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Flee the British 5k and Fun Run

On August 24 at 8 a.m., Congressional Cemetery will be hosting the Flee the British 5k to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the Burning of Washington!  Runners will chase Dolley Madison as she rescues the famous portrait of George Washington from the flames during the War of 1812.  Those bringing up the rear will feel [...]

By |2019-07-26T09:57:37-04:00August 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Intern – Jennie Black

My name is Jennie Black, and I’m spending seven weeks interning at Congressional Cemetery this summer. I’m a native of Chicago and recently graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. The past few weeks, I've gotten the chance to be involved with many aspects of the cemetery and work [...]

By |2019-07-26T09:56:33-04:00July 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Operation Conservation

Remember our post about cemetery nerds? (If not, see here). Same applies to this. If you love conservation, cemeteries, archaeology or preservation, this workshop is for you. More information here: https://congressionalcemetery.org/operation-conservation We hope to see you there!

By |2019-07-26T09:50:45-04:00July 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nerds unite!

Vice President Margaret Puglisi and Doug Graves at their nerdiest. And when we say "nerds," we most certainly mean it as a compliment. This comes directly from the cemetery staff members who have had in-depth conversations about their dream tombstones, hold firm opinions about their favorite "residents" in the cemetery, and whose idea of a good [...]

By |2019-07-26T09:47:09-04:00May 16th, 2014|Tours and Events|1 Comment

UGRR Network to Freedom Grant

Recently, the National Park Service awarded a $6,500 matching grant through the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program. The grant will provide funding for four interpretive granite and bronze footstone markers at the grave sites of William Boyd, John Dean, Hannibal Hamlin, and David Hall. Historian Sandy Schmidt has completed countless hours of research [...]

By |2019-07-26T09:30:37-04:00March 27th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Civil War Tour Schedule Available

Mark your calendars! The 2014 Civil War tour schedule is now updated. All tours are free and are led by Civil War expert Steve Hammond. Note the special tour on June 21st, when Congressional Cemetery will hold a memorial service for the victims of the 1864 DC Arsenal explosion.

By |2019-07-26T09:20:05-04:00February 19th, 2014|Tours and Events|0 Comments

Tombs and Tomes

 Oddly enough, there are a few cemeteries that host book clubs. Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia has Boneyard Bookworms, and Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC has Read in Peace. A book club in a cemetery must have a clever name, and the title of our nascent book club is Tombs and Tomes. So far, [...]

By |2019-07-26T09:16:06-04:00January 24th, 2014|Tours and Events|0 Comments
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