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For over 100 years, Glen Echo Park has been a place for people to learn and enjoy vibrant artistic, cultural, and educational programs. Glen Echo Park is famous for its Chautauqua, a Protestant movement to democratize learning and spread culture from the well-to-do to the masses, an amusement park early in the 20th century the area was redeveloped as a trolley park, and in 1971 became a national park to preserve the arts and culture.

Richard Cook

Richard Cook

The Chautauqua entrance, c. 1891.

Richard Cook 2

Richard Cook

Glen Echo Park entrance, c. 1938.

Stepahnie Gray

Stephanie Gray

Glen Echo Park entrance, 1995.

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Glen Echo Park entrance. c. 2010

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