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October 2021

2021 Congressional Cemetery Tour (Members Only, Dog Friendly)

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
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DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Saturday, October 9th for an in-person tour of Congressional Cemetery! Congressional Cemetery is a 35-acre historic, active burial ground located on Capitol Hill. Initially known as the Washington Parish Burial Ground, Congressional became the first truly national burial ground as Congress bought sites, buried noted civil servants, ... Read more

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Otherness to Oneness: Restoring Justice at DC’s Former Harmonian Cemetery Together (Webinar)

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Descendants Violet Jones and William Hart at Caledon State Park with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (August 2021)   Join us on Sunday, October 10th at 11:00am EDT for a virtual program about the Columbian Harmony Cemetery and current efforts to repatriate its headstones that were desecrated and displaced ... Read more

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Stewardship for Climate Action: DC’s Building Sector Climate Action Plan (Session 2)

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this second of six programs in the DC Preservation League's Stewardship for Climate Action Series, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Climate Change issues directly affecting the District and how the government is working with tools like the Sustainable DC Plan and the Comprehensive Plan to address them. Energy efficiency in the ... Read more

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2022 Preservation Initiatives Grant Program Virtual Workshop

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The 2022 application for DCPL's Preservation Initiatives Grant Program will be opening on Friday, October 22, 2021. For more information about the two grant funds and the application process, please join us for a virtual grant workshop on Wednesday, October 20 at 6:30 pm EDT.   REGISTER HERE   The Preservation Initiatives Grant Program includes two separate funding ... Read more

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Mount Zion Cemetery/Female Union Band Society Cemetery Tour (Members Only)

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mount Zion Cemetery/Female Union Band Society Cemetery, 2501 Mill Road NW
Washington, DC 20007

Photo courtesy of  Mt. Zion / Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park, Inc. Foundation   DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Friday, October 22nd for an in-person tour of the Mount Zion Cemetery/Female Union Band Society Cemetery! REGISTER HERE Tucked away behind the historic Dumbarton House in Georgetown lies one of the oldest African ... Read more

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Virtual Presentation on the Historic Context Statement for Washington’s LGBTQ Resources

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

  Join the DC Preservation League, DC Office of Planning, Capital Pride Alliance, and Rainbow History Project on Thursday, October 28th at 6:00pm EDT for a free virtual presentation, led by Dr. Rebecca Graham, about the DC Office of Planning's Historic Context Statement for Washington’s LGBTQ Resources! REGISTER HERE   Study cover. Completed in 2019, this study explores the ... Read more

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November 2021

AlleyHop! Columbia Heights with EL Studio

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
775 Fairmont St NW, 775 Fairmont St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Join us on Thursday, November 11th from 2:00-4:00pm for an interactive self-guided tour of some of Columbia Height’s most intriguing alleys! DC’s alley system arose as a shadow network, facilitating the collection of trash, the distribution of utilities, and the storage of modes of transportation. This event, the fifth of EL Studio’s alley tours and second in ... Read more

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Virtual Workshop: 2022 Preservation Initiatives Grant Program

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The 2022 application for the DC Preservation League's Preservation Initiatives Grant Program is now open through Friday, January 21, 2022. For more information about the two grant funds and the application process, please join us for a virtual grant workshop on Tuesday, November 16 at 6:30 pm EST.   REGISTER HERE This workshop is free ... Read more

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Washington Row Houses (Webinar)

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

1100 Block of Constitution Ave. (Left); Wardman Row Houses in Columbia Heights (Right)   Join the DC Preservation League on Thursday, November 18th at 12:00pm EST for a free webinar about Washington Row Houses! Row houses are the dominant form of housing in Washington, lining the city’s broad avenues, grid-plan streets, and crowded alleys, helping ... Read more

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Tour of Historic Bloomingdale: The Campaign Against Covenants (Members Only)

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bloomingdale, See registration confirmation for more details.

136 Adams Street NW. Source: Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University.   DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Saturday, November 20th for a walking tour of the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Bloomingdale is located just north of Florida Avenue, once the city’s northern border, about two miles from the U.S. Capitol. It was developed ... Read more

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