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Entries by Zoe P. Strassfield from 07/2012

What I Found (And Found Out) At The National Archives

| Posted 07.02.2012 | DC

Preserving freedom is serious business. The Declaration of Independence is rather hard to read in places because it was stored in direct sunlight for many years -- a definite no-no for historical artifacts.

Exploring "The World and All That's in It"

| Posted 07.09.2012 | DC

I won't claim I had no interest in geography before I started reading National Geographic, that's simply not true. But I wasn't aware of all of the things that "geography" could encompass.

The Fire of Adventure

| Posted 07.31.2012 | Huffington Post

There are several paintings in the museum of people who donated money or collections, but this one wasn't a typical portrait. The man and woman in the painting were dressed in climbing gear and kneeling on a mountain summit, holding an American flag and the flag of the National Geographic Society.