Ghosts of the Great Hall brings real characters from Washington's history to life. Student groups are led through the Great Hall to three different characters and experience the past through their defining moments. At the conclusion of each interactive performance, students are encouraged to ask questions about the event and/or life of their character. Students will have opportunities to explore the museum exhibits before and/or after the guided portion of the tour. This facilitated program can accommodate groups up to 200 students.
Daredevils and Trailblazers: Washington's Pioneers of Aviation
Wednesdays only: March 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2016
From the first African American woman to earn an international pilot's license to the founder of a major aircraft company, meet the visionaries who broke through racial barriers, worked in wartime factories, and flew dangerous missions in Europe during World War II. Students will have a chance to learn about the "Red Tail Angels," better known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the aerial tricks of Bessie Coleman, a real-life Rosie the Riveter's determination, and William Boeing's vision that became one of the world's leading airplane manufacturing companies through artifacts, photographs, and ephemera.