Monday, June 19, 2017

1 1/2 hour history walking tour through Bloomingdale and around the perimeter of McMillan Park -- Saturday, 06-24-2017

Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 2:45 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashington]
Walking tour of Bloomingdale / McMillan Park Environs - Saturday, 9 am 

Friends of McMillan Park (FOMP) announces another history walking tour through Bloomingdale and around the perimeter of McMillan Park, led by a neighbor who has compiled a tremendous amount of detail about the park and its role in the neighborhood through the years since it was first opened to the public. The tour will showcase McMillan Park, its vistas, unique history, and connection to historic landmarks in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. 
The tour will last approximately 1 ½ hours and will start at the Big Bear CafĂ© (located at the corner of 1st St. and R St. NW) on Saturday, June 24th at 9am (rain date Sunday, June 25th at 9am). Light refreshments will be served and a selection of some of FOMP's favorite mounted art photos of McMillan Park offered for sale at the end of the tour.  Please register by sending an email to or calling Kirby at (202) 213-2690.  We are accepting up to 20 people for this tour to make sure all who join it can hear and fully participate, so we will accept the first 20 persons who register.  

We are asking for a suggested donation of $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the event, to benefit the Friends of McMillan Park legal fund for the case that is now before the DC Court of Appeals and will be returning to Court following remand hearings before the Zoning Commission and the Mayor's Agent for Historic Preservation. Those who are unable to join the tour, please consider a donation to help support these legal efforts. Payment may be done via PayPal or Crowdrise links on the web page,

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