Wednesday, January 12, 2011

LeDroit Park & Bloomingdale Heritage Trail working group is soliciting volunteers

See this 1/12/2011 message from Bloomingdale resident Christian Seitz:

LeDroit Park & Bloomingdale Heritage Trail needs your help!

Share our history!

LeDroit Park & Bloomingdale Heritage Trail Working Group needs volunteers, participants, old family photos & stories.

Many believe Washington is a city of politicians. We know better! It is a city of great neighborhoods.

LeDroit Park & Bloomingdale are working together to develop our Heritage Trail. Heritage Trails are self-guided walking tours of historic neighborhoods featuring trail signs that combine stories, historic photos, and maps. These trails teach residents and tourists alike about the rich history that makes up the fabric of our city. You've seen these trail signs in the U Street Corridor, Shaw, Adams Morgan, Barracks Row, Pleasant Plains, and several other neighborhoods.

Heritage Trails are developed in coordination with community working groups. The working group shapes the trail; collects neighborhood stories and images, decides what sites are important to neighborhood history, what should be included on the signs, where the signs should be placed, what the trail should be named, and more. We are beginning the process of developing a trail for LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale, and we need your help. A little time can go a long way. Volunteers / participants can share a photo and a story, organize responsibilities, pass out flyers, reach out to former residents or their descendants, record stories, or conduct research.

If you're interested in participating in this wonderful project, please contact Robert Sullivan at 202- 365- 8542 or .

For more information on Heritage Trails, follow this link:

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