Monday, July 16, 2012

National Portrait Gallery

Walt and I decided to go to the National Portrait Gallery yesterday to see a new exhibit called "1812: A Nation Emerges." Neither one of us knew too much about the War of 1812, but we learned a lot about it and the main players, soldiers and statesmen--Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Oliver Hazard Perry, Andrew Jackson, Dolley Madison, Henry Clay, and even Napoleon. We always really enjoy the National Portrait Gallery and it was a nice place to wander around on a hot Sunday afternoon, and fun to see this new exhibit, 200 years after the War of 1812 began.
Hi George!
I only got a picture of an early flag (this was when Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner," before a guard told me I couldn't take any pictures in the exhibit. Oh well.

An early flag

Cool staircases in NPG

Walking the C & O canal in Georgetown

A cool treat on a hot day

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