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  1. Exhibit: Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington and Medicine

    January 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - March 7, 2019, 9:00 PM

    This traveling exhibit explores the story of George Washington’s own health and examines the ways in which he sought to safeguard the health and wellness of his family, staff, slaves, and troops. His story also illuminates the practice of medicine which was transitioning from a traditional healer craft to a profession during this time. This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health with the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.

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  2. Exhibit: Negro Baseball Leagues

    February 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2019, 9:00 PM

    When baseball first organized in the 1860s, Jim Crow laws and segregationist sentiment effectively shut black ballplayers out of major and minor league competition. African Americans formed their own teams and barnstormed across the country from the 1880s through 1962. This special exhibit features memorabilia from the historic Negro National Leagues.

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  3. Swing and Sway

    February 4, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    This music and movement class is just the thing you need to get started in the morning. No stories, just song and dance. Ages 0-6.

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  4. Chat and Play

    February 4, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ages 0- 6 Free play for little ones, and a chance to chat and relax for parents.

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  5. The Day the Music Died & Tommy Dee

    February 4, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    February 3 is the 60th anniversary of the first tragedy of rock & roll—the airplane crash that killed Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Richie Valens. Tommy Dee, a native of Vicker, Virginia was working as a disc jockey at KFXM in California when he read of the accident on his station’s Teletype. He dealt with the tragedy by writing “Three Stars,” the first musical tribute to the three singers. Music historian and author Al Leichter will play music and present a talk on the 1959 airplane crash and the often forgotten career of Tommy Dee.

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