required study trip to Washington, D.C.

required study trip to Washington, D.C.
Jan 10 – 12, 2019

Trump shutdown update:
The study trip will proceed as planned. If the Smithsonian museums are closed on Friday, we have alternative projects for Friday during the day. Drop off and pick up points and times same as below regardless. Friday evening alumni, family, and friends event is on as planned.

—> new shutdown itinerary here in the  Humes DC reader (pdf 4.5 mb)

WEATHER — dress for success please. We will spend a lot of time outside.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 29.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


Wednesday Jan 9, early on-campus move-in approved for Humesters and Fellows.

Thursday January 10
9:00 am — bus departs Baker Lot
Pack light and wear your coat, gloves, scarf, hat You’ll be carrying your stuff on a couple longish walks, so bring a day pack only. Also, water bottle.

about 3:30pm – arrive D.C. We get dropped off at the Jefferson Memorial

Thursday late afternoon walk: Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial. We’ll take about 2 hours. Stick to your fellows groups.
Mini-lectures by faculty and archivists.

Thursday 6:00pm meet your host families at the Lincoln Memorial here or depart in groups via public transportation to meet your host families.

overnight with your host families

Friday Jan 11

9:45am meet outside the National Museum of African American History and Culture (info)

and following our initial visit (until about noon), either stay in the NMAAHC for a closer look and work on your revolutionary artifact, or proceed to one of the other three museums:
1. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (info)
2. American Indian Museum (info)
3. Air and Space Museum (info)
Find your revolutionary artifact in one of these four museums and document it for curation in your portfolio.

Then meet at the National Portrait Gallery (G Street Lobby) at 2:45pm. Work on perception and portraits and making meaning of the visual. Presentation of the special exhibition Eye to I  with Dr. Brandon Brame Fortune, chief curator and curator of painting and sculpture (TBC).

6:00 meet at the dinner venue
No Kid Hungry offices, 1030 15th St NW Suite 1100 W
Friday evening alum and family program, big dinner together. Free for everyone. Super huge thanks to Chuck Scofield ’92 for the space. (And we’ll learn about his program.)

Humesters present their work for the day and in the course so far to Davidson alumni, family, and friends. Professors will talk about the Humes revolution.

About 8pm or so, head home with your host families.

Saturday Jan 12
9:00 Meet at the World War II memorial. Bring all your stuff (that day pack). Your host families will either drop you off or point you toward public transportation.

Walking tour together through the WWII memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial.
Mini-lectures by faculty and archivists.

11:30 meet the bus at the Lincoln Memorial bus stop, depart from there, back to Davidson by about 6:00pm.