Secret Washington, D.C. w/ Joann Hill
Fri Jun 11 2021 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Solid State Books | Washington, DC
About this Event
Join us in real life for a casual walking tour of sites from JoAnn Hill’s Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure! JoAnn will lead the tour starting from the bookstore at 7PM, we will head to the National Mall and back. Wear your walking shoes!
Around the world, Washington, DC, is known for its powerful government, majestic monuments, and world-renowned museums. Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure reminds us that the fabric of the city isn’t solely embedded in its callous political parties, exhausting lawmaking policies, and rampant tourism. Rather, it’s woven through its rich and complex history, mysterious relics, underground societies, forgotten and abandoned buildings, and controversial scandals.
From the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield and Francis Scott Key’s son, to crimes of passion and rage at the US Capitol, Secret Washington, DC uncovers many of the dark and untold truths of how our nation emerged. At the same time, it shines a bright light on the capital’s numerous
signs of creativity and innovation through the exploration of quirky art installations like Foamhenge and Barbie Pond on Avenue Q, to oddly shaped and decorated homes like the Mushroom House and the Vanadu Art House.
Local DC author JoAnn Hill will introduce you to the other side of Washington, DC: a treasure trove of mystique, peculiarities, and hidden history just waiting to be explored!
About the author:
JoAnn Hill has lived in Washington, DC with her husband Thalamus and dog Jackson for over 19 years. An avid traveler and foodie, JoAnn writes about their DC living and dining experiences, as well as their global travel adventures on her blog dcglobejotters.org. Her writing has been published in
BELLA Magazine, Escape Artist, and Triptipedia. JoAnn served as a DC Public Schools teacher for 17 years before co-founding Capitol Teachers, a tutoring company servicing the greater Washington, DC area.
Where is it happening?Solid State Books, 600F H Street Northeast, Washington, United States