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A few weeks ago, I took a blogging break because I had a fall break from college where I spent a day and a half in DC and also went home. Since Disney can be found almost anywhere, I decided to post on the Disney parts of my DC adventures.
The half day that I was in DC I had decided to make a return trip to the Newseum. The Newseum is a museum located right near the Capitol and is focused on the history of news and media. The Newseum is five floors and you can easily spend a few hours looking at different things there. One of the changing exhibits the Newseum had was the Baby Boomers exhibit. A timeline with major events was on the wall with each year (and some before and after) that the Baby Boomers were born in. Post it notes were off to the side and invited visitors to post any events they thought the timeline left out or personal important dates. Well I was not alive during any of the years on the timeline so I did not have any personal memories to add, but I added a post it note to 1971 because they had not mentioned that Walt Disney World opened in this year! I don’t know how long they will keep the Post it notes up but it would be cool to go back and see if it is still there.
On the full day that I had in DC I visited Georgetown, as well as the National Museum of American History. I had gone to this museum to look at the new exhibits as well as see Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers again, Kermit the Frog, and one of the original Dumbo elephants from the Disneyland ride. I had not looked in advance to see that Kermit and Dumbo were no longer on display, which was disappointing. I did however, find a Mousekeeters hat which Lonnie Burr wore in 1980.
You can visit many of the major cities in the world and find a Disney store, but it is neat to discover Disney artifacts or add a bit of Disney to somewhere you go!