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Sprucing up Wolf Trap
in NPS

Sprucing up Wolf Trap

Our partners at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts have been busy planning, coordinating, and investing in deferred maintenance projects to improve the Park experience. Some of these changes are less visible to visitors than others, but all are important to keeping the treasured Park operating safely. Among the major projects underway are the installation of new electrical infrastructure and new stage rigging...

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01 Apr 2021
Celebrating Women in Wolf Trap’s History
in Foundation, Summer

Celebrating Women in Wolf Trap’s History

Before Wolf Trap was America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts, before legendary artists took the Filene Center stage, and before Wolf Trap became one of the most beloved performing arts venues in the Washington D.C. area, the land we enjoy today was a family farm that was unaware of the incredible role it would play in the future. Stroll down memory lane with...

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23 Mar 2021
Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Kofi Dennis interacts with students and teachers in a Chattanooga-area early childhood classroom.
in Education

The Importance of Teaching Black History Year-round

As the month of February has ended, I have been reflecting about the legacy of educator and historian Carter G. Woodson, who first established Negro History Week in 1926, as a means to recognize the history and achievements of African American people. Negro History Week would lead to the establishment of February as Black History Month, but Woodson and his fellow African American educators always...

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25 Feb 2021
Creating Connections with Children with Special Needs
in Education, Institute

Creating Connections with Children with Special Needs

A Spotlight on the Work of Teaching Artist Sherry Norfolk and Greater St. Louis Wolf Trap Sherry Norfolk has always been a storyteller. It’s one of the reasons she became a librarian, and it’s the primary reason why she decided to transition to become a full-time Teaching Artist and an award-winning professional storyteller. Norfolk’s vocal range can make her audience do a double take, as...

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25 Feb 2021
Creating Better Engagement Opportunities in the Classroom
in Education, Institute

Creating Better Engagement Opportunities in the Classroom

New Wolf Trap-ICF Study Offers Insight on the Value of STEM-Focused Arts-Integrated Learning and Its Role in Teacher Development Each day, teachers enter the classroom facing one constant challenge: how do I engage my students in learning? If “creativity is just connecting things,” as Steve Jobs once asserted, how can I, as a teacher, help encourage those connections for my students? This past spring, Wolf...

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25 Feb 2021
Wolf Trap Celebrates Love
in Experience

Wolf Trap Celebrates Love

This Valentine’s Day, Wolf Trap celebrates love of family, friends, and music with some stories from our archives. From budding romances and lasting friendships to developing a love of the arts, Wolf Trap has offered people from across the region a beautiful setting in which to gather and enjoy shows together in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Celebrating Love and Romance Longtime Wolf Trap patron Ann...

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08 Feb 2021
Date Ideas for Music Lovers
in Experience

Date Ideas for Music Lovers

The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift is time spent together. To help celebrate this day of love, Wolf Trap rounded up a list of music-themed date ideas that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Get Happy at Home Let the stress of the day go with an at-home happy hour. Make a playlist of both of your all-time favorite songs and then listen...

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04 Feb 2021
On Deck at Wolf Trap
in Foundation

On Deck at Wolf Trap

Visitors to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts may have noticed some renovations and construction underway. For the past few years, Wolf Trap Foundation has been planning improvements to enhance the Park for patrons and artists, and to improve the Wolf Trap experience for decades to come. Thanks to the generosity of several visionary donors, who have dedicated funds for long-term enhancements at...

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04 Feb 2021
Celebrating Black History Month
in Experience

Celebrating Black History Month

Wolf Trap celebrates African American performers in R&B, pop, country, opera, dance—and every genre in between—that have shared their incredible talents with our audiences. Join us in recognizing some of these legendary and iconic Black performers. John Legend John Legend, the first Black man to have achieved EGOT status by winning at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, is a multi-talented artist with...

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26 Jan 2021
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