Rawan Elbaba

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Rawan Elbaba is a digital storyteller in the Washington, DC area. As a graduate of Communication and Graphic Design, Rawan uses both written and visual content to tell the stories happening around her. Previously, she was the Digital Media Associate at the Arab American Institute in Washington, DC and the Executive Editor of Layali Webzine. Rawan is currently a Digital Associate Producer at the PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs and is pursuing a Master's degree in journalism at Georgetown University

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The Past and Future of Claude Moore Colonial Farm

For over 40 years, Claude Moore Colonial Farm was a well-preserved time capsule of 18th-century farm life in northern Virginia. Since the early 1970s, costumed staff and volunteers lived as if it was the year 1771. They grew and cooked their own food, sewed their own clothes, and raised their own livestock. But after a tumultuous battle with the National Park Service, the colonial farm in McLean, Virginia permanently closed its doors on December 21, 2018. The National Park Service hosted an open comment period, which ran through April 25, to decide the future of the land.