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Washington, DC History & Culture 
A non-profit community organization.
Experience the History and Culture of Washington, DC - and the world!

Washington, DC History & Culture 
A non-profit community organization.
Experience the History and Culture of Washington, DC - and the world!

For more fun and educational programs visit us at:
https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture
https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture
https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com
http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture
https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture
#DCHistoryAndCulture

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We look forward to seeing you - thanks!

Robert Kelleman
rkelleman@yahoo.com
202-821-6325 (text only)

Upcoming events (4+)

The Battle of Gettysburg: the Pivotal Battle of the U.S. Civil War - Livestream

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On July 1, 1863, the U.S. Civil War had been raging for two years. Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia has crossed the Potomac River, entered the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is headed to Washington, D.C. The Union’s Army of the Potomac is sent to stop it. They will clash in the small town of Gettysburg. For the three days, the fate of a nation will hang in the balance. After a final doomed charge, the Lee’s Army will slip back across the Potomac River. No Confederate Army will invade the North again. Next month will be the 159th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

This online presentation will be an introduction into:
· The Union’s military strategy to defeat the Confederacy and the new technology that benefits the Union
· Some of the key battles starting with First Battle of Manassas and the importance of the Battle of Vicksburg
· What happened at the Battle of Gettysburg and in the immediate aftermath

Please note that this presentation is those who are seeking an overview of the Battle of Gettysburg and why it is important. For the Gettysburg’s history buffs who know the name of each Corps Commander at Gettysburg, I will probably not provide any new insights. (Just to set expectations)

Deirdre O’Sullivan is a well-known member of the non-profit community organization Washington DC History & Culture. For the last several years, she has conducted talks on 9/11 at the Pentagon and most recently on the WWI and the Battle of Midway. She has a great interest in History and enjoys sharing her knowledge.

YouTube Previously Recorded Programs
Deirdre O’Sullivan

World War II - The Battle of Midway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLT_VrSpYfQ

World War I - The Great War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVU98jSzh_o

The Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7MSDr5SKdU

The Pentagon 9/11 Memorial - Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNGn1sMgfbQ

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Your co-host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

YouTube Previously Recorded Programs
http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture
GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/d29491c0

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Zoom Connection
Login info will be emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you don't receive the Zoom connection link please contact us.
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
Password not required.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

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Washington, DC History & Culture
A non-profit community organization.
Experience the history and culture of Washington, DC. - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[masked][masked] (text only)

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Historical Neighborhood Walking Tour, Early Dupont Circle- FREE In-Person Event

Historical Neighborhood Walking Tour, Early Dupont Circle - FREE In-Person Event:

This historical walking tour is an opportunity to see several historical and cultural sites in the Dupont Circle neighborhood in Washington, DC for FREE while learning about some of the early history of this famous neighborhood! Dupont Circle is one of the most beautiful, fascinating and iconic neighborhoods in our nation's capital. For this tour, we'll focus on notable sites that were built in the early decades of the neighborhood, specifically in the late 19th and early 20th Century.

No tickets are required - just show up. This event is open to the public and all are welcome including individuals, couples and groups.

Where & When We'll Meet:

We'll begin gathering outside of the north entrance of the Dupont Circle metro station at around 9:45 AM. We'll give everyone about 10 minutes after 10 AM to arrive, gather and assemble before starting the tour. At 10:10 AM we'll begin by doing some short introductions/icebreakers and start heading over to our first destination, the park and fountains of Dupont Circle nearby about a block away, by about 10:15 PM.

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Logistics - Please Read - Subject to Change

Event Hours: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Participants can arrive and depart whenever they like.
Weather: The event will take place rain or shine (active thunderstorms/heavy rain excepted).
Parking: Limited Street parking is available in this neighborhood, especially in the late morning and early afternoon. There are several nearby paid parking garages in the area as well.
Schedule/Meeting Points: Our first stop from the Dupont Circle metro station will be the Dupont Circle Park and fountains. At each stop, the host will give a brief presentation for about 5 minutes on both the history of the site and its larger significance in the development of the neighborhood. We will be returning to our starting location by 1 PM.

Here's the itinerary for the walk in the order of the sites we'll be visiting:

  • Dupont Circle (park and fountain).
  • Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW.
  • Mansion on O & O Street Museum, 2020 O Street, NW.
  • McLean-Walsh House (Indonesian Embassy), 2020 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
  • Larz Anderson House (Society of the Cincinnati), 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
  • Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
  • Phillips Collection,[masked]st Street, NW.
  • Perry Belmont House (Order of the Eastern Star), 1618 New Hampshire Avenue, NW.
  • The Cairo Apartment Building, 1615 Q Street, NW.
  • St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.
  • Theodore Roosevelt House,[masked]th Street, NW.
  • Walk back to Q Street entrance of Dupont Circle metro station.

There are several sites along the way so once the tour gets moving, I will not be able to check my phone for updates or questions until after the tour ends. For those arriving late, feel free to check one of the sites along the itinerary of the tour, as they are mostly a short walking distance away from each other, and join in there.

The total walking distance for the tour is approximately 2.5 miles. The tour will likely take about[masked] hours including time for walking, presentations and short breaks at the sites for pictures, rest, etc. It is highly recommended to bring water and sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Please be comfortable covering the distance and conditions of the tour before signing up.

Note: For those interested in joining, I will likely be getting lunch after the tour at the Mexican restaurant Mission Dupont Circle (missiondupont.com),[masked]th Street, NW.

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Safety:

This event is almost entirely outdoors. Participants may choose to enter inside specific facilities open to the public at their discretion. Masks are optional for those who choose to do so.

Host:

Your event host will be Mike O'Mara, a Washington History & Culture Meetup group veteran. I'm 6'3" and I'll be wearing tinted glasses and a dark blue Washington Nationals baseball cap.

Event Links: Photos & Maps:

Event Itinerary Map:

Washington History and Culture Meetup: Historical Neighborhood Walking Tour - Google My Maps

Additional Questions:

All the necessary information is provided in the event description and links. Any further questions, please ask before the event in the comments below.

Frida Kahlo's Birthday Party: Casa Azul (Blue House) Mexico Livestream Tour

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It's Frida's 115th birthday - let's celebrate!

Join us for an educational and entertaining livestream home tour of Frida Kahlo's "Casa Azul" (Blue House) in Mexico City, Mexico!

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón (6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country's popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. In addition to belonging to the post-revolutionary Mexicayotl movement, which sought to define a Mexican identity, Kahlo has been described as a surrealist or magical realist. She is known for painting about her experience of chronic pain.

The Frida Kahlo Museum (Spanish: Museo Frida Kahlo), also known as the Blue House (La Casa Azul) for the structure's cobalt-blue walls, is a historic house museum and art museum dedicated to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It is located in the Colonia del Carmen neighborhood of Coyoacán in Mexico City. The building was Kahlo's birthplace, the home where she grew up, lived with her husband Diego Rivera for a number of years, and where she later died in a room on the upper floor. In 1957, Diego Rivera donated the home and its contents in order to turn it into a museum in Frida's honor.
The museum contains a collection of artwork by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and other artists along with the couple's Mexican folk art, pre-Hispanic artifacts, photographs, memorabilia, personal items, and more. The collection is displayed in the rooms of the house which remains much as it was in the 1950s. It is the most popular museum in Coyoacán and one of the most visited in Mexico City.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

YouTube Previously Recorded Programs:
http://www.Youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture
GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/d29491c0

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Zoom Connection Link
Login info will be emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you don't receive the Zoom connection link please contact us.
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
Password not required.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

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Washington, DC History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of Washington, DC. - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[masked][masked] (text only)

Frida Kahlo's Birthday Party: Frida (Salma Hayek) Film History Livestream

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It's Frida's 115th birthday - let's celebrate!

We invite you to join us for our latest art and film history livestream program: "Frida", starring Salama Hayek as iconic artist Frida Kahlo.

The first portion of our two-part program (approximately 30 minutes) will be a brief overview of the film "Frida", including its historical context, plot summary, things to look for, accuracy, etc.
The second portion of our two-part program will be a full screening of the "Frida" film (123 minutes).
During the screening you are welcome to join your fellow participants in a live online discussion of the film via Zoom.

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón (6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country's popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. In addition to belonging to the post-revolutionary Mexicayotl movement, which sought to define a Mexican identity, Kahlo has been described as a surrealist or magical realist. She is known for painting about her experience of chronic pain.

Frida is a 2002 American biographical drama film directed by Julie Taymor which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Starring Salma Hayek in an Academy Award–nominated portrayal as Kahlo and Alfred Molina as her husband, Diego Rivera, the film was adapted by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas, Antonio Banderas and unofficially by Edward Norton from the 1983 book Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera. Frida received generally positive reviews from critics, and won two Academy Awards for Best Makeup and Best Original Score among six nominations.

Film Trailer
YouTube Link - Click Here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CTM7FcY1LE

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

YouTube Previously Recorded Programs:
http://www.Youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture

Donations Support Our Non-Profit Community Programs - Thank You!
PayPal: [masked]
Venmo: @DCHistoryAndCulture
GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/d29491c0

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Zoom Connection Link
Login info will be emailed several times beginning 24 hours prior to the event.
If you don't receive the Zoom connection link please contact us.
Connecting a few minutes early is strongly recommended.
To join the event simply click the Zoom link and follow the instructions.
Password not required.
When all else fails please read and follow the directions. : )

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Washington, DC History & Culture
Experience the history and culture of Washington, DC. - and the world!

We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman
[masked][masked] (text only)

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"Truman" with Gary Sinise as Harry Truman, Film History Livestream

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