Book Talk: “Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to The Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure!” by JoAnn Hill
May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Join the DC Preservation League on Thursday, May 20th at 12:00pm EDT for a talk with author JoAnn Hill about her recent publication, Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to The Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure!
Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to The Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure covers a wide array of locations and historical events throughout the greater Washington, DC area, including many that are outside, distance-friendly, and/or free! So much of the DC area’s richness and beauty emanates from its parks, gardens, and urban green oases. Several of these green spaces that will be highlighted include International Park in Northwest DC, Chuck Brown Memorial Park in Northeast DC, the National Arboretum’s collection of bonsai and penjing trees, including the one that survived the bombing of Hiroshima, the Enchantment Forest at Clark’s Elioak Park in Ellicott City, and the history behind how Arlington Cemetery was built upon General Robert E. Lee’s estate and garden.
About the Author
JoAnn Hill has lived in Washington, DC with her husband Thalamus and dog Jackson for over nineteen years. An avid traveler and foodie, JoAnn writes about their DC living and dining experiences, as well as their global travel adventures on her blog dcglobejotters.org. Her writing has been published in BELLA Magazine, Escape Artist, and Triptipedia. JoAnn served as a DC Public Schools teacher for 17 years.