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Trump Asked The Park Service To Prove The Media Lied About His Inauguration Crowd

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump personally called the head of the National Park Service on the day after his inauguration to ask for photographic evidence that...

The Women's March Taught Me To Get Offline And Show Up

The Huffington Post | Angelina Chapin | Posted 01.24.2017 | Women

In the late morning of the Women’s March on Washington I felt more like a restless kid on a field trip than a participant in an historic event. I ha...

White House Press Secretary Rips Reporters In First Briefing Room Appearance

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer used his first appearance in the White House briefing room to unequivocally rebuke the press and accuse report...

It Sure Looks Like More People Showed Up For The Women's March Than Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics

Photos from President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday appear to show a much smaller crowd than the one at the Women’s March on Washington Satur...

The Mall Looked Relatively Empty For Donald Trump's Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

Aerial shots of the National Mall during President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday showed relatively sparse crowds. Crowd estimates for the cere...

Here's Why We'll Never Know How Many People Attended The Inauguration

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Jason Alderman

With the throngs flocking to Washington, D.C. to celebrate and protest the Inauguration of Donald Trump, one thing is certain: there will not be an of...

Here's A Schedule Of Inauguration Events

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, marking the official beginning of his administration. The swearin...

Here's A Helpful Guide For Breastfeeding Moms Going To D.C. This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.19.2017 | Parents

On Saturday, an estimated 200,000 women and allies will participate in the Women’s March on Washington. The day before, around 800,000 people are ex...

In D.C., Siting a Pavilion in a Park

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.06.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

The site for the newest museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is informed by its own context and history. National Museum of African Amer...

There's Now A Refugee Camp In Washington, D.C.

The Huffington Post | Max Greenwood | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Africa Stewart, an obstetrician and gynecologist who grew up in the U.S., had never crossed an ocean before her first assignment with D...

Along the Leadership Walk: Growing as Leaders by Learning from the Past

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

On a characteristically hot and humid summer day in Washington, D.C., I ventured with a small group of Goodwill Industries International team members ...

The Other Washington

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Traces of this other Washington are everywhere. As the new capital was rising from former woods and swampland, slaves labored on many of its buildings, including the White House and the Capitol.

The Mall is Finally the Cause, Not Just the Stage

John E. “Chip” Akridge, III | Posted 10.08.2016 | Impact
John E. “Chip” Akridge, III

Well over a year ago, a five-foot chunk of stone fell from the ceiling of the Jefferson Memorial. Perhaps we're just getting used to living in an age where government funding doesn't keep pace with the growing needs of our important public spaces.

America, Your Front Yard Is A Total Mess, And Drake Is Coming To Help

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

Early one morning in April 2014, the water-damaged ceiling of the Jefferson Memorial portico finally surrendered to the elements, dropping a 5-foot-lo...

Urban American Outdoors TV Show to Host Fishing Derby at National Mall

Michael Sainato | Posted 09.11.2016 | DC
Michael Sainato

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015, a fishing derby is being held at the Constitution Gardens in Washington D.C.'s National Mall, for 250 urban youth.

Can Parks and Memorials Happily Co-Exist?

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The National Mall in Washington, DC is saturated with monuments and museums and, while there is little support for adding more to the Mall, there is support for continuing the tradition of building monuments in the city.

The Intern's Pocket Guide To Surviving A Summer In DC

Abree Murch | Posted 05.22.2016 | DC
Abree Murch

You're probably frantically trying to pack, making lists of museums and monuments you want to see, and generally wondering what the heck you got yourself into -- especially if this is your first time on your own in a major metropolitan area.

Progress Requires Patience in This Town, but Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Joan Wages | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Joan Wages

Some of our supporters have wondered what's taking so long, and I can only point to the fact that as Ms. Conwill indicated, few things move quickly in this town. The good news is that today, we are closer than ever to making the Museum a reality.

2014's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.

An Old Lockkeeper's House Points the Way to the National Mall's Future

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 02.08.2015 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Every year, millions of people pass by a nondescript stone building situated on the northwest side of the National Mall, just inches from the bustling...

Group Gets $1 Million To Restore Oldest Structure On Washington's National Mall

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - A group planning to restore and preserve the oldest existing structure on the National Mall in Washington will receive...

Making the Case for a National Women's History Museum

Joan Wages | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

As a young girl sitting through history classes, I often wondered where were the women during all of that time? It was as though I was learning men's history. Where was women's history?

How We Can Honor Our Vets Every Day

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 01.10.2015 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Veterans Day is an important time to look for ways we can support these brave men and women in our own communities. It's an opportunity for all of us to remember the sacrifices our fellow citizens have made on our behalf, and to shine a bright light on their needs.

Breathing New Life Into America's Front Yard

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 11.18.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Ask anyone where Constitution Gardens is, and they're as likely to say it's in Philadelphia as in Washington, D.C.

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.