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Koch gives Smithsonian $35M for new dinosaur hall

An energy businessman is donating a record $35 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to build a new dinosaur hall on the National Mall, the museum complex announced Thursday.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 06:56pm EDT

Tags: dinosaurs, David H. Koch, National Mall

Jury names winners to redo parts of National Mall

The nonprofit Trust for the National Mall is naming the winners of a design competition to overhaul three neglected sites on the expanse often called America's front yard.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 01:52am EDT

Tags: National Mall, art, national mall design competition

Smithsonian welcomes Discovery to space collection

Space shuttle Discovery is preparing to move into its new home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 10:20am EDT

Tags: Space Shuttle Discovery, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian, Hains Point, National Mall, Old Town, National Harbor


Hundreds gather at Lincoln Memorial for sunrise service

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial for a sunrise Easter service.

Sunday - 04/08/2012, 08:13am EDT

Tags: Easter, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, National Church

Experts survey the National Mall for sinkage

Experts are trying to determine whether the National Mall and the nation's monuments are sinking and whether the August earthquake made it worse.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 04:12am EDT

Tags: Washington Monument, National Mall, earthquake

Closed doors and eyesores: Welcoming tourists to D.C.

The National Mall is not looking its best, ripped up due to construction work. Beyond the Mall, tourist spots like Union Station and the National Cathedral are also suffocated in scaffolding and orange mesh. It leaves a lot to be desired for tourists in town to see the cherry blossoms.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 07:07am EDT

Tags: andrew mollenbeck, National Mall, construction, Mall construction, tourism

National parks generate more than $1B for local economy

National parks in D.C., Maryland and Virginia generated more than $1.8 billion in revenue in 2010 from 58 million visitors and supported more than 22,000 related jobs.

Sunday - 03/11/2012, 07:57am EDT

Tags: National Mall, C&O Canal, Shenandoah National Park, Rock Creek Park, Antietam Battlefield, Manassas National Battlefield Park

Final night to check out 'Song 1' at the Hirshhorn

Visitors can see the first work of 360-degree cinema in a continuous cylinder from sundown to midnight from March 22 through May 20.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 12:26pm EST

Tags: Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian, doug aitken, i only have eyes for you, museum, National Mall


The Carousel on the Mall: Spinning civil rights history

Fifty years ago, the carousel on the Mall sat in Gwynn Oak Amusement Park just outside of Baltimore. Gwynn Oak opened in the 1890s and was "Whites-Only" for many years.

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 02:37pm EST

Tags: Carousel on the Mall, Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, segregation, Jim Crow, National Mall

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