Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: HISTORY: Learn more about the History behind Meridian Hill/ Malcolm X Park, Mary Henderson and the Development of Merdian Hill at the Mt Pleasant Library WED, March 20th at 6:30pm, Free

Learn more about Mary Henderson and the Making of Meridian Hill - Free Lecture at the Mount Pleasant Library Wednesday, March 20th

Come on out to hear Architectural Historian Kimberly Prothro Williams talk about the development of the Meridian Hill neighborhood, as the brainchild of Mrs. Mary F. Henderson and her husband, Senator John Henderson.

Beginning in the late 19th century and continuing for several decades, the indefatigable Mrs. Henderson campaigned for and financed the construction of the area’s grand mansions and foreign legations, transforming the area from a rugged and under-developed post-Civil War settlement into an impressive gateway to the nation’s capital.

Know Your Neighborhood is an ongoing series of programs exploring the history of D.C. neighborhoods, a collaboration between DC Public Library's Washingtoniana Division and neighborhood libraries.
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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