If you're in town on Saturday in advance of Rail~Volution, consider joining a group to check out the unveiling of the most recent addition to the DC heritage trail network, the Georgia Ave/Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail.
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.
When: Saturday, October 15 at 11 AM
Where: The front lawn of the Howard University Hospital, at 2041 Georgia Avenue (a few blocks north of the Shaw Howard Metro on the Green/Yellow Line)
What You'll See: Countless dreams and memories reside in this short stretch of Georgia Avenue. Follow Lift Every Voice: Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail to relive the heyday of Seventh and T and the Howard Theatre. Make the acquaintance of the musicians and impresarios, shop-keepers and barbers, intellectuals and activists, and all who built a thriving community along one of Washington’s oldest thoroughfares. As you walk Lift Every Voice: Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail you’ll find 19 poster-sized street signs combining storytelling with historic photographs and maps. The first sign is at Seventh and S Streets, NW, just outside the Shaw/Howard University station on Metro’s Green Line. The two-hour, self-guided tour follows Seventh Street/Georgia Avenue, with a couple of detours, to the Georgia Ave-Petworth Green Line Metro station at the intersection of Georgia and New Hampshire Avenues. As always, you may start your tour at any point along the trail. If you prefer to walk downhill, start at the top, at Sign 19.
More Info: http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/things-do-see/trails-tours/neighborhood-heritage-trails/lift-every-voice-georgia-avepleasant-plains-