This event was recorded: Historian Matthew Gilmore, presented “The Botanic Gardens and the Senate Park Commission: Three Decades of Controversy” Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Synopsis follows.
How many stories can you find in one of Capitol Hill’s square blocks? If it’s the square with Logan School at 3rd and F streets NE, the answer is many. In this tour, you’ll meet Rosina Tucker, an important civil rights activist you’ve probably never heard of. Spy the path of Reedy Creek, once a […]
Notable People of Capitol Hill: Visit the homes of some of the many fascinating politicians, activists, artists, writers, and others who, from the early 19th-century to contemporary times, have made Capitol Hill their home. Curious to know where Barack Obama snoozed while a Senator from Illinois and William Cody aka Buffalo Bill hung his hat? Your […]
Have fun exploring the whimsy of Capitol Hill! For the young and young at heart. Tour-goers will be guided through streets and alleys near Lincoln Park, with a scavenger hunt list of fun-to-find items. These include murals, yard ornaments and water features – the special touches beloved by Capitol Hill neighbors. A meet-up location will […]
From Marion Park to Garfield Park and the neighborhood between them. From L’Enfant’s plans to the 21st century. When Pierre Charles L’Enfant developed his 1791 plan for the City of Washington, he established a network of public spaces, squares, linked by broad avenues. These squares were designated for variety of public functions, including serving as […]
Mike Canning, a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Association, has reviewed movies for the Hill Rag newspaper in DC for over 25 years, writing often on the depiction of Washington in American feature films. His reviewing led to a commission by the Friends of Southeast Library (F.O.S.E.L.) for a book focusing on DC […]
It’s increasingly difficult to picture, but Capitol Hill was once home to many industrial and commercial operations including manufacturing, beer brewing, coal yards, and other now-vanished businesses. Traces remain; you’ve doubtless walked by them and may have wondered about their origins. Join the “Our Industrial Past” tour to learn about this fascinating aspect of the […]
Visit the Capitol Hill institutions and residences, and hear the stories of a diverse set of people and groups who have stood up for political, social, and cultural change in the area of civil, women’s, and gay rights. Some names are well known, like Frederick Douglass and John Lewis. Others, including Belva Lockwood and John […]