A Year in Review (aka The Long-Overdue Blog Post)

Blog posts are like New Year’s resolutions. It all starts out with the best of intentions, but before you know it’s easy to let things slide a bit. In our case, we let a few weeks or, er, months build up between blog posts. To make up for it, here’s a brief recap of Congressional Cemetery’s 2014 through pictures. A big hearty thanks goes out to all of our donors, volunteers, visitors and dog walkers who help make Congressional Cemetery such a special place. We couldn’t do it without you. And for 2015, our New Year’s resolution is to write more frequent blog posts. Just forget what we said in the first sentence.

Amongst the Headstones: Buildings, Grounds & Preservation

If you’re out and about the grounds, you’ll probably notice a few improvements and additions. From the restoration of our mausoleum roofs to the arrival of a brand new obelisk, much has changed and improved on the grounds.

Waiting for Green Roof

Restoration of mausoleum roofs.

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HCC's new obelisk.

HCC’s new obelisk.

Flag pole

New flag pole in east end.

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Harvesting honey from HCC’s bees.


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HCC’s first conservation workshop: Operation Conservation.

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Eagle Scout project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceremonies and Dedications

HCC hosts numerous ceremonies and dedications that honor and commemorate individuals buried in the cemetery. The sesquicentennial of the Arsenal explosion was marked in number of ceremonies, and  In addition, HCC had the honor of interring Alain Locke, the first African American Rhodes scholar , and more recently, DC’s “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry.

Causten Vault Reinterment.

Causten Vault Reinterment.

Arsenal Dedication with Irish Deputy Prime Minister.

Arsenal Dedication with Irish Deputy Prime Minister.

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Inurnment of Alain Locke.

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Sousa’s 160th Birthday with the Marine Band.


From Brewskies to Beethoven: HCC Events

With three 5k races, multiple concerts, a huge dog festival and a rockin’ Halloween party…well, let’s just say we’re a wee bit tired. But it was all worth the while, and we’re looking forward to an even better 2015.

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Docent Sid Neely gives a tour.

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HCC’s first tweet-up with Gadsby’s Tavern.

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“Fleeing” the British.

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Ghosts and Goblets 2014.

 

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Dolley at Day of the Dog.

Maibockfest

Maibockfest

 

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2014 Pride 5k

 

 

 

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Notes from the Crypt.

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Dead Man’s Run

You Can’t Forget the Dogs

Congressional Cemetery is all about the history, the preservation, and of course…the dogs. Our beloved K9 Corps is a vital part of Congressional Cemetery. To celebrate, we provide you some of the cutest pictures we could find from 2014.

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Have a happy New Year, everyone. From the staff (and Santa): here’s to an even better 2015.

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