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April & May “Frederick Douglass in Old Anacostia Walking Tour” dates (April 13, 20, 28 and May 11 & 26)

John Muller _ walking tour (3)Join local reporter and historian John Muller on a walk through Old Anacostia, examining the neighborhood through the eyes of residents past and present.

Blending historic research and contemporary Ward 8 politics, our guide will lead the group on a walk through time, exploring our city’s most historic Historic District. Stories of presidents, famed one-time resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout.

Walking tours have been conducted with and in close counsel and collaboration of Old Anacostia Douglassonians of all walks of life who for generations have guarded, upheld and uplifted the history of neighborhood activist Dr. Frederick Douglass.

An anonymous local philanthropist has offered to cover costs of complimentary tickets* to all seniors, veterans and students from indigenous Douglassonian communities from the corner to the world whether 16th & W in Old Anacostia or young scholars from Al-Azhar University in Old Islamic Cairo, where Douglass visited in February 1887.

*Call or text 202.236.3413 for more info on complimentary tickets, which due to popularity of the tour must be arranged in advance.*


 

-* Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM *-

-* Saturday, April 20, 2019 – 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM *-

-* Sunday, April 28, 2019 – 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM *-

-* Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM  *-

-* Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 11:00 AM – 12:45  PM *-

-* Sunday, May 26, 2019 – 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM *-

-* Sunday, May 26, 2019 – 11:00 AM – 12:45  PM *-

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Smithsonian Associates walking tours of Old Anacostia sold out, new tour dates available in March & April via eventbrite

John Muller _ walking tour (3)Thank you to all who have reserved advance tickets for the Smithsonian Associates offering of the neighborhood walking tour. It is currently sold out.

According to their website, please call (202) 633-3030 to be placed on a waiting list for future tours that may become available.

By request and due outstanding demand new dates have been added in March and April. We look forward to seeing you as the weather warms and thank you for your continued support in uplifting the local history and importance of Frederick Douglass as an active and leading member of Old Anacostia.


–*March 17 @ 9:30 AM –*

–*April 13 @ 3:00 PM –*

–*April 28 @ 11:45 AM –*

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Upcoming Walking Tours of Frederick Douglass’ Old Anacostia (March 2, 9 and 17, 2019)

John Muller _ walking tour (3)Join local reporter and historian John Muller on a walk through Old Anacostia, examining the neighborhood through the eyes of residents past and present.

Blending historic research and contemporary Ward 8 politics, our guide will lead the group on a walk through time, exploring our city’s most historic Historic District. Stories of presidents, famed one-time resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout.


 –*March 2 @ 9:30 AM–*

–*March 9 @ 9:30 AM –*

–*March 9 @11:30 AM –*

–*March 17 @ 9:30 AM –*

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Thank you to Hagerstown, Maryland (Hub City) for embracing and uplifting the consequential lost local history of Frederick Douglass!

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Walking tour of Hagerstown gathers on Bethel Street. John Brown in the cut.


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Corner of Henry Avenue and Bethel Street in Hagerstown, Maryland. The street is named for Rev. Thomas Henry, a legendary AME pastor in the greater Hagerstown area who had connections to Frederick Douglass and the greater Anacostia and Good Hope Communities of Southeast Washington.


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Jeff Cline, Washington County Commissioner, presents a proclamation recognizing the 1879 visit of Dr. Frederick Douglass to Hagerstown to an elder of Ebenezer AME Church, pastored by Rev. Marbury at 26 Bethel Street in Hagerstown, Maryland. Proceeds from Douglass’ 1879 lecture supported the church, a characteristic of hundreds of Douglass’ lectures in the last three decades of his life.


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On Bethel Street a historic marker recognizes the history of Hagerstown’s AME church before and during the Civil War. The connections between the AME church in networks of Hagerstown and Baltimore and Washington are numerous.


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An inquisitive young man reads from a historic marker noting John Brown’s 1859 stay at a hotel in downtown Hagerstown before launching his assault on the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.


“Local historians learn about Frederick Douglass’ visit to Hagerstown in 1879”
By Jonathan Hunter, WDVM
Feb 8, 2019

https://www.localdvm.com/news/hidden-history/black-history-month/local-historians-learn-about-frederick-douglass-visit-to-hagerstown-in-1879/1758240389

“Taking pride in history as a legacy unfolds”
By Brandon Reynolds, WDVM
Feb 12, 2019

https://www.localdvm.com/news/maryland/taking-pride-in-history-as-a-legacy-unfolds/1777085707


— SPECIAL THANKS! —

Elizabeth Howe and John Clinton Frye of the Western Maryland Room of the Washington County Free Library – Hagerstown Branch

Manager Mary Mannix & staff of the Maryland Room of the Frederick County Library – Frederick City Branch

Reggie Turner, Washington County Commissioners; Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture

WDVM – Hagerstown

Rev. Marbury, Ebenezer AME Church of Hagerstown

Dan Spedden & Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau 

Ron Lytle, African American Historical Association of Western MD

Dr. Ed Papenfuse, retired archivist

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

16th & W Street Douglassonians

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Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass in Hagerstown — February 12 & February 16, 2019 [Meet at Hagerstown Visitor Center]

FD Lecture _ Hagerstown _ Daily News _ April 27, 1879TICKETS HERE!

Frederick Douglass rose from the depths of slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to travel three continents and counsel a half-dozen Presidents.

You may think you know his story but did you know Douglass visited Hagerstown?!

In 1879 Douglass took a train to “Hub City” where he delivered an address to benefit the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Future United States Congressman and United States Senator, Hagerstonian Louis E. McComas introduced Douglass before he spoke at the court house on Washington Street.

Hear historian and author John Muller share never before published details of Dr. Frederick Douglass’ visit to Hagerstown walking the community and lodging in the historic Washington House.

 

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Photos from inaugural Frederick Douglass in Cambridge, Maryland Walking Tour [December 22, 2018]

FD in Cambridge _ walking tour -- by courthouse

FD in Cambridge _ walking tour -- Waugh Chapel community garden

FD in Cambridge _ walking tour -- Mr. Jarmon welcomes visitors


Many thanks to all attendees and participants including representatives and members from the Dorchester County Historical Society, St. Michaels Museum at Mary’s Square, Talbot County Free Library, Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Harriet Tubman Museum and and Educational Center at 424 Race Street in downtown Cambridge, Maryland.

Thank you to the Dorchester Banner, Visit Dorchester, and the Harriet Tubman Byway for helping get the word out.

Special thanks to Eastern Shore historian and author Dr. Linda Duyer and Honorable William Jarmon of historic Pine Street for their kind support and technical assistance.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Debut: Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass in Cambridge, Maryland [December 22, 10:30 am; tickets $15]

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Did you know that Frederick Douglass was born in the next county over from where Harriet Tubman was born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore?

Recently some interesting history about Douglass’s visits to Cambridge, MD, has been rediscovered, and on Dec. 22, you can join the Walking Tour of Frederick Douglass in Cambridge. The tour retraces the steps that Douglass took during two visits to Cambridge in 1877 and 1878, and includes two stops along the Tubman Byway (Sites #3 and #4). This year marks 200 years since Douglass’s birth.

The tour, which runs from 10:30am to 12pm, is led by John Muller, historian and author of “Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia.” Tickets cost $15.

Find details and buy tickets.

Cambridge is also home to the Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center, and about 20 minutes by auto from the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center.

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