“Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press,” here through Jan. 27,
features President Franklin
D. Roosevelt’s “fireside chats” microphone and Tina Fey’s “Sarah Palin” costume
“Elephant Trails,” a breeding, education, and research
program to help scientists care for elephants in zoos and
save them in the wild, is
also expanding visitors’
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL
The memorial is the newest feature on the Mall and the 395th national park. The controversially truncated “I Was a Drum Major for Justice, Peace, and Righteousness” quote remains in the stone but is due to be replaced with its unedited version by MLK Day 2013.
CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP
The new center at Ford’s
Theatre covers the fallout
after President Lincoln’s
assassination in 1865,
while the gift shop features
a tower of tomes.
Reopened in April after
a 32-year hiatus, the theater has expanded seating,
state-of-the-art acoustics, and a gleaming 1910 facade.