The Smithsonian Institution is facing a $65 million budget cut this year under automatic funding reductions approved by Congress, and officials say that could lead to furloughs or museum closings if the cuts persist for the year ahead.
The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation’s most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years.
Though temporary exhibitions tend to get more press, there are Baltimore-area museums that still offer sights to see in their permanent galleries.
In 1978, in Santa Rosa, Calif., more than 100 women came together and entered classrooms of schools and local communities to give presentations on the topic of women’s history. An essay competition and a parade were held. The event was the first informal celebration of women and the contributions they’ve made in world history. Building on its success a movement grew that culminated in February of 1981, when President Jimmy Carter designated the week of March 8, (International Women’s Day), as the National Women’s History Week. Within six years 14 states had declared the month of March as Women’s History Month; and the next year the U.S. Congress officially designated the observance. Throughout March, in the Baltimore area, there are many opportunities to celebrate the importance of women in the history of humanity. Special events and opportunities to get involved are available for both women and men of all ages. This year’s theme is Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The Smithsonian Institution’s museums and National Zoo are reopening on the National Mall after shutting their doors for two days because of superstorm Sandy.
They say you learn something new every day, but if you feel like it’s been a while, you aren’t taking full advantage of all Baltimore has to offer. Feed your imagination with art, film, culture and even food. All are celebrated in the best museum exhibits to see this fall. From sculpture to Jewish culture, enjoy everything Baltimore has to offer in the arts right here.
City residents can enjoy a good symphony, broadway production or private art showing all throughout the year. When saving is a priority, Baltimore has tons to offer.
Charm City has an array of options for a fabulous Girls’ Night Out. From spas to dancing, you can find everything you’re looking for in Baltimore’s character-filled neighborhoods. Whether your girls lean toward the traditional or crave the unusual, Baltimore’s got your Girls Night Out covered.
New Market, Md., St. Michaels, Md. and Lancaster, Pa. are home to some of best day trips outside of Baltimore City.
Washingtonians and visitors to the capital were marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks that stunned the city with commemorations Sunday at museums, churches and ballparks.
The National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Washington has unveiled an exhibit featuring items from the man known for years as the Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski.
New maps and directional signs are being added to the National Mall to help visitors find Washington’s monuments and museums.