The Smithsonian Institution is often referred to as "the Nation's Attic," with exhibits ranging from a 3.5 billion year-old fossil to the ruby slippers actress Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz.
The National Archives is the equivalent of the country's filing cabinet.
In 1963, A. Philip Randolph came to Washington to organize the largest Civil Rights demonstration of its time, The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
When Eleanor Roosevelt came to the White House in 1933, she broke precedent by holding press conferences, traveling to all parts of the country, giving lectures, and expressing her opinions candidly in a daily syndicated newspaper column, "My Day."
The Woodrow Wilson House is preserved exactly as it was when Wilson lived there. Tours of the home include special exhibits and videos, which use historical footage.
a production of WETA,
the public broadcasting station
in the nation's capital