Sunday, October 18, 2015

#ThisPlaceMatters Stops in D.C. This Month!

From our friends at the National Trust for Historic Preservation...

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently re-launched our popular This Place Matters ( campaign, in which we ask people both in-person and online, to share places that matter to them by snapping a picture and sharing their story with us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

In our own backyard here in the DMV, we’re spending weekends with our This Place Matters mobile headquarters visiting area events and special places, while encouraging the public to join in on the fun on social media. We've also added a photo contest element to our DC efforts as three grand prize winners will have a chance to tour behind the scenes at three DC region icons (Mount Vernon, Washington National Cathedral, and Union Station.) You can find more info here:

Here's our schedule of events for the next couple of weekends (You can also visit for updates and future dates):


• October 16, 9:30 AM: Exhibit Opening and Citizenship Ceremony, President Lincoln's Cottage, Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road, Washington, DC 20011

• October 16, 6:00 PM: Soul Stroll, Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

• October 17, 11:00 AM: Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

• October 18, Noon: Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt, Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701

• October 23, 5:00 PM:  Market SW, 425 M Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024

• October 24, 7:00 AM: Old Town Farmers' Market, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

• October 25, 10:00 AM: Takoma Park Farmers Market Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912