Meet JoAnn Hill
- June 9, 2021
Join the author of Secret Washington, DC for an IN-PERSON walking tour this Fri., June 11th, from 7-8:30 p.m.!
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 7 p.m.; we will head to the National Mall and back.
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 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 U.S. 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.
Hosted by Solid State Books in Washington, DC, this event is free and open for all to attend. Wear your walking shoes! Sign up here.