Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Barracks Row Fall Festival – 2017

Posted on June 20th, 2018

CHRS staffed a  booth at this annual celebration of this Capitol Hill business district, Saturday, September 23, 2017 on  8th Street SE, south of Pennsylvania Ave.

Despite the abundance of competing activities, plenty of folks chose Barracks Row as their destination. We extended invitations to our upcoming events, including the Preservation Cafés, the 

September Membership Meeting and the Warren Street Walking Tour. We received a very positive response, especially with respect to the House Expo on October 22. 

We distributed stacks of newsletters and House & Garden Tour catalogs, previewing the May 12–13, 2018 event. This year we even had logo’d lip-balm to add to our standard pencils and magnets to give away. We entertained our youngest visitors with beads to string, temporary tattoos and crayons. One budding artist left us with a drawing of her grandma’s house on 10th Street. 

Many thanks to those who helped make our participation possible: Chuck Burger, Angie Schmidt, Nancy Metzger, Janet Quigley, Monte Edwards, Michelle Carroll, and Joanna Kendig for staffing the booth and especially to Gene Imhoff, who transported all the materials. 

And while you enjoy your own memories of this year’s festival think of volunteering your help next year— it’s a great opportunity to chat with neighbors, people-watch and spread the word about CHRS