland
Washington, District of Columbia
University
Mc Lean, Virginia
History, Nature Centers, Science
Great Falls Park, a site that is part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, is an 800 acre park located along the Potomac River 14 miles upriver from Washington D.C. The park is known for two things, its scenic beauty at the head of Potomac River fall line and the historic Patowmack Canal.The center features exhibits on the Falls, the area's history and its geology.
Greenbelt, Maryland
History, Historical Society
The Greenbelt Museum opened its doors in 1987 as part of Greenbelt’s 50th anniversary celebration. The Friends of the Greenbelt Museum formed a non-profit corporation and restored an original Greenbelt row house that was purchased by the City of Greenbelt to be a museum. The Friends of the Greenbelt Museum, Inc. (FOGM) supports the educational activities of the Greenbelt Museum.
Arlington, Virginia
History, Nature Centers, Science
The center has an interpretive nature center, a log house, a blacksmith's shop, animal displays and educational programs offered year round. The park is 40 acres with a stream, pond, wooded trails and access to the Potomac River.
Washington, District of Columbia
Children's, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, Historic House, Specialized
=Founded by American heiress to the Post cereal empire Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is one of the premier art collector's museums in the United States. The museum features the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia and a world-renowned collection of 18th-century French decorative art and furnishings.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Takoma Park, Maryland
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, Historical Society
As a Smithsonian Affiliate institution, our exhibits feature items on loan as well as pieces from our own collection. HSW over 27 featured exhibits planned over the next four years.
Lanham-Seabrook, Maryland
Science
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
University
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Library
Washington, District of Columbia
Specialized
Washington, District of Columbia
Church, History, Historical Society
We are the region's foremost destination and source for American Jewish history. We engage and inspire adults and children through our exhibitions, landmark historic synagogue, public programs, and educational initiatives. We collect, preserve, and share material culture that documents the story of the Jewish community in the Washington, D.C.
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Kensington, Maryland
Historical Society
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Rockville, Maryland
Laurel, Maryland
History
The Laurel Museum collects, preserves and displays objects, photographs, and archival material related to Laurel, Maryland. It is our intention to educate both local and non-local visitors about the history of the town of Laurel and the people, institutions and outside forces that formed the town.
Adelphi, Maryland
Art, Culture, Library, University
The Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard honors Sheppard’s extraordinary work, underscores his lifelong devotion to creating and promoting classical art, and celebrates the legacy of Maryland philanthropist and businessman Leroy Merritt.
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, History, Specialized
Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in Washington, D.C. with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction, displaying waxworks of historical and political figures, film stars, sports stars and more.
Manassas, Virginia
History, Historic House, Military, Park
The center serves as a museum, Stuart's Hill Center is operated by Manassas National Battlefield Park.
Mc Lean, Virginia
Art
The McLean Project for the Arts , a Museum Partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, presents the work of emerging and established regional artists.
Rockville, Maryland
Historical Society
Laurel, Maryland
Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Park
A fine example of Georgian architecture, popular in Maryland in the late 1700's, Montpelier Mansion sits on approximately 70 acres of beautiful parkland. Architectural and building construction details, as well as historical research, suggest that the house was constructed between 1781 and 1785.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Greenbelt, Maryland
Science
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Children's, Culture, History, Library, Military, Planetarium, Science, Specialized
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.
Washington, District of Columbia
Aquarium, Children's, Nature Centers, Science
Visit Us in Washington, DC! The National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Your admissions purchase supports vital conservation and education programs and offers a 45-minute introduction of America's Aquatic Treasures, featuring more than 1,500 animals including alligators, sharks, and loggerhead sea turtles.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, Specialized
As America's premier cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning, the National Building Museum offers insight into the history and future of the world we build ourselves.
Silver Spring, Maryland
Children's, General, History, Historic House, Specialized
The NCTM Visitor Center, the street car rides through Northwest Branch Park, and our Educational Program are all designed to fulfill the Museum's mission to collect and preserve objects related to the electric railway systems of the region and to use these objects to interpret the role of these transportation systems in the growth and development of the region and the impact of this technology on
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Anthropology, Art, Children's, Culture, History, Library, Military, Park, Science, Specialized
The museum focuses on understanding history through the viewpoint of the African American experience, featuring collections documenting art, history and culture, covering artifacts from the African Diaspora to present day.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Military, Science
Start your visit at the Nina and Ivan Selin Welcome Center for information to help you plan your day at the Museum. Here you can find out what programs are happening that day or pick up a map. If you have a specific question or need assistance, ask one of our friendly visitor services staff.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Science, Specialized
Where else can you explore the history of crime and punishment, experience driving and shooting simulators, and learn the real CSI procedures? At the National Museum of Crime & Punishment you explore all this and more.
Silver Spring, Maryland
General, History, Library, Military, Science, Specialized, University
The Historical Collections document changes in medical technology since the early 19th century. Included in this growing assemblage of more than 12,000 objects are X-ray equipment, microscopes, surgical instruments, numismatics and anatomical models.
Washington, District of Columbia
Natural History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Park
Washington, District of Columbia
Specialized
Washington, District of Columbia
Specialized
Washington, District of Columbia
Park, Zoo
Washington, District of Columbia
Children's
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Rockville, Maryland
Archaeology, Children's, History, Historic House, Park
A Federal-period brick dwelling built in 1857 on land granted in 1758 to John Cooke in the region now known as Rock Creek. Today it houses offices of the Park and Planning Commission of Montgomery County.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Library, Specialized
The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.
Olney, Maryland
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Park
Now owned by the Montgomery County Department of Parks, the cabin has been fully restored and furnished to depict the various periods of its history.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Fort Myer, Virginia
History, Military
The museum of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, known as the Old Guard, the U.S. Army's official ceremonial unit and Escort to the President, also the oldest active infantry unit.
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Laurel, Maryland
History
Rockville, Maryland
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Encounter superb works of modern art in an intimate setting at The Phillips Collection, an internationally recognized museum in Washington's vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Riverdale Park, Maryland
Historic House, Historical Society
Riversdale, a National Historic Landmark, is a restored, five-part, stucco-covered brick plantation home built between 1801 and 1807. Construction of this elegant manor house was begun by Henri Stier, a Flemish aristocrat, and was completed by his daughter Rosalie and her husband George Calvert, grandson of the fifth Lord Baltimore.
Riverdale, Maryland
History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Robert Brent Elemtary School in Washington, DC is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Sandy Spring, Maryland
General, History, Historic House, Park
The Sandy Spring Museum was established in 1980 as the community was experiencing a rapid change in population and personality. A rural setting of farms, pastureland and, winding roads was becoming a bedroom community of four intersections and upscale commuters.
Sandy Spring, Maryland
Culture, History, Specialized
The Great Hall displays slavery & civil rights documents along with art of the African Diaspora -- all presented against the backdrop of American history. The push for freedom via the Underground Railroad is discussed alongside the achievements and contributions of African Americans.
Savage, Maryland
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
History
College Park, Maryland
Art, Culture, History
The David C. Driskell Center is proud to present and preserve its collection of works by African American artists. The collection includes works by well known artists, such as Romare Bearden, David C. Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence, Keith Morrison, and Charles White. The Center's art collection will continue to grow through support from the Driskell Center Acquisition Fund.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Historic House, Library
The L. Ron Hubbard House in Washington, DC is the landmark location of the first Church of Scientology in the world. Here, the prolific American writer, explorer, and founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, trained students, lectured, and worked from 1957 through 1960.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Specialized
The Laogai Museum exposes the Laogai— China’s extensive system of forced-labor prison camps. These abusive prisons have been used since the Communist Party took power in 1949 to control the masses, and continue to exist today. Its prisoners, including those charged with political crimes, are forced to live and work in terrible conditions.
Washington, District of Columbia
History, Historic House, Library
The Society of the Cincinnati was founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental army and navy to promote the achievement of American independence. The Society acquired Anderson House in 1938 as a gift from Isabel Anderson, whose husband, Larz Anderson, had been a devoted member of the Society. The Society opened Anderson House as a historic house museum in 1939.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, History, Historic House, Nature Centers
Tudor Place Foundation operates an historic property located in the heart of Washington’s Georgetown area. Firmly rooted in the community, Tudor Place Foundation’s mission is to educate the public about American history and culture.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Arboretum
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
College Park, Maryland
Library
Washington Grove, Maryland
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Rockville, Maryland
History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Historic House, Library
The Woodrow Wilson House is the home to which President and Mrs. Wilson retired from the White House in 1921. President Wilson lived here until his death in 1924, and Mrs. (Edith) Wilson lived in the home until her death in 1961, at which time she bequeathed the home and its furnishings to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture
Art and culture are integral forces of development. Recognizing the contribution of art and culture to social cohesion and economic development, the World Bank's Art Program is formally charged with managing the institution's art collection and promoting contemporary art from its member nations. The Art Program makes particular effort to draw awareness to artists from developing countries.