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Thank you Ranger Steve Phan of the National Park Service Civil War Defenses of Washington & Frederick Douglass National Historic Site for a memorable evening program at Cedar Hill (August 30, 2019)
We thank Ranger Steve of the Civil War Defenses of Washington for his work in the forts and the trenches of the community bringing public history to the people.
A special Thank You to National Park Service, staff and Rangers of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and to all community members of Old Anacostia who brought their friends, children and families to Cedar Hill to enjoy a special and memorable program for the ages.
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On forested hills surrounding the nation’s capital are the remnants of a complex system of Civil War fortifications. These strategic buttresses transformed the young capital into one of the world’s most fortified cities. By 1865, 68 forts and 93 batteries armed with over 800 cannons encircled Washington, DC.
Today, you can visit 17 of the original sites now managed by the National Park Service.
History at Sunset program on Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 6:30 PM at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (FREE!)
The Civil War Defenses of Washington is prepping for the next History at Sunset program on Friday, August 30, 2019 at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.
Mr. Douglass looks quite resplendent in the National Park Service flat hat this Friday. 🎩
August 30th (6:30 pm)
Freedom by the Orator: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
The program includes a walking tour of the historic home detailing Frederick Douglass’s experience and contribution to the Union war effort during the Civil War, and post-war life in Washington D.C.
Visitors can check-in at the visitors center beginning at 6:00 p.m. The visitor center will close prior to the program. Visitors will meet National Park Service staff on the grass area adjacent to the cottage which is behind the Douglass Home. The program will begin on the grass at 6:30 p.m.
For more information about the programs, please see the CWDW Facebook event page and website:
Photo courtesy NPS (SP)