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Germany’s Loss, America’s Gain: How German ’48ers Helped Shape DC and America

Cultural Tourism DC

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Explore extant buildings and evidence drawn from old photos, census and naturalization records, ships’ passenger lists, and city directories to trace the lives of Germans who came to Washington following the disastrous March Revolution (Märzrevolution) of 1848. Find out about the late 1800s when the Germans flooded into Downtown Washington, transforming the old NW commercial neighborhood around 7th St. from Pennsylvania Ave. Then learn how these German-born Americans left their indelible mark on our nation’s capital.

Meet at German–American Heritage Museum, 619 6th St. NW.

End at National Museum of American Art and Portraiture, 7th & F Sts., NW.

Metro Start: Gallery Pl-Chinatown

Metro End: Gallery Pl-Chinatown

Fitness: Low, 8 blocks

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Presented by Cultural Tourism DC affiliate organization Goethe-Institut and led by local historian and tour guide Elizabeth Sherman.

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German–American Heritage Museum
619 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)


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