Enjoy fantastic Cherry Blossom Weekend @ The Watergate Hotel! I was thrilled to being teaching Flower Crown Classes and taking in the Beautiful art work on display by Simon Bull, Tea in The Pink Suite and best of all meeting so many fantastic young ladies!! The Watergate is the place to be to keep off your Cherry Blossom experience🌸
Did you know that tomorrow is #nationalpuppyday ? To celebrate, let’s learn a bit about police dogs 🐕. This photo is from the Museum’s K-9 exhibit and shows K-9 King who worked with the Anoka (MN) police Dept. from 1967-1972. He sits with Patrolman Andrew Revering.
He was honored by the producers of the tv show ‘Lassie’ for his brave actions. He revived the “Lassie Gold Award for Meritorious Action” for tracking a fleeing suspect and dragging him away from two loaded guns.
German shepherds, like King, and Belgian Malinois are the two most common breeds of police dogs. They most often perform tasks like suspect apprehension, tracking suspects or missing persons, or detecting drugs or bombs. #k9#policedog#dccool#thingstodoindc#friday#goodboy
This goddess of nature won first place award at the Hill Center TREEmendous juried art show. Dr. Yemonja Smalls with her painting. Under the Baobab Tree. Must see it in person, floor 2! #visitdc#thingstodoindc#freeindc#womenartists
When you visit the Museum, be sure to visit the ‘Gangsters & G-Men’ Case in the History Time Capsules exhibit. You’ll find an original wanted poster from the Lindbergh Baby case as well as some artifacts from the trial.
Not familiar with the case? Charles Lindbergh, the first person fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic, was a huge celebrity in the 1930’s. His son, Charles Lindbergh Jr., was kidnapped out of his nursery window on the night of March 1, 1932. Lindbergh Sr Discovered a handwritten ransom note in his son’s room and alerted local police in Hopewell, NJ.
Over the course of many weeks, more ransom notes were received. The notes demanded money in the form of gold certificates, an odd format that had recently been discontinued by President Franklin Roosevelt.
Eventually, the FBI took over the investigation and Congress passed the Federal Kidnapping Act which made transporting a kidnapped person across state lines a federal crime and part of the FBI’s jurisdiction.
Eventually, a man named Bruno Hauptmann was arrested after gold certificates from the paid ransom money were traced to him. The sole special agent from the FBI’s recently opened Crime Lab compared writing samples from Hauptmann to the ransom notes and determined they were a match.