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February 2022

Elizabeth Keckly’s Washington (In-Person)

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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The DC Preservation League invites you to an event celebrating Elizabeth Keckly's Washington! Elizabeth Keckly was a seamstress, businesswoman, philanthropist, and author. Born enslaved in 1818, Keckly eventually moved to Washington, DC in 1860 with her son after purchasing their freedom a few years prior. Her dressmaking business gained a number of prominent clients with ... Read more

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March 2022

Virtual Book Talk: “Sixteenth Street NW: Washington, DC’s Avenue of Ambitions”

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join the DC Preservation League on Thursday, March 10th at 12:00pm EST for a virtual talk with authors and DCPL Trustees John DeFerrari and Douglas Peter Sefton about their recent publication, Sixteenth Street NW: Washington, DC's Avenue of Ambitions! Sixteenth Street NW in DC has been called the Avenue of the Presidents, Executive Avenue, and the Avenue of ... Read more

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President Lincoln’s Cottage Tour (Members Only)

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
President Licoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW
Washington, DC 20011
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Carol Highsmith, Library of Congress, 2010.    DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Wednesday, March 16th at 2:00pm for an in-person tour of President Lincoln's Cottage, a National Monument and contributing site to the Armed Forces Retirement Home Historic District. Originally built in 1842-43 as the summer cottage of banker George Washington Riggs, the site has ... Read more

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Sites of Remembrance: War Memorials in the Nation’s Capital (Webinar)

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Washington, DC is home to a diverse collection of monuments and memorials that exemplify the role of the national capital as a commemorative setting. Join the DC Preservation League on Friday, March 18th at 12:00pm EST for a free virtual program and panel discussion about the histories and preservation of a few of these sites; the District of Columbia War ... Read more

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Tour: War Memorials in the Nation’s Capital (In-Person, Free)

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The DC Preservation League invites you to join us on Saturday, March 19th at 12:00pm EST for an in-person tour of the District of Columbia War Memorial, World War I Memorial, and World War II Memorial. The tour will be led by Edwin Fountain, General Counsel of the American Battle Monuments Commission; and EverGreene Architectural Arts President, Mark Rabinowitz, FAIC FAAR FAPT. The ... Read more

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Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument Virtual Tour

March 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Ranger Susan Philpott and the DC Preservation League on Wednesday, March 23rd at 12:30pm EST for a virtual tour of the exhibits at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument! This program will explore Alice Paul's political savvy and the National Woman's Party's transgressive, confrontational tactics in support of woman suffrage. After ratification of the 19th Amendment in ... Read more

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April 2022

Preserving D.C. and a Mies Masterpiece

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Carol Highsmith, photographer.   Join us for a panel discussion about historic preservation in the District of Columbia and the modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. 2022 marks the conclusion of the DC Preservation League's 50th-anniversary, and 50 years since the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library was first opened to the ... Read more

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DC’s Most Endangered Places: Past and Future Advocacy (Webinar)

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  This webinar will explore the DC Preservation League's Most Endangered Places list and its evolution over the years. The presentation will cover the list's initial creation in 1996, and some of the buildings and structures that have been preserved and restored, thanks to grassroots advocacy. The current list will also be discussed, with a ... Read more

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May 2022

Restoring the Heart of Ivy City: Alexander Crummell School (Webinar)

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join us on Tuesday, May 10 at 12:00pm EST for a virtual program with Empower DC and Friends of Crummell School about the history and future of the historic Alexander Crummell School!  Named after abolitionist and preacher, Reverend Alexander Crummel, this DC landmark served as the elementary school for Black children of Ivy City and Trinidad from 1912 until the early 1970s. Since ... Read more

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Save the Date for the 50th Anniversary Celebration!!

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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