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  • Liberty, one of two turkeys "pardoned" by President Obama, peers through the slats of a carrier at his new home, Mount Vernon, after an arrival that was heralded by visitors and staff Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    A good Thanksgiving for two turkeys

    Liberty and Peace, a pair of 19-month-old turkeys, were recently plucked from their Minnesota farm and brought to the District, never to see their friends or family members again.


  • Heavy D to be honored by stars, family

    A private funeral will be held Friday in Mount Vernon for hip-hop star Heavy D, who died last week at a Los Angeles hospital after collapsing outside his home. He was 44. His family said he died of complications from pneumonia.


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    Tour shows Mount Vernon's role in Civil War

    A new tour of Mount Vernon is showing visitors how the Northern Virginia estate has a history beyond being home to George Washington, including a role in the Civil War.


  • For those visitors interested in learning more about the architecture of Monticello, an excellent exhibition, "Making Monticello," in the two-level Smith Gallery traces the evolution of the house. Jefferson built and rebuilt his masterpiece over four decades based on pattern books and the neoclassical buildings he saw in Paris while minister to France.

    ART: Monticello's new visitor center

    Visitor centers are proliferating at our nation's most cherished landmarks to change the tourist experience.


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