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Celebrate Presidents Day with your family

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Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year. Presidents Day commemorates all presidents, past and present.

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The Presidents Day holiday was officially established in 1885 to honor our first president, George Washington, according to

This year, many East Coast families will spend the three-day holiday weekend digging out from a foot or more of snow. Whether you're snowed in or not, Presidents Day is a great time to teach your kids more about our country's presidents.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston will hold its fourth annual Presidents' Day Family Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17.

At the festival, you and your kids can meet former Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, represented by live reenactors.

First Lady Abigail Adams will teach visitors about daily life in the 18th century. First Lady Dolley Madison will entertain visitors with stories of life during the War of 1812.

The festival also includes hands-on activities, museum tours, a NASA rocket model demonstration and a free performance by the Harvard Din and Tonics, who will sing Kennedy campaign songs and pop songs from yesterday and today.

In our nation's capital, your family can learn about the history of our country, mankind, our space program and much more at the Smithsonian Museums.

Explore Washington, D.C. and the presidential monuments and memorials to learn more about Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Enjoy the largest Presidents Day parade in the U.S. on Monday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in Old Town Alexandria. Check the Washington's Birthday website for updates about scheduled events.

If you can't make it to Boston or Washington, your kids can enjoy a virtual tour of the Kennedy Museum or one of the Smithsonian Museums.

Learning more about our presidents is a great way to spend Presidents Day with your family.