November 29, 2011

What I Did in Washington D.C.

On Thursday, November 17th, my traveling companions and I, flew out of White Plains airport in New York at 3:30 PM.  We flew an estimated distance of 234 miles in 58 minutes, and landed at Ronald Regan Airport in Washington, D.C.  There, we were met by a driver, who took us to the National Public Radio Studios, where I gave a taped interview with Linda Wertheimer for “Morning Edition.”  It was wonderful meeting the iconic Linda Wertheimer, whose voice I’ve been listening to for more than thirty years!  At 5:35 PM, we departed National Public Radio for the Smithsonian’s “in Conversation with Martha Stewart” Event at Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) Building, Constitution Hall.  The evening began with a donor reception in the O’Byrne Gallery where I chatted and signed books.  We then moved to the great DAR Constitution Hall, where I gave a presentation on American Style, followed by an onstage Q&A with interviewer Marc Pachter, the Interim Director of the National Museum of American History.  It was wonderful to spend some time in the DAR building.  The DAR was founded in 1890 and is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.  The DAR building also houses a fabulous museum of 31 period rooms and 2 galleries and is certainly worth a visit!

Update: If you would like to read my speech, you can read it here.