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Tomes & Tombs VIRTUAL Book Club

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

Tombs and Tomes is Congressional Cemetery's book club. We meet every other month in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. Our book selections have no rhyme and reason; however, our choices tend to stray towards the macabre, as is natural for a cemetery book club. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!). It's free to join, and mostly free to attend. For each meeting, we simply ask that you bring either a $5 donation or a bit of food or wine to share with the group. Extra points for brownies! Interested in learning more? Read our January 2014 blog post about Tombs and Tomes, or request to join our Goodreads group. Still interested? Email Sarah for more info and to RSVP for a meeting.

Tomes & Tombs November Book Club

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

Tombs and Tomes is Congressional Cemetery's book club. We meet every other month in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. Our book selections have no rhyme and reason; however, our choices tend to stray towards the macabre, as is natural for a cemetery book club. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!). It's free to join, and mostly free to attend. For each meeting, we simply ask that you bring either a $5 donation or a bit of food or wine to share with the group. Extra points for brownies! Interested in learning more? Read our January 2014 blog post about Tombs and Tomes, or request to join our Goodreads group. Still interested? Email Sarah for more info and to RSVP for a meeting.

VIRTUAL EVENT: John Philip Sousa Birthday Concert

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

We have moved online this year for a streaming event. The Marine Corps band will enter through the 17th Street gate at precisely 11:00 am for a 25 minute concert at the grave site.

Free

Tomes & Tombs September Book Club

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

Tombs and Tomes is Congressional Cemetery's book club. We meet every other month in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. Our book selections have no rhyme and reason; however, our choices tend to stray towards the macabre, as is natural for a cemetery book club. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!). It's free to join, and mostly free to attend. For each meeting, we simply ask that you bring either a $5 donation or a bit of food or wine to share with the group. Extra points for brownies! Interested in learning more? Read our January 2014 blog post about Tombs and Tomes, or request to join our Goodreads group. Still interested? Email Sarah for more info and to RSVP for a meeting.

Tomes & Tombs July Book Club

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

Tombs and Tomes is Congressional Cemetery's book club. We meet every other month in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. Our book selections have no rhyme and reason; however, our choices tend to stray towards the macabre, as is natural for a cemetery book club. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!). It's free to join, and mostly free to attend. For each meeting, we simply ask that you bring either a $5 donation or a bit of food or wine to share with the group. Extra points for brownies! Interested in learning more? Read our January 2014 blog post about Tombs and Tomes, or request to join our Goodreads group. Still interested? Email Sarah for more info and to RSVP for a meeting.

Tomes & Tombs May (Virtual) Book Club

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

Tombs and Tomes is Congressional Cemetery's book club. We meet every other month in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. Our book selections have no rhyme and reason; however, our choices tend to stray towards the macabre, as is natural for a cemetery book club. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!). It's free to join, and mostly free to attend. For each meeting, we simply ask that you bring either a $5 donation or a bit of food or wine to share with the group. Extra points for brownies! Interested in learning more? Read our January 2014 blog post about Tombs and Tomes, or request to join our Goodreads group. Still interested? Email Sarah for more info and to RSVP for a meeting.

APHCC Virtual Annual Meeting

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

Congressional Cemetery will host the Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery’s Annual Meeting. President Paul K. Williams will present a brief annual report, sharing the highlights of the past year. This annual meeting will take place at 9:00 am and is open to all members. It will be hosted by Zoom video conference. [...]

Tomes & Tombs March Book Club

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

Tombs and Tomes is Congressional Cemetery's book club. We meet every other month in our historic Chapel (unless otherwise noted), and we discuss primarily non-fiction books. Our book selections have no rhyme and reason; however, our choices tend to stray towards the macabre, as is natural for a cemetery book club. Our very first meeting was in September 2013 and we chose to read Stiff, by Mary Roach (pictured here with Doug Graves, Congressional Cemetery's mascot and NOT a real skeleton!). It's free to join, and mostly free to attend. For each meeting, we simply ask that you bring either a $5 donation or a bit of food or wine to share with the group. Extra points for brownies! Interested in learning more? Read our January 2014 blog post about Tombs and Tomes, or request to join our Goodreads group. Still interested? Email Sarah for more info and to RSVP for a meeting.

John Philip Sousa Birthday Concert

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

HCC will start the program at 10:30 with a short awards ceremony, followed by a brief lecture by a John Philip Sousa impersonator himself!  The Marine Corps band will enter through the 17th Street gate at precisely 11:00 am for a 25 minute concert at the grave site, located near the chapel.  Cake will be [...]

Free

HORROR on the HILL: Readings from His Hideous Heart

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC

East City Bookshop and Historic Congressional Cemetery present HORROR on the HILL: Readings from His Hideous Heart: 13 of Edgar Allan Poe’s Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined. Join us for an evening of macabre literary merrymaking amongst the tombstones with editor/author Dahlia Adler, moderated by local YA author Jessica Spotswood. In His Hideous Heart, Dahlia Adler [...]

Free