2021 Photo Contest Winners

Posted on May 23rd, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

In anticipation of the 64th anniversary of the Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour, the Society sponsored a photo contest – “The Capitol Hill Home”. We are pleased to announce the winners:  Congratulations to Robert Weinstein Stephen Morris and Stephanie Cavanaugh. Special mention: Nathaniel Liu. View photos…

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Tour of Tours: Artists at Home

Posted on April 18th, 2021 by Heather Schoell

Local artists displayed their work in their own micro-galleries, on porches or in yards. See the list of artists below and samples of their work.

The Capitol Hill Jazz Ensemble gave live performances during the event.

 

Name Showing Address Weather Medium To Contact/View
Rindy O’Brien 1020 East Capitol St. NE Shine Photography rindyobrien.com
Nan Raphael 1020 East Capitol St. NE Shine Prints, cards, jewelry solopikolo@aol.com
Jan Zastrow 1020 East Capitol St. NE Shine Mixed media/collage hyperclickhawaii@yahoo.com
Allison Stettler 1018 East Capitol St. NE RoS Acrylic paintings & wire bonsai trees www.stettlerdesigns.com
Donna Breslin 1000 North Carolina Ave. SE RoS Various donna_breslin@yahoo.com
Mike Grace 1000 North Carolina Ave. SE RoS watercolor mgrace9843@gmail.com
Hoangmai (Mai) Pham 1231 C St. NE RoS Steel, paper, acrylic, multi-media Maiphamart.com
Carole Hirschmann 154 13th St. SE Shine Jewelry hirschcarole@earthlink.net
Capitol Hill Jazz Ensemble Lincoln Park 3-5 pm Jazz Performance www.capitolhilljazzfoundation.org
Erin Thompson 110 Tennessee Ave. NE RoS Houses & people; prints & cards ErinThompsonStudio.com
Felicia L. Reed CHAW (545 7th St. SE) Shine Fiber Art – Felting IG @fiberartwithfelicia
Anne Albright CHAW (545 7th St. SE) RoS Watercolor and mixed media playsinthepaint.com
Karen Van Allen CHAW (545 7th St. SE) RoS Acrylic paintings and drawings kgvanallen@aol.com
Karin Edgett 805 C St. NE RoS Acrylic KarinEdgett.art
Jay Gertsema 1322 Emerald St. NE RoS Pottery/clay jaygertsema@gmail.com
JoAnn Lamicella Laboy 111 5th St. NE Shine Abstract Mixed Media joannlaboyart@gmail.com
Brent Meier 19 2nd St. NE RoS Sculpture brentmeier@gmail.com
Tara Hamilton 113 10th St. NE (rear yard) RoS Watercolors, cards tarahamiltonart.com
Karen Zens 113 10th St. NE (rear yard) RoS Paper sculptures, prints, cards karenzens@yahoo.com
Kimberly King 113 10th St. NE (rear yard) RoS Oil and acrylic paintings, cards Kimberlykingdesign.com
Marcey Hoelting 226 15th St NE RoS Ceramics IG @marseeann
Tina May 1017 C St. SE RoS Installation- recycled plastic posters
Adondra Woods-Awosika Triangle park, 1300 block North Carolina Ave NE RoS Funky & Unique African American Pop Art FB Eclectically Yours Works of Art
Olivia Schoell Triangle park, 1300 block North Carolina Ave NE RoS Mixed Media  

IG @bbypigeonart

Ali Mulaga  Saturday only Hand-poured candles in recycled bottles wonkywicks.com
Naima Dozier Saturday only Bold Handcrafted Pieces of Wearable Art IG @fearlessthreads
Jonathan Ashley Withdrawn Stained Glass IG @jdashdesign

 

     

Tour of Tours: Community Evolution Near Logan School

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

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 major impediment to building this neighborhood. Imagine the impact of building the magnificent Union Station just two blocks west of this site. And you’ll understand the perseverance it took to establish Logan School, which has expanded from 1892 to the present day. An easy stroll, approximately a half-mile, lasting about  an hour plus time for Q&A.

SOLD OUT Tour Times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am

 

 

Old Logan School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

235 F St. NE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eat the Rainbow!

Membership is but a click away!

 

Tour of Tours: Notable People of Capitol Hill

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

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 guide will show you. Plan on walking about 3 miles in 2.5 hours.

SOLD OUT Tour Times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm

 

Buffalo Bill Was Here

Home of Congressman John Lewis



Tour of Tours: Whimsy of Capitol Hill

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

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 be emailed to guests prior to the event. Children will be provided with worksheets and pencils so they can “keep score”. Plan on walking about 2 miles in a little over an hour.

SOLD OUT Tour Times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm

 

234 14th St. NE

Gypsy the Cow

Tour of Tours: Parks – Treasures of Capitol Hill

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

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 while allowing the youngest tour-goers to enjoy the parks. Expect to walk about a mile. Tour will last between and hour and an hour and a half.

SOLD OUT Tour times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am/1pm/4pm

Dent School, Now Capitol Hill Day

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

 

 

Tour of Tours: Hollywood on the Hill

Posted on March 22nd, 2021 by Heather Schoell

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 movies, “Hollywood on the Potomac,” published several years ago. In this hour-long walking tour, Mike will lead a group of local cinephiles to a number of sites along East Capitol Street, where he will point out prominent location sites and offer both historical lore and cinematic anecdotes. An easy stroll, approximately a half-mile, lasting about  an hour plus time for Q&A.

Autographed copies of “Hollywood on the Potomac” will be available for sale, $10 (cash/check). Recap of Mike’s presentation at a Preservation Café.

SOLD OUT Tour Times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am and 1pm

 

IN THE LINE OF FIRE, Clint Eastwood, 1993, ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Oscar nominated stars Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks in the 1987 film Broadcast News



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