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July 2021

The Takoma Theatre: Its History, Redevelopment, and Future

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Join the DC Preservation League on Tuesday, July 13th at 12:00pm EDT for a virtual program about the historic Takoma Theatre! The Takoma Theatre has a fascinating history as one of the early movie theaters in the region. Over the decades it served many purposes until eventually falling into disrepair. Rock Creek Property Group acquired the Takoma Theatre in ... Read more

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Virtual Membership Meeting: Summer 2021 (Members Only)

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us Tuesday, July 20th from 12:00-1:00pm EDT for a virtual membership meeting! DCPL Staff will share updates related to all program areas and the event will close with Q&A. REGISTER HERE This event is free for current DCPL members. \ Join or renew lapsed memberships before you try and ... Read more

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The Cultural Impact and Legacy of Black Theatres on D.C.’s Black Broadway on U

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Newsboys at Howard Theatre, circa 1936. Photo Credit: Scurlock Collection, Smithsonian American History Museum. Join the DC Preservation League on Thursday, July 22nd at 12:00 pm EDT for a FREE virtual presentation led by Shellée M. Haynesworth, Executive Producer and Creator of the Black Broadway on U Project! Haynesworth will explore the cultural impact and ... Read more

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Tour of The Avalon Theatre (Members Only)

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015
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Photo courtesy of The Avalon Theatre. Elliot O’Donovan, photographer. DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Wednesday, July 28th from 10:00 - 11:30am for in in-person tour of The Avalon Theatre! The oldest operating movie house in the DC Metro area, The Avalon Theatre (originally named The Chevy Chase Theatre) has been a ... Read more

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August 2021

Barry Farm/Hillsdale: Past, Present, Future (Virtual)

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Photo: Barry Farms in April 1941. Courtesy of the National Capital Housing Authority. At Barry Farm Dwellings in Southeast DC, a recent historic landmark designation preserved five aging buildings. Filled with public housing until 2019, the rest of the complex was razed for redevelopment. This program highlights the rich history these buildings represent, including its ... Read more

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St. Elizabeths Hospital East Campus Walking Tour (Members Only)

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
St. Elizabeths East Campus, 2730 MLK Blvd SE (RISE parking lot)
Washington, DC 20032
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Aerial View of St. Elizabeths Campus, possibly during 1930s. Source: National Archives & Records Administration. DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Saturday, August 28th for in in-person tour of St. Elizabeths East Campus, led by Latrena M. Owens, Executive Director of the District of Columbia’s St. Elizabeths East Campus Redevelopment! St. Elizabeths ... Read more

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Exploring the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (Webinar)

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 2010. Carol Highsmith, photographer. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are located in marshland in northeast DC, on the east shore of the Anacostia River. They were created and maintained by Civil War veteran and US Treasury Department employee W.B. Shaw and his daughter, Helen Shaw Fowler, from 1882 ... Read more

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September 2021

Anacostia River Explorers Boat Tour (Members Only)

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anacostia Park Boat Ramp, 1500 Anacostia Drive
Washington, DC 20020
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DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Sunday, September 12th for a boat tour on the Anacostia River, lead by the Anacostia Watershed Society! This tour will explore the ecological and historical changes that have occurred in the river and in the communities around the river. We will have the opportunity to witness some ... Read more

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Bridging DC: 11th Street Bridge Park (Webinar)

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Rendering of 11th Street Bridge Park, courtesy of OMA+OLIN.   Join the DC Preservation League on Thursday, September 16th at 12:00pm EDT for a webinar about the 11th Street Bridge Park, led by project Director, Scott Kratz! The 11th Street Bridge Park, a project of Ward 8-based nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River, will be Washington, DC’s first elevated public ... Read more

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Community Meeting: Historic Context Study of Women’s History and Suffrage in DC (Virtual)

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  Join the DC Preservation League and Quinn Evans for a community forum on the DC Office of Planning's Historic Context Study of Women’s History and Suffrage in DC! This is an official document that provides context for and identifies resources  associated with the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Washington, DC. This project serves as a significant step ... Read more

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