A small town girl making the big city home. She loves everything DC, and is slowly introducing her one-year-old to the world of Smithsonians, monuments, cherry blossoms and the DMV. A perfect day in town would include breakfast at Eastern Market (or Founding Farmers), checking out the National Gallery of Art, a burger and/or shake at Good Stuff or sandwich from Taylor Made, the two mile walk around the monuments, and cupcakes from Sprinkles (or Georgetown Cupcake if the line isn't forever long) to go.

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Black History Month: You Can Still Celebrate

Frederick Douglass' home in Anacostia

Frederick Douglass’ home in Anacostia is now a National Historic Site. Douglass is a prominent African-American civil rights leader from the 1800s. His birthday, although officially unknown, is celebrated February 14.

If you’re like me, and have been hibernating at home for the last month with the stomach flu– don’t worry you can still get out to celebrate Black History Month in the DC area.

I’ve really been wanting to hit up a few museums before spring really hits and I’ll only want to thaw from winter in the sun. Black History month activities and exhibits are the perfect way to better educate myself to be better able to educate my children. I want them to recognize the hard work of others in helping to develop the society we live in today.

Driving near the Washington Monument, you can’t help but notice the giant hole in the ground for the future National Museum of African American History and Culture (set to be complete in 2015). But you don’t have to wait until then to get in on some of the fun the Smithsonian has going on this month to celebrate.

The Alexandria Black History Museum (902 Wythe Street) is also a great place to check out for a look at the regional history from the civil war era to today. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $2.

Here are a look at events going on through the end of February for the entire family.

Black History Month Events Still Going On


More February Fun

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