Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weekend Tours: Washington Workers' Walking Tour on Sat; Bicycle Tour on Sun

Have you done all the usual tours of mansions, monuments, embassies and other grand sites? Here are two historical tours, the first on Saturday and the second on Sunday, each showing a different side of Washington's history: 

Date: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Cost: $25 per person ($40 per couple)

From the Labor Hall of Fame to Joe Hill's ashes, workers' history is around just about every corner in our nation's capitol, if you know where to look. This two-hour walking tour of downtown DC reveals labor's often-untold story of protest and resistance. Metro Washington Council Union Cities Coordinator Chris Garlock (who usually helps local and national activists make history on DC's streets) leads the tour, which benefits DC Jobs with Justice

Note: It's an easy walk but wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.

The tour starts at: Washington Convention Center. Meet at the front of the Center across from the Historical Society, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC. For more information, questions, or to register, please visit:


What: A Bicycle Tour of "Groovy, Threatened and Historic Washington"
Date: Sunday, October 30th
Time: 10:00am -1:00pm

In 1972 members of the DC historic preservation action organization, "Don't Tear It Down" pedal-powered through "groovy, threatened and historic Washington." Join DC Preservation League and the DC Historic Preservation Office as we retrace this historic ride to Franklin Park, Logan Circle, Mt. Vernon Square, and Pennsylvania Avenue. Led by HPO's Brendan Myer, this tour will highlight the revitalization to these areas (metros, sports arena, and convention center) and the vital role historic preservation has played over the last forty years.

Your own bike and helmet are required to participate in this tour. Space is limited!

$15 DCPL Members
$25 Non-Members

Click here to register.

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