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A 5.5 mile hike around the Southern two Reston Lakes: Lake Audubon and Lake Thoreau. Includes a shorter option of 4.0 miles. The meeting location is a 1 mile walk from the Reston Metro Station. There is also bus service from the Metro Station to the Shopping Center. Lunch options at South Lakes Village Center. Joint hike with: DC Metropolitan Hikers
It’s the forty-seventh anniversary of the Watergate break-in (June 17, 1972) which took place right here in Washington, DC and continues to make headlines. And remember the great movie “All The President’s Men” (nominated for 8 Academy Awards - winning 4) with Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post? Let’s take a guided walking tour to see some of the actual sites associated with the Watergate break-in and learn more about the book and film "All The President's Men." While all large cities have museums, art galleries and sports teams - Washington, DC is unique in that you can see the exact places where so many important events in our nation's history took place. Watergate is a perfect example. It was the biggest political scandal in American history, and the subsequent book and film "All The President's Men" highlights one of the greatest detective stories in journalistic history. Come see for yourself where it all took place - right here in Washington, DC - on our "Watergate Break-In / All The President's Men" guided walking tour! "All The President's Men" Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuaYh9_ZK1U This program is led by Robert Kelleman, the founder of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DCHistoryAndCulture YouTube Video Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vALx_LnLHQ4 __________________________________ Registration: $8.00 per person with proceeds supporting our Washington, DC History & Culture non-profit community programs. Full refund if the event is cancelled or if you change your online RSVP from “yes” to “no” at least 48 hours beforehand. Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. Meeting Point: The Foggy Bottom Metro Station - street-level exit. Look for your host Robert, wearing a fedora-style hat, and a group of friendly people. Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know. __________________________________ This program is presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.” For more fun and educational programs visit us at: https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture #DCHistoryAndCulture We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman Washington, DC History & Culture [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/
Everything Your History Text Got Wrong About Lincoln Presenter: James W. Loewen, Best Selling Author and Award Winner The Lincoln Group of DC is proud to announce that our September 2019 speaker will be James W. Loewen. Loewen is the author of the mega-bestselling book, Lies My Teacher Told Me, as well as books on discriminatory sundown towns and the “great truth” about the “Lost Cause.” Loewen has won numerous prestigious awards, including the American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, the Spirit of America Award from the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. We are proud to say that Jim is a long-time member of the Lincoln Group of DC. His September presentation will derive from his life’s work of exposing how our history texts actually get our history wrong. From whitewashing to “winner writes the history” to corporate writing, Loewen digs into the system of writing history in the United States, a system that produced the dearth of factual education and critical thinking that led to our current educational and political crisis. Loewen will focus on how Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War has been taught, often superficially and without the context needed to fully understand Lincoln the man, and the Lincoln the leader of our nation during its greatest trial. A superb speaker, Loewen promises to both entertain and educate even us Lincolnophiles about Lincoln.
The Washington Monument Reopening - September 19, 2019 (FREE)! Visit D.C.'s Centerpiece! Get a bird's eye view of the nation's capital from the Washington Monument, the nation’s grandest memorial to the Father of His Country! Timed tickets are required to ride the elevator to the 500 foot observation. Tickets are required for all visitors ages 2 and up. How to Get Washington Monument Entry Tickets For entry to the monument September 19, 2019 - October 18, 2019 Same-day, free tickets for opening day (September 19) and all entry through October 18 will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Washington Monument Lodge, located on 15th Street, between Madison Drive, NW and Jefferson Drive, SW. The monument will be open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND ARRIVING EARLY (BEFORE 8:30 a.m.?) TO GET IN LINE FOR TICKETS TO WHAT SURELY WILL BE A POPULAR EVENT. For entry to the monument beginning October 19, 2019 Starting on October 10 at 10 a.m., advance reservation tickets may be ordered at www.recreation.gov, or by calling[masked], for entry dates beginning on Oct. 19 (advance reservation tickets require a nominal processing fee). Same-day, free tickets will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis daily, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Washington Monument Lodge. The monument will be open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Advisories The waiting area is outdoors and exposed to sun, wind, ambient temperature, and precipitation. No bathrooms, water, food, or other amenities are available inside the Washington Monument. The nearest restrooms are in the Washington Monument Lodge. Visitors who are uncomfortable with heights, enclosed spaces, crowding, and elevators should consider that the Washington Monument involves all these factors. For your safety, the Washington Monument may be closed for unsuitable weather conditions including high wind and thunderstorms. Tickets will be voided for the affected entrance times. __________________________________ Washington, DC History & Culture This event is open to the public. You are welcome to attend this program with members of the non-profit community organization “Washington, DC History & Culture,” or on your own. No tickets are required and all are welcome. Signing up for this event via our Facebook page simply allows you to be notified of information updates. Additional details as we get closer to the event date. Event Web Site: https://www.nps.gov/wamo/planyourvisit/fees.htm __________________________________ This program is presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.” For more fun and educational programs visit us at: https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture #DCHistoryAndCulture We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman Washington, DC History & Culture [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/ Photo courtesy of Shutterstock / NBC Washington