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Historic Carnegie Library Tour

July 21 @ 1:00 pm1:45 pm EDT

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Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square,
801 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

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Ever wonder about the history of the Carnegie Library on Mt. Vernon Square? In 1999, the U.S. Congress entrusted the building to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. for 100 years. Join us for a free guided tour of the building and learn about the more than 115 years of history of the Carnegie Library. Tours last 30-40 minutes. Contact imobley@dchistory.org for information about scheduling and pricing for custom group tours. Find out more »

Book Forum: “Capital Dilemma: Growth & Inequality in Washington, DC”

July 23 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm EDT
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum,
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States

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Join Derek Hyra and Sabiyha Prince, co-editors of the book Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, DC along with contributing authors for a discussion of the dynamics that have shaped the rapid economic and demographic advancement of the city at the Anacostia Community Museum.  While accounting for historic disparities, mainly along racial and class lines, these scholars reveal how more recent federal and city political decisions and circumstances shape the current neighborhood gentrification patterns. The Capital Dilemma for DC,…Find out more »

Georgetown Waterfront Walk

July 24 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm EDT

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Georgetown Waterfront Park,
Water St NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States

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A relaxing walk at the Georgetown Waterfront Park, to various local overlooks, sharing the bittersweet history of how Georgetown became an attractive and vibrant community. Meet at the fountain at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and K Street. Remember to wear proper shoes and to drink and bring water. Find out more »

Historic Carnegie Library Tour

July 26 @ 1:00 pm1:45 pm EDT

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Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square,
801 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

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24881416988-20547275

Ever wonder about the history of the Carnegie Library on Mt. Vernon Square? In 1999, the U.S. Congress entrusted the building to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. for 100 years. Join us for a guided tour of the building and learn about the more than 115 years of history of the Carnegie Library. Tours last 30-40 minutes. Group tours by appointment only. Find out more »

Historic Carnegie Library Tour

July 28 @ 1:00 pm1:45 pm EDT

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Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square,
801 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

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24881416988-20547275

Ever wonder about the history of the Carnegie Library on Mt. Vernon Square? In 1999, the U.S. Congress entrusted the building to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. for 100 years. Join us for a free guided tour of the building and learn about the more than 115 years of history of the Carnegie Library. Tours last 30-40 minutes. Contact imobley@dchistory.org for information about scheduling and pricing for custom group tours. Find out more »

Josephine Baker: March on Washington, 1963

July 30 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm EDT
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum,
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC 20020 United States

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Scholar and artist Shawn Hart looks at the side of famed dancer and chanteuse Josephine Baker many don’t know about.  Although Baker found fame and notoriety as an entertainer “outside” the United States, in her later years she used that notoriety to be a voice of protest during the 1960s civil rights struggle.  In 1963 she was one of numerous African American celebrities who participated in the famous March on Washington.  Listen to Baker’s stirring remarks made just before Reverend…Find out more »

 

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