Of all the European nations facing the Atlantic Ocean, none would ordinarily have seemed to have greater advantages for entering the race for North American exploration than England. Explore the early English settlements in North America and meet the entrepreneurs who found their footing in a new world. […]
In the 15th century, Western Europeans were determined to seize their own opportunities of procuring wealth in the East. In order to achieve their goals, they decided to create a new set of rules.
The National Zoo is home to an astounding 1,800 animals representing 300 species. Here’s what makes it not only a fun place to visit but an important part of research and conservation work in the United States and around the world. […]
Washington’s National Cathedral is the second, largest church building in the United States. We talked with the cathedral’s chief stone mason, Joseph Alonso, about the building’s history—and efforts to recover from a 2011 earthquake. […]
History has been made in many of Washington, D.C.’s homes, both its grand mansions and its humble houses. You can learn a lot about D.C. history by stepping away from the federal buildings and grand memorials to visit some of its most historic—and glamorous—everyday homes. […]