Brewmaster Studios

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the Heurich House Museum's newest project, Brewmaster Studios, for the National Trust for Historic Preservation's "Preservation Leadership Forum Blog". We converted our historic carriage house into a work space for arts and humanities professionals, including working artists. I'm really proud of how we were able to convert non-collection space into a …

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The Vices of the Cat in the Hat

Dr. Brent Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently blew my mind by showing me a Russian sculpture meant to teach children morality lessons about human vices.  "Children are the Victims of Adult Vices" was created by Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin and is located near the Kremlin in Moscow.  Chemiakin …

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The Duke’s Incubator

There is a lot of talk in DC and other big cities about incubators.  And while Affinity Lab and The Hive have had nice write-ups, one of the most important incubators in Washington, DC has had very little press.  It also closed around 1928, and had nothing to do with tech start-ups. As you surely know by now, …

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Radio Time: Why You Shouldn’t Drink and Drive on a Horse and Wagon

Listen to this! the location is featured every month on Metro Connection, a local news magazine show on Washington, D.C.’s NPR station, WAMU 88.5.  In each segment (also called the location), I talk about a different D.C. location that has some kind of interesting or offbeat history. Tune in today Friday, September 28 at 1pm or Saturday, …

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What I’m Reading

Sorry for the long, long break.  I hate to make excuses, but my day job needed attention.  Some fun stuff I read while I was away: Reading: Mustaches, typewriters, landlines, shopping by mail, "videotape machines", and indoor hammocks are all featured in a look back through old Apartment Life magazines from the 1970's via Gothamist.  …

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