Presidential Inauguration, Washingon DC

Photos From The 2017 Presidential Inauguration

WorldStrides brought 6,000 students to Washington, D.C., to experience the historic Presidential Inauguration. Students were also able to visit some of the sights of our nation’s capital and even had the option to attend their own Inaugural Ball! Here are just a few photos from the weekend – che... Read More

Presidential Inauguration

5 Obscure Facts About Past Presidential Inaugurations

We’re looking forward to bringing more than 6,000 students to our nation’s capital to experience this year’s historic Presidential Inauguration! As our groups begin to arrive in Washington, D.C., we put together this list of five obscure facts about past Presidential Inaugurations you may not ... Read More

Jefferson Memorial, Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

10 Interesting Facts About the Presidential Election

Across the country, citizens are exercising their right to vote on Election Day. Ahead of 2016’s historic election, we decided to research the history of the presidential election. Here are 10 interesting facts we learned about the presidential election. A candidate has won the popular vote but l... Read More

Presidential Inauguration, Washingon DC

Meet Our 2017 Inauguration Heritage Festival Adjudicators

The Inauguration Heritage Festival only happens every four years. On January 20, 2017, students have the opportunity to be in the nation’s capital for this historic event, then perform at an adjudicated festival! At our 2017 Inauguration Heritage festival, students will perform before a panel of n... Read More

Inauguration festival

Meet Smithsonian Expert Chris Wilson

The story of our democracy is written everyday by citizens – and especially by young people –  who help to shape our future with their decisions. This pivotal Inauguration will be one of those seminal moments. Chris Wilson, director of the African American History Program at Smiths... Read More

Washington Monument at Sunset

6 Flag Day Facts

Happy Flag Day! In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring June 14 Flag Day. Congress followed the proclamation in 1949 by enacting a statue that officially recognized Flag Day. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States which occurred on June 14, 1777... Read More