preserve, protect, and enhance the historic and built environment
of Washington, DC, through advocacy and education.
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Join the DC Office of Planning/Historic Preservation Office, and the DC Preservation League, for the 2019 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The ceremony is hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution and partially funded by a grant from the National Park Service.
Awards will be presented in the following categories: Stewardship, Volunteerism and Community Involvement, Education, Design and Construction, as well as the State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award, HPRB Chair Awards, and Individual Lifetime achievement.
Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle is the only remaining bridge along the former trolley line linking Georgetown and Glen Echo, Maryland in the District of Columbia. This line, constructed in 1896, provided the transportation to a ‘trolley’ park and thousands of Washingtonians used the line annually to access the Glen Echo Amusement Park.
The Trestle has potential to be revitalized as an historic attraction and a pedestrian and cycling path. Sign the petition to ask Mayor Bowser to #SaveTheTrestle and allow DDOT to complete its trail planning.
Spring means DC Agency Performance and Budget Oversight season before the Council of the District of Columbia.
Each year, DCPL provides testimony before several committees including Office of Planning/Historic Preservation Office; Department of General Services; Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; and the Office of Administrative Hearings to advocate for improvements to government function.
Events and Education
June 29th @ 11am
June 7th @ 9am
May 18th @ 11am
April 27th @ 10am