Sunday, January 20th
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Free, rain or shine
Mark this historic inauguration week by joining us for a free, 90-minute walking tour this Sunday, starting at 1:00pm at the Sun Trust Bank Plaza at 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW.
From there the walk will go to Kalorama Park where, in 1861, an enslaved young woman named Hortense Prout made a daring bid for freedom from a lifetime of bondage on the cattle farm of John Little. Because of Hortense's courageous effort, the National Park Service has named Kalorama Park a "National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom" site. Next the walk will head to Walter C. Pierce Community Park, the site of Washington's first (and only) Quaker cemetery and the city's largest African American burial ground following the Civil War. Howard University archaeologists, the with support of the community, have conducted a unique, non-invasive (no digging!) survey of the park to determine where unmarked graves still exist so they can be protected and commemorated. At the park, we'll also see and discuss Holt House built around 1800.
Please join two long time DC residents for this special journey into DC's city's past! Neighborhood historians Mary Belcher and Eddie Becker will lead the walk, rain or shine. No RSVP required. Questions? Call Mary Belcher at 202-462-9069 or write Eddie Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org. This walk, which is handicapped accessible, is sponsored by the Kalorama Citizens Association.
Meet at Sun Trust Bank Plaza
18th & Columbia Rd, NW
Metro: Adams Morgan or Columbia Heights and walk or take the Circulator bus to Adams Mill stop right ner 18th & Columbia. You can also catch the 42 bus from Dupont Circle toward Mt Pleasant to 18th & Columbia.