On Saturday, November 10th, we are hosting another history walking tour through Bloomingdale and around the perimeter of McMillan Park. Once again, we are fortunate to have our neighbor and friend, Paul Cerruti, leading the tour. Paul has compiled a tremendous amount of detail about the park and its role in our neighborhood through the years since it was first opened to the public. The event will cover a lot of the information presented in recent history walks that were very well attended and enjoyed! The weather likely will be ideal for such a walking tour. This will be our final tour for the year. We hope to have about four tours per year and will start up when the weather gets a bit warmer in March or so, 2019.
The tour will last about two hours and will start at the triangular park opposite the Big Bear Café (located at the corner of 1st St. and R St. NW) on Saturday, November 10th at 9:00am (rain date Saturday, November 17th at 9:00am). Light liquid refreshments will be served and a selection of some of our favorite mounted art photos of McMillan Park offered for sale at the end of the tour, as well as some lovely greeting cards of the same photos!
Please register for the event by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Kirby at 202 213-2690. We are limiting the tour to 30 people to ensure that all who join us can hear easily and participate fully. So please register early to guarantee that you’ll be able to be part of this special day.
Kindly note that the event has a suggested donation of $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the event, to benefit the Friends of McMillan Park’s efforts to save this registered national historic landmark. Even if you are unable to join our tour, please consider making a donation to help support these efforts. You can donate via the PayPal or Crowdrise links located at www.friendsofmcmillan.org/merchandise, or in person with cash or credit card with FOMP’s Square account on the day of the event. Thank you in advance for your generous contributions!
We hope to see you for the event!