Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Historical Penn Quarter: A Walking Tour

Regardless of how long you've lived or worked in Penn Quarter, there are probably some things you miss as you shuffle back and forth each day.  Did you know that the oldest synagogue in the Washington, DC area is here?  Or that Emile Berliner filed applications for the first microphone and disk record ever invented in Penn Quarter?  How about where Italian stone carvers used to worship?

Learn all that stuff - and more - on a walking tour that Washington Walks is offering on November 6th at 11am.  They describe the walk as "an irresistible urban scavenger hunt to discover a bygone era - a time when Chinese, German and Italian immigrants lived and worked on and around Seventh Street."  Sign up through Goldstar and get the tour for half off - only $10.

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