Cultural and Historical Trips

Winter/Spring 2017


National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor: Jean-Yes Thibaudet, Piano, Play List/Works by Brahms & Picker

Enjoy a spring concert by the National Symphony Orchestra at the beautiful Kennedy Center. Equipped with a "piercingly beautiful" tone (Chicago Tribune), violinist Simone Lamsma makes her NSO debut in Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto. Conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the program also includes Brahms's Symphony No. 2. Following the concert will be a guided tour through the lovely halls and theaters. You will learn the history of the buildings, see stunning artworks and gifts from many countries, and get a look at the theaters where the arts come alive! Tours last an hour and fifteen minutes. Transportation provided by Hagerstown Community College. Departs from the Valley Mall.

Fee: $49 Materials Fee: $41 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-351-M | 03/03/17-03/03/17 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington, D.C., Genealogy Research Trip

Research time is built into this day and may be used either at the DAR Library or the National Archives. The instructor will contact participants one week prior to the trip for a discussion of research options. Lunch is on your own but may be purchased within walking distance of all facilities. Tour fee includes: motor coach transportation/gratuity.

Fee: $45 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-144-M | 03/21/17-03/21/17 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington, D.C., Escape

Join your friends as you travel to Washington for a day to relax and explore all your favorite museums on the Mall in complete leisure. HCC's motor coach will drop you off and pick you up at the Smithsonian Castle, allowing for plenty of exploration time in one or more of the historic museums on the Mall or shopping. Fee includes: fully-equipped motor coach transportation and gratuity. Departure is from the Valley Mall.

Fee: $45 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-196-M | 03/21/17-03/21/17 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Summer 2017


National Cathedral Highlights Tour & Tea

Our National Cathedral tour and tea will begin with free time to visit the gardens, receive Holy Communion during the Eucharist Service, or take in an organ demonstration on the Cathedral's famous pipe organ featuring 10,650 pipes. We will then join a National Cathedral docent who will guide us through the beautiful Cathedral Highlights tour. Our tour will be followed by a lovely tea served in the St Paul Room of the Pilgrim's Observation Gallery. This is a beautiful wood paneled room with magnificent views of the city. Tea fare includes a delicious array of scones with clotted cream and an assortment of sweets and finger sandwiches. Following our tea we will have an opportunity to do some shopping at the Cathedral Museum & Book Store and Herb Cottage gift shop. Fee includes: transportation on the HCC motor coach, gratuity, all entrance fees, and the Tour and Tea. Departure is from the Valley Mall.

Fee: $90 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-217-K | 05/03/17-05/03/17 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Espionage in the City

Join us for a day of secrets and intrigue in Washington, D.C. The suspense begins with a discussion about George Washington and spy activity in the American Revolution, then continues with a docent-led bus tour of sites where spy related activities happened around D.C. (i.e. FBI Headquarters, the old Soviet Embassy, and Watergate, among many others!). After lunch on your own, tour the International Spy Museum's interactive exhibits, including Civil War Spies, D-Day and The Bomb, Red Terror, and Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains. See "spylights" such as the German enigma machine, the lipstick pistol, an original 1964 Aston Martin DB5, and the spy pigeon. Transportation to and from D.C. and museum entry are included.

Fee: $100 Materials Fee: $15 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-554-J | 04/19/17-04/19/17 | R. Swartz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington, D.C., Genealogy Research Trip

Research time is built into this day and may be used either at the DAR Library or the National Archives. The instructor will contact participants one week prior to the trip for a discussion of research options. Lunch is on your own but may be purchased within walking distance of all facilities. Tour fee includes: motor coach transportation/gratuity.

Fee: $45 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-144-L | 06/06/17-06/06/17 | C. Miller-Schultz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register


Washington, D.C., Escape

Join your friends as you travel to Washington for a day to relax and explore all your favorite museums on the Mall in complete leisure. HCC's motor coach will drop you off and pick you up at the Smithsonian Castle, allowing for plenty of exploration time in one or more of the historic museums on the Mall or shopping. Fee includes: fully-equipped motor coach transportation and gratuity. Departure is from the Valley Mall.

Fee: $45 Registration Fee: $8

SEN-196-L | 06/06/17-06/06/17 | | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register