Walking Tour Photos – September 2021

Posted on September 13th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

A few photos of our September 2021 guided walking tours – Hollywood on the Hill, Architecture of Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Alleys and Notable People of Capitol Hill.

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Parks: Treasures of Capitol Hill – November 2021

Posted on August 21st, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

Joanna Kendig presents Parks: Treasures of Capitol Hill, May 2021

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 social centers of the neighborhoods. Marion Park is one such square. The residential neighborhood around it, and leading toward Garfield Park, evolved over centuries into a rich tapestry of buildings, old and new. On this walking tour we will share stories of buildings, organizations and people in the area. Expect to walk about a mile. Tour will last between and hour and an hour and a half.

Tickets ($15) are available through EventBrite.
Tour Times:

Saturday, November 13, 10 am and 3 pm; Sunday, November 14, 10:30 am and 3 pm

Dent School, Now Capitol Hill Day

101 N. Carolina Ave. SE, Formerly the Home for Working Girls

 

 

The Resistance – November 2021

Posted on August 21st, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

The Resistance in Lincoln Park, May 2021

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 Paynter are less familiar. Plan on walking 2 miles.

Tickets ($15) are available through EventBrite.
Tour Times:
Saturday, November 13, 10 am and 3 pm; Sunday, November 14, 11 am and 3 pm

Philip Reid: Enslaved Man Responsible for the Statue of Freedom Standing Today

 

Belva Lockwood, 1st Woman Lawyer Before the Supreme Court

 

 

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