You are cordially invited to attend a panel presentation on the history of the SW neighborhood focusing on the dynamic character of the community. Speakers will include longtime SW residents Neal Pearce and Thelma Jones who will talk about their decades living in the neighborhood and their extensive involvement in the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly. Carolyn Crouch, founder and president of Washington Walks, will focus on the unique architectural character of the neighborhood. Katelynd Mahoney Anderson’s remarks will focus on historic preservation efforts and redevelopment in the community. The event will be moderated by Tom Sherwood. The presentation will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church (555 Water St., SW) on Mon., Apr. 29 at 7 p.m., and will conclude by 8:30 p.m. Presented by the District of Columbia Public Library in partnership with the Smithsonian Anacostia Neighborhood Museum’s A Right to the City exhibit, the panel will explore the many changes that have affected the SW community from the mid-twentieth century until now. Sure to appeal to local history buffs, this presentation promises to be educational and entertaining.

By Southwester Staff

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