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An Underground “Tour” of Congressional Cemetery – Preservation Cafe

Posted on August 26th, 2017

Paul K. Williams, President of the Historic Congressional Cemetery, was the featured speaker on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Library.Still an active cemetery with plots for sale, there is more to Congressional than 70,000 dead bodies.  This fun illustrated presentation delighted attendees with the fascinating history, and entertaining tales of goats, activities, unique fundraising, and some of the more unusual people buried in what the Washington Post describes as “America’s Hippest Cemetery.”

The Northeast Library is located at 330 7th St. NE; the presentation was held in the downstairs meeting room. Handicapped-accessible; no reservation required.

The Preservation Café series is a free forum with topics of interest to the greater Capitol Hill community.