Events: Women Inventors, Walking in Space, Quilting and More!

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Monday, March 22: Seasoned with Spirit

Enjoy episodes of the public television series Seasoned with Spirit, and join host Loretta Barrett Oden as she visits Native communities to learn about their agricultural and culinary traditions. In Food Upon the Water, Oden participates in a wild rice harvest and shows you how to prepare the grain, as well as maple syrup cake to accompany a lakeside first rice feast of buffalo, wild rice and cranberry stuffed acorn squash, buffalo stew, and beautiful ruby red swamp tea. Free. American Indian Museum, 12:30 PM.

Tuesday, March 23: Behind-the-Scenes Quilt Tour

Get a special peek at the American History Museum's textile storage area and tour its collection of quilts. Free, but registration is required and space is limited. Call 202-633-3826 to save your spot today. American History Museum, 10:00 AM.

Wednesday, March 24: Ask an Expert: Aleksei Leonov’s First Walk in Space

Today, Cathleen Lewis of the museum's Space History Division will talk about the first human to walk in space—Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov. Free. Air and Space Museum, 12:00-12:15 PM.

Thursday, March 25: Meet Our Museum: Women Inventors

At the end of the 20th century less than one percent of U.S. patents granted yearly included the name of a woman. That number has grown to about 12 percent today. Come celebrate female ingenuity with education specialist Tricia Edwards as she shines the spotlight on women inventors. Free. American history Museum, 12:15 PM.

Friday, March 26: Tales for Tots

Ideal for persons ages 5 and under, come on out to the American Art Museum for story time, followed by hands-on activities. Free, but registration required. Call 202-633-8490 or e-mail [email protected] to reserve your spot today. American Art Museum, 11:00-11:30 AM.

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