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History of the Blues

THE ORIGINS OF BLUES MUSIC Out of the Delta The story of the Blues began in northwestern Mississippi in the late 1800’s. It was initially a folk music popular among former slaves living in the Mississippi Delta, the flat plain between the Yazoo and Mis

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Chocolate Week: A Brief History of Chocolate

Chocolate Week: A Brief History of Chocolate By Amanda Fiegl SMITHSONIAN.COM FEBRUARY 9, 2009 Food and Think hereby solemnly declares that this week shall henceforth be known as Chocolate Week. In the spirit of this holiday and in pursuit of journalistic

National Women’s History Month

Why March is National Women’s History Month Local Celebrations As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of t

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Making Stories

When I was a kid there was an apartment door that fascinated me. I would run my fingers along it and and know that I would live there someday. Being Downtown felt like I was peaking at a larger story. I was drawn to the brick buildings, sturdy and beautif

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MMMMMMMM Valentine’s Day!

You have to pull out all the stops to impress your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Good news!  Many of our downtown restaurants are also pulling out all the stops to make your romantic night out even easier.  Recently, Downtown Washington, Inc. board m

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Join our team!

Job Title:  EVENTS & PROMOTIONS SPECIALIST Location: Downtown Washington, MO Salary Range:  Competitive compensation and benefits package Travel Required:  Minimal travel for workshops or conferences Position Type:  Full-time, salary position

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We are stamp nerds!

We are stamp nerds! Bridgette and I are stamp nerds.  We like stamps!  We get excited when new stamps are announced.  We gather around a computer screen and look at what is coming out together. And sometimes we even ohh and ahh! Stamps are cool.  They

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Resolutions for 2018

Let’s chat about New Year’s resolutions.  Do you resolve to give up something?  Do something better?  Take care of yourself?  Have you ever resolved to be more involved in your community?  When did the New Year’s resolution start? 

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Men are hard to shop for!

Katie S. and Carolyn have found some great finds in downtown Washington. Guys.  They can be hard to shop for!  Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or special holiday, we would like to get our guys something they would like.  Check out these grea