Virtual Tour Series: The Heart of DC-Part 2
Virtual Tour Series: The Heart of DC - Part 2
Tuesday, November 9, 3:30-4:30 PM
Join OLLI for a second virtual tour in a series of illustrated talks, led by Tammy Belden, on our capital’s “historic center” and its most iconic memorials and sites.
In July, we began with the western end of the National Mall covering such sites as the Lincoln, Viet Nam Veterans and Korean War memorials. We now progress down the Mall to its center: the Washington Monument, the White House, and the Jefferson, discussing smaller and lesser known spots along the way. Did you know that the White House was originally considered riverfront property; that the Washington Monument is sited approximately 390 feet from its original planned location; and that the original statue in the Jefferson Memorial was made of plaster painted a bronze color? Although you may already be familiar with many of these, we will cover some controversies, engaging anecdotes, and facts that you may not have heard!
Registration for the event is not required. Zoom invitations will be sent to all members on the morning of the event. Please check your inbox, spam and junk/trash folders for any OLLI emails.