Saturday, February 24, 2018

a week from today: McMillan Park/Bloomingdale historic walking tour

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Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:28 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashington] McMillan Park/Bloomingdale Historic Walking Tour - Saturday, March 3

The Friends of McMillan Park is planning another history walking tour through the Bloomingdale neighborhood and around the perimeter of McMillan Park on Saturday, March 3 -- our first walking tour for 2018.  Once again, we are fortunate to have our neighbor and friend Paul Cerruti leading the tour.  Paul has compiled a tremendous amount of detail about the park and its role in our neighborhood through the years since it first opened to the public.  This will cover a lot of the information presented in history walks we did in 2017 that were very well attended and enjoyed!

The tour will showcase McMillan Park, its vistas, unique history, and connection to the historic landmarks in the Bloomingdale neighborhood.  The first part of the walk will include information and bonus highlights about Bloomingdale.  

The tour will last approximately 1 1/2 hours and will start at the Big Bear Cafe, located at the corner of 1st St. and R St., NW, on Saturday, March 3 at 9am (rain date: Saturday, March 10 at 9am, same location). Light refreshments will be served and a selection of some of our favorite mounted art photos of McMillan Park offered for sale at the end of the tour, as well as some lovely greeting cards of those same photos. 

Please register by sending an email to or calling Kirby at 202-213-2690.  We are limiting the tour to 30 persons to ensure that all who join it can hear easily and participate fully.  So please register early to guarantee you'll be able to join us.  

Kindly note that a suggested donation of $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the event, is requested to benefit the Friends of McMillan Park's efforts to save this registered national and local historic landmark and would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you,

Kirby Vining

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