Over Thanksgiving weekend, Marc and I headed down to Washington, D.C. to visit Marc’s mom and tour some of the historic sights with the kids. While we didn’t have too much time for tourism, we managed to squeeze in the Air & Space Museum in Dulles, and the U.S. Supreme Court!
Like many other places to visit in DC, the U.S. Supreme Court offers up an amazing history lesson for kids and us adults. The building itself stands grand and elegant!A history buff, Hedley was thrilled to be visiting a place he’d heard so much about.As was Beckett ….And Lachlan …
Our kids loved bounding up the steps.
Most of the inside of the Supreme Court cannot be photographed; but this statue of John Marshall that welcomes visitors was fair game. The fourth Chief Justice of the United States, Marshall helped define the Supreme Court as a co-equal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. The longest serving Chief Justice, he served on the Court for over three decades, playing a major role in the establishment of our legal system. Although we might not think about it every day, our legal system does so much to protect our values and way of life.Museums bring so much to kids. They take them out of their little worlds, exposing them to other time periods and ways of looking at things. Museums open our minds, expanding our horizons. This winter break, find a way to get yourself and your kids into a museum. You’ll be happy you did.
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