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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.
Save the Date for the 2019 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. This free event will be held at historic Constitution Hall, and will honor significant contributions by individuals, organizations, and businesses that promote historic preservation in the District of Columbia.
Registration will begin April 1st.
Request for Proposal:
DCPL seeks proposals from qualified consultants to prepare a Multiple Property Document and Associated nominations for African American Civil Rights in the 20th Century in Washington, DC. Read More…
Events and Education
April 13th @ 11am
March 16th @ 10:00am
March 9th @ 1:30pm
February 9th @ 10am