The John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg Memorial is located in a triangle park in front of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 4900 Connecticut Avenue, NW, the memorial to John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg took over 50 years to be completed and dedicated. Muhlenberg (October 1, 1746 – October 1, 1807) was a pastor who served both Lutheran and Episcopal congregations in the 18th century. He became a colonel during the Revolutionary War and served under George Washington in the Continental Army.
Mary Foote Henderson and Meridian Hill Park
Statues in Meridian Hill Park When Meridian Hill Park opened in October 1936 there were five memorials in the park. Mary Foote Henderson was influential in getting a park placed in the neighborhood and advocated for funds for the park construction for more than 20 years. After she died in 1931 many people, including the…
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Joseph Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden was established by an Act of Congress in 1966, and opened, on the National Mall, in 1974. The name AND SCULPTURE GARDEN was written into the name of the museum – that’s how important sculptures were to Hirshhorn. Joseph Hirshhorn was born in 1899 in Latvia and immigrated to…