Whoa. This is really cool. DC Public Library is hosting a series of talks, at our very own branch, which will explore the history of Mount Pleasant and surrounding areas. I feel like many of you already know so much about DC history, but this series will give a complete picture of how the neighborhood came to be.
The first session, "Mt. Pleasant: A Historical Overview," is March 6 at 6:30PM at the Mount Pleasant Library. This whole series is titled "Know Your Neighborhood" and is comprised of four presentations. In addition to Mount Peasant's history, the other presentations will focus on Meridian Hill, Columbia Heights, and Rock Creek Park. From the organizers:
"Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library
Mount Pleasant started as a post-Civil War country village, but most of the neighborhood we know today was built after the streetcar arrived in 1903. Historian Mara Cherkasky will use maps and images to take you back to Mount Pleasant's origins and allow you to see how it developed as it did. Cherkasky has written several accounts of Mount Pleasant's history and has led numerous walking tours of the neighborhood.
Know Your Neighborhood is an ongoing series of programs exploring the history of D.C. neighborhoods, a collaboration between DC Public Library's Washingtoniana Division and neighborhood libraries.
For more programs in the series, visit dclibrary.org/knowyourneighborhood ."