Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: HISTORY LECTURE: If you live in Mount Pleasant, or nearby, you may be interested in this one! Free Lecture on the History of Mount Pleasant with Mara Cherkasky this WED, March 6th at 6:30pm at the Mt P. Library, Free

Free Lecture at the Mount Pleasant Library 
Wednesday, March 6th 

UPDATE: **Looks like this event has been canceled as the libraries are all closed today.** Hopefully they will reschedule for another date. This talk sounded interesting, especially for those who live in the area.

Did you know that Mount Pleasant started as a post-Civil War country village? Did you know that the neighborhood we know today was built after the streetcar arrived in 1903?

Come out to this free lecture, posted on the Humanities Council  of DC's facebook page, on Wednesday night. Historian Mara Cherkasky will share more about the history of Mount Pleasant at the recently renovated Mount Pleasant Library  located on Lamont, just off of 16th St, NW.  

Cherkasky will use maps and images to take you back to Mount Pleasant's origins and allow you to see how it developed as it did. Cherkasky has written several accounts of Mount Pleasant's history, has led numerous walking tours of the neighborhood, and has frequently served as a scholar on Humanities Council grant programs.

Corner of 16th and Lamont St, NW
Metro: Columbia Heights or take the S2 or S$ bus from anywhere along 16th St to Lamont or the 42 or 43 bus from Dupont or downtown on Connecticut Ave to Lamont and Mt Pleasant.

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