Saturday, November 5, 2011
Session 11: Neighborhood history
Neighborhoods by Neighbors – Three DCCHP Communities: Capitol View, Eastland Gardens, and Fairlawn
For the past six years, the DC Community Heritage Project (DCCHP), a joint program of the DC Historic Preservation Office and the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, has added funding to the support it provides to residents of neighborhoods to document and tell the history of their communities. The results have been impressive. Not only have residents fallen in love with DC history, especially the way that their neighborhood and local heroes have contributed to the city, they have also become competent researchers and proficient in presenting a well-documented story. But most importantly, their work has imbued their neighbors with a sense of rediscovered pride and renewed commitment to civic advocacy.
This panel presents three little known Washington, DC neighborhoods and highlights of the rich, multi-layered stories uncovered by residents assisted by funding from the DCCHP.
The panel will be moderated by Patsy Fletcher of the DC Historic Preservation Office and co-founder of DCCHP.
Panel members are:
Patricia Hallman, member of the Capitol View Civic Association and chair of the History Committee;
Javier Barker, president of the Eastland Gardens Flower Club; and
Graylin Presbury, president of the Fairlawn Citizens Association.