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via National Park Service

From the National Park Service:

“The National Park Service (NPS) today reopened Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, following a complete rehabilitation of the site and transformation of the visitor experience. New exhibits and research allow the NPS to interpret the history of the Custis and Lee families alongside that of the more than 100 enslaved people who labored on the plantation. Together, their stories reveal a more complete picture of life at Arlington House and of the people and events that changed our nation.

The rehabilitation, which began in 2018, was made possible through a $12.35 million donation by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to the National Park Foundation.

“Our goal is to create a place of dialogue and learning. We invite visitors to be curious, to connect with the stories, and to be open to hard questions. Park rangers and volunteers will share inclusive stories about the many people and events connected to Arlington House,” Charles Cuvelier, George Washington Memorial Parkway superintendent, said. “David Rubenstein’s generous donation improved every aspect of the site, and the National Park Service is grateful for his continued support.”

A visit today reveals a layered history that has often been untold–the experience of the enslaved people of Arlington House. Read More

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Photos and words by @Pharipedia. Phari is one of my favorite photographers who contributes to our Instagram. He’s volunteered to share a bit more with us from his adventures around town. Phari lives on Capitol Hill.

“Just south of Old Town Alexandria, along the Potomac River, is an area called Jones Point where you will find a beautiful park with numerous playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic areas, and a decommissioned lighthouse that operated from 1855 to 1926. Not far from the lighthouse, you can see the very first boundary marker of the original District of Columbia. After President Washington’s proclamation establishing Jones Point as the starting point of the federal territory, the exact spot of the south cornerstone was chosen by Benjamin Banneker, an African-American surveyor and astronomer.”

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Photo by Diane Krauthamer

Meghan and Allison let’s us know: “Heard a lot of big booms this morning…is it cannon practice day at Arlington National Cemetery?”

“Yes, @PoPville, we know. Cannons, Arlington, practice, etc.”

And last night readers reported starting around 9:45pm: “FYI, there was just an explosion somewhere around Delafield and Georgia. No idea what it was, but I heard/felt it at 13th and Delafield”

“Wtf is happening in Petworth/16th St Heights??? Copters, sirens, loud bang.”

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1900 Fort Myer Drive via KMC Homes

Thanks to Joe for passing on from KMC Homes’ Facebook event:

“SUNDAY AT 7:55 AM EST
WATCH LIVE: Rosslyn Holiday Inn Implosion!

Get a front row AERIAL glimpse of the implosion happening to the Holiday Inn in Rosslyn this coming Sunday at 8am!!

We will being going LIVE to broadcast the whole thing!!!”

From Alert DC: Read More

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Photo by Vincent

“Dear PoPville,

My name is Mathilde. Yesterday I lost my grandmother’s wedding ring. I am heartbroken because it was a memento from her: she passed 2 years ago.

The ring was on a chain that broke. I realized the chain had broken around 6:30pm in Brookland. The ring was not there anymore. I checked the 2 places I stopped at, and couldn’t find it, so I suspect the chain broke either when I walked from Rosslyn to Clarendon metro stations, on Wilson and Fairfax boulevards on Sunday 12/6 between about 3 and 5pm or when I took the metro from Brookland to Rosslyn (red line from Brookland CUA to Metro Center and then orange line from Metro Center to Rosslyn) from 2pm to 2:30 the same day. “

Should anyone have happened to found a ring yesterday at the listed locations please email me at [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP. Thank you.

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courtesy DC Brau Brewing Co

From an email:

“A DC summer isn’t considered complete (at least to us at DC Brau) without our annual Genuine Crab Fest Monumental Extravaganza at The Quarterdeck. But like all things this year, we’re changing it up a bit. The 9th annual DC Brau Genuine Crab Fest Monumental Extravaganza will be a TO GO ONLY affair from the parking lot (3178-B Bladensburg Road, NE) at DC Brau on Saturday, September 5th from 12 – 4pm. Tickets” go on sale TONIGHT, Tuesday August 25th at 7pm via DCBrau.com/Order.

There will two packages to choose from: Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Not sure if this is being encountered in DC or not, but I wanted to make readers aware of something that’s been going on in Crystal City. For the past month or so these homemade white nationalist stickers have been showing up on parking meters along a one mile stretch of road. Each is different and each is equally disturbing/offensive (these are examples of some of the tamer ones–with offensive language blacked out). Read More

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