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D.C. Mondays at the Museum Upcoming Program

D.C. Mondays at the Museum Upcoming Program

Meet other D.C. enthusiasts, local historians, and students every Monday for D.C. Mondays at the Museum! The George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum invites you to the museum every Monday during the academic year for a D.C.-centered lecture, gallery talk, film screening, or discussion. There’s a new topic each week!

October 3, 12 noon

Campaign History and the Current Race

Kidwell’s gambit: One man’s gamble and the creation of Potomac Park

Kidwell’s gambit: One man’s gamble and the creation of Potomac Park

“Kidwell Meadows — riverfront views!,” contemporary advertisements might have read had John Kidwell’s bold real estate gambit succeeded. His attempt failed but the federal government’s long legal efforts to quash it led to the creation of Potomac Park.

Historic Landmark Nominations Received and Filed for Hearing

Greetings:   The DC Historic Preservation Office recently received and filed for hearing two historic landmark nominations:


Case 16-21    Glade Apartments – 1370-1372 Fort Stevens Drive NW - ANC 4A

                        - nominated by Athena, LLC/Manna, Inc., owner



Case 16-20  Perna Brothers Chesapeake Street Houses – 4112, 4114, 4116, 4118 Chesapeake Street NW - ANC 3E

                        - nominated by Tenleytown Historical Society