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Archive for May, 2015

Spain Arts & Culture’s Show “Moving Forward, Looking Back — Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail” Was Well Received

To view images full size, left click on each Now closed, this was a charming and spaciously installed exhibition in the former residence of Spanish Ambassadors at 2801 16th Street in Columbia Heights of stunningly beautiful landscape photographs and intriguingly captured portrait photographs reflecting a fascinating road trip between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Los […]

National City Christian Church Presenting the Acclaimed Thomas Circle Singers

Tue., May. 19 (7:30pm): Billed as “Life, Love and Change,” the concert will feature music of 20th century and current composers, including American giants Randall Thompson and Vincent Persichetti and British masters Bob Chilcott and Cecilia McDowall, whose works are complimented by texts of Robert Frost, Walt Whitman and others. Woven throughout the program will […]

Gay Pride Parade Announced for Saturday, June 13th

To kick off from 22nd and P Streets, NW at 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, the parade will follow the route shown in the map below. The streets immediately surrounding the staging area (22nd & 23rd between N & Q and N between 22nd & 25th and O between 21st & 23rd) will be posted […]

Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend. June 6 & 7, 2015

During this 32nd annual event, this year. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven museums and cultural sites located between Kalorama and Logan Circle will be open, rain or shine, for exploration and special events at no charge, as noted below. Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati (2118 […]

Public Forum on the New DC Archives

On Thursday, May 21, starting at 6 pm, the Secretary of the District of Columbia, in cooperation with the Friends of the DC Archives, held a community forum to provide the public the opportunity to learn about the plans and understand the importance of protecting and preserving DC’s valuable historical documents and artifacts. The program […]

May 2015 Issue / June issue PDF to post on the 12th

Col. Truesdell’s “Widow’s Mite”

By Stephen A. Hansen* Perhaps no one person had as much influence on the development of Kalorama Triangle as did Col. George Truesdell. Truesdell was born in 1842 in Fairmount, New York, and was a Civil War veteran, having been commissioned as a major and paymaster in the army. After the war, he worked briefly […]

“District Residents to Republicans in Congress: ‘DC is Not Your District’”

The title we are using in our commentary this month is not ours. We have taken this directly from a press release received a day prior to when we were to decide what our topic was to be. We were so impressed with what we read, and even more so upon speaking with one of […]

Preservation Board Acts to Protect Significant Parts of the Corcoran’s Historic Interior from Alterations

Accompanying images can be viewed in the May 2015 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey In a unanimous decision at its April 23, 2015 public meeting, the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) unanimously voted to landmark the interior public spaces of the former Corcoran Gallery of Art over the strenuous opposition of George Washington University […]

Marie Reed School Modernization Addressed in Fully Detailed Community and ANC-1C Vision Statement Sent to DC Agencies, Architects

Accompanying images can be viewed in the May 2015 issue PDF By Anthony L. Harvey The Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s (ANC) well-advertised April 20th special meeting in the family room of the Marie Reed Elementary School drew a capacity crowd of ANC commissioners, DC public school and health center administrators, teachers and education specialists, […]