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Washington National Cathedral presented a social distancing version of Easter services on Sunday, April 12, 2020. The celebration included a virtual service with 600+ singers and musicians, an organ recital, and an encore performance of Handel’s Messiah.
Toward the end of the 1700s, French trappers were among the first Europeans to visit the region, naming the river that runs through the park Roche Jaune. It is believed that this is a translation of the Hidatsa name that translates to Yellow Rock River.
Château d’Angers is a castle in the city of Angers in the Loire Valley of France. In the 9th century, the Counts of Anjou founded the property which was expanded during the 13th century. The property overlooks the Maine river. It has been a historical monument since 1875.
Items from the “Degas at the Opera” exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. are available to view online along with over 50,000 items from the museum’s collection.
In 1922, a statue of Joan of Arc was erected at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. A symbol of friendship between France and the United States, the statue was dedicated following World War I with President Warren G. Harding in attendance along with French Ambassador Jean Jules Jusserand.