Presidents Neighborhood

An Interesting History of the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Trees

An Interesting History of the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Trees

DC’s display of cherry blossoms each spring has rarely disappointed! Since 1912 many devoted locals and even more visitors eagerly await their arrival! Today there is even a festival to celebrate their pink and white beauty. But, the road to today’s spectacular season of blossoms has not always been easy. There have been a few most interesting bumps along the way…

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The Importance of Gardens in Early America

The Importance of Gardens in Early America

Why did the new United States of America need gardens? After all not everyone has gardens today. And does anyone care? Today almost everyone has a mobile phone and we could honestly live without one. So, why is it essential that we have one? Every youth measures his/her worth and how well he/she fits-in by having or not having just the right mobile phone. Well, the young Unites States was no different.

Gardens As Museums

Gardens As Museums

A museum is a collection of people’s ideas and beliefs over time. The objects that make up a museum collection present a picture of what was important during the particular time period of the collected objects. Collected objects can be --- building parts, textiles, art, objects of daily use, documents, architecture, plants, animals, recordings, photographs, etc.  

What’s In the President’s Neighborhood?

What’s In the President’s Neighborhood?

St John’s Episcopal Church is a lovely church with yellow stuccoed walls located at 16th and H Streets, across from the Lafayette Square in the northwest quadrant of Washington, DC. The cornerstone was laid on September 14, 1815, 15 years after President John Adams (second president of the United States) and his wife Abigail Adams, moved into the newly constructed White House.