MacArthur’s “old soldiers” are fading away still, more and more every day, shrinking the number and memories of those who fought in World War II and subsequent actions.
This Saturday, the new Apple Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square will officially open its doors to the public. The Beaux-Arts-style building opened in 1903 as D.C.’s Central Public Library.
For the official May 12 opening, the museum will host a family festival with musicians from the NSO’s Youth Fellowship Program, makeup artists, food trucks and a magician.
This year’s seven gardens, ranging from the majestic to smaller, cleverly designed spaces, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, rain or shine.
Plans now include closing off 31 Street from the bridge south to South Street and north to M Street. Only residential parking will be available on the rest of 31st Street during the closure period.
The new south lawn at the historic Georgetown estate should be in place by the 27th annual Spring Garden Party on May 22.
To the surprise of some, Georgetown can tell the story of early and contemporary America from a black perspective.
Today, and tonight, most of us will hold Dr. King’s memory dear and close to heart — as memory, as a voice, as words and thoughts, both visionary and practical.
Before becoming a museum, the building served as an African American church, a Greek Orthodox church, various eateries, a barbershop, a bicycle store and a dental practice.
The partial government shutdown has closed some sites and left others without food kiosks and restrooms. The Smithsonian museums are open as usual.