Andrew G. Truxal Library compiles monthly a bibliography for the The Guild for L.I.F.E. to accompany members to their trips and/or tours. Each month the Guild for Life visits museums, parks, gardens, art galleries and factories from the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, please visit: The Guild for Life.
This archive of past trips is a great resource to identify special places to visit in our region. Browse by year to to see trips that are all day trips from AACC.
The National Building Museum features exhibits about architecture, design, engineering and urban planning. When created it was known as the Pension Building. The building was constructed and designed by Montgomery Cunningham Meigs the US Army quartermaster general. It is located at 401 F Street NW in Washington, DC.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as Baltimore Basilica, is the first Roman Catholic Cathedral built in the United States. The cathedral was designed by Architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe who is considered the "Father of American Architecture".
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is an annex with two aviation hangars of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museuem located in Chantilly, Virginia. It has exhibits of planes and space vessels including the the "Gemini 7" capsule, the "Enola Gay" and the Space Shuttle "Discovery". The Buildings are named after Steven Ferencz Udvar–Házy who is is a Hungarian American billionaire businessman, and the CEO of Air Lease Corporation.
The Newseum was a museum in Washington DC that focused on communication. In one of its galleries had sections of the Berlin Wall. Other exhibits such as the Today's Front Page gallery included the daily covers of about 80 international newspapers. Other exhibits presented themes about the First Amendment, freedom of the press, radio, internet and 9/11.
Montpelier Mansion is a Georgian style slave plantation house. Other names of the mansion have been the Snowden-Long House, New Birmingham and Montpelier. It's first residents were Major Thomas Snowden and wife Anne. Montpelier Mansion was built between 1781 and 1785 in Laurel, Maryland.
The Museum of the Bible is a museum located on 400 4th Street South West Washington, DC. The museum exhibits the narrative and history of the Bible. The Museum of the Bible is non-sectarian and non-political.
The Sagamore Farm is a distillery of Rye Whiskey located in Port Covington, Maryland.
Library photo courtesy of Barry Halkin Photography