Friday, October 14, 2011

Georgia Avenue/Pleasant Plains Heritage Trails launches this Saturday!

This is pretty great. You may have seen my previous post about signs for the new Georgia Avenue/Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail going up. They're all up now and there's an official launch event this Saturday the 15th.

The official name is Lift Every Voice: Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail, and here's the full press release, and a bit about it:
On this 12th DC Neighborhood Heritage Trail, walkers can journey to the first African American liberal arts university, President Abraham Lincoln’s commuter route, a German beer garden, Zora Neale Hurston’s boarding house, and historic Griffith Stadium as they encounter stories of the grocers, barbers, poets, and bootleggers who called this neighborhood home. 
Cultural Tourism DC, the Georgia Ave./ Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail Working Group, and Howard University Hospital will host the trail’s official unveiling and neighborhood celebration on Saturday, October 15 at 11 am on the front lawn of the Howard University Hospital, at 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW. Howard University Hospital will host a Health and Wellness Fair with blood pressure screenings and information about hospital services and other free screenings offered by appointment, and the opening of a Griffith Stadium Exhibit.
Sounds really neat! The trail was organized by Cultural Tourism DC, a great group.

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