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Seminar 2018: Local Area Attractions

Local Area Attractions


What would you like to do when you are in Washington, DC - visit museums, see needlework or textile exhibits, go to a baseball game, visit a national monument or a historic home, take a dinner cruise on the Potomac River or ……? The possibilities are endless.

Special Interest
Washington National Cathedral

More than 1,500 pieces of needlework—kneelers, seat cushions, and more—can be found throughout the Cathedral, portraying historic Americans, floral patterns, baby animals, and Christian symbols. They regularly conduct tours of the needlepoint called Close-Up Tour: Needlepoint plus there are a variety of other tours in the Cathedral.

The Textile Museum
The Textile Museum is located at George Washington University. The Textile Museum was established in 1925 by collector and connoisseur George Hewitt Myers to expand public knowledge and appreciation—locally, nationally, and internationally—of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world's textiles through scholarship, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Today, its collections of more than 20,000 textiles and related objects represent five millennia and five continents, including cultures from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The 20,000-volume Arthur D. Jenkins Library of Textile Arts is one of the world’s foremost resources for the study of textiles.

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Hillwood was the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post and reflects the life of its founder and her passion for excellence, gracious hospitality, art, history and gardens. Ms. Post was a collector of items from around the world and many of these are out for viewing in the Museum. The gardens are a spectacular place to take a stroll.

DAR National Headquarters (Daughters of American Revolution)
Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation's premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington's largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints. For a list of current events go to

General Tourism

•  Check the calendar at Cultural Tourism DC for the events that will be going on while you are in Washington, DC.

•  Order an Official Visitors Guide and Map for free at - There is a listing of 100 Free & Almost Free Things to do in DC

•  The Washington, DC government offers an online Visitor's Resource Center which provides information from tourism to getting around the city to events.

•  Trip Advisor provides an extensive list of things to do in Washington, DC including the top things to see

•  The Historic House Museum Consortium of Metropolitan Washington D.C has a diverse collection of over 40 sites open to the public as museums and historic attractions. Ranging from the homes of three presidents to the site of an infamous presidential assassination to homes lived in by abolitionists and civil rights leaders, suffragettes and diplomats, patriots, generals, a naval hero, and founding fathers and mothers, the website offers a wide variety of experiences.

•  If you are looking for an alternate way to see the sights of Washington, DC, consider taking a boat trip on the Potomac River. Trip Savvy offers an overview of the options available.

•  A great way to see Washington, DC is to take a tour. Expedia shows links to a variety of tours on their website at

Washington, DC is the home of several sports teams and you may be able to catch a game while there.
Check the schedules of the following teams:

DC United (men’s soccer)

Washington Mystics (women’s basketball)

Washington Nationals (men’s baseball)

Washington Redskins (men’s football)

Plan to spend a few extra days before or after Seminar to explore Washington, DC.

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Our Mission

ANG is an educational, non-profit organization whose purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. ANG defines needlepoint as any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground.


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