Washington, DC stands on a Swamp, right? Myths of Washington

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA

Contact: Michele Endick


Noon: Lunch (bring dairy, parve, or meatless)
12:30: Program

Presented by: Michael Kelly, Park Ranger, Division of Interpretation and Education, National Mall and Memorial Parks

Have you ever read or heard that George Washington chose a swamp as the site for the new federal city... or that someone recreated the city plan from memory after
the architect ran off with the plans… or that only men rode the Washington Monument elevator in the 1880s… or that Abraham Lincoln’s statue exhibits sign language? 


Well, all of these stories are myths! As with any myth, however, a grain of truth lies at the heart. These tales join dozens of others foisted upon tourists by well-meaning storytellers hoping to make Washington, DC history more interesting. If you agree that fact trumps fiction, come to this lively discussion about our nation’s capital.

Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee: $5/ Free J member
No RSVP — Just come!

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