Tagged with history

A Portrait of America

A Portrait of America

By Jack Feldman On a beautiful day in D.C., a group of Drake students including myself decided to see what the National Portrait Gallery had to offer. I had been to the gallery before and I knew that I had to see a few of my favorite paintings again. However, I was surprised at how … Continue reading

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

By Riley Fink Today I visited the Smithsonian museums. While I would have loved to experience all of them, the one I focused on was the National Museum of American History. Walking around outside on the National Mall, you can see several of the Smithsonian’s buildings from one spot. My favorite from a purely visual … Continue reading

Never forget

Never forget

By Jack Feldman Today I had one of the most powerful experiences in my life. The bleak, metal elevator doors shut and a voice came crackling through the speakers of the little monitor on the ceiling. An American accent told us that some kind of camp had been discovered, that they didn’t know what we … Continue reading

A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

By: Sarah Schroeder This afternoon we visited the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum. This is my first time in Washington D.C. and this experience was one I had being looking forward too. Spending a couple of hours walking through the museum was an incredibly somber, yet rewarding time. What stuck out to me the most about the museum was the … Continue reading

America’s morally unresolved history

America’s morally unresolved history

By Jess Lynk The Washington Center has put forth a variety of speakers from differing backgrounds, perspectives and fields. Today one of those speakers was Greg Carr, a distinguished professor at Howard University. Our conversation largely focused on race, but there was something he said that stuck with me all day. “America’s history is morally … Continue reading

The FDR Memorial

The FDR Memorial

By Larissa Wurm We have seen a number of things while in D.C. – the Lincoln Memorial, the Holocaust Museum, the White House, the Newseum and so much more. One of the monuments that I found particularly intriguing was the FDR Memorial.  

The Reflecting Stairs

The Reflecting Stairs

By: Jennifer Pacini I never thought a simple set of stairs would have such an impact. While walking through the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, there was a lot to take in. Talking was at a minimum and visitors walked through at their own pace. Taking in the horrors took a toll on all of … Continue reading

A Time For Firsts

By Jill Applegate While for others this may be their second or third time going to Washington D.C., this is really an experience of a lifetime for me. Not only have I never been to our nation’s capital, but I have also never flown on an airplane or seen the coast.  I have never been … Continue reading

Intrigue and Interest

By Noelle Smith I’m eager to attend the inauguration because it means witnessing history. It’s not often our everyday lives involve watching history happen. I’m hoping President Obama’s inaugural speech will give some indication of the legislation he hopes to pass in his second term. It will be telling of the times to hear his … Continue reading