Front Facade Restoration Work
Through March 2014, exterior historic restoration work will be underway on the front facade. The contractors will be repairing and replacing rotten wood fixtures identified by NPS historic preservation architects. When visiting the home please use caution
On-street parking is limited, public transportation suggested. Nearest Metros are the U Street and McPherson Square stations. Please be aware street sweeping occurs on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30am, further limiting parking during that time. More »
Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend
Contact: Joy Kinard, 202-673-2402
DKMC Walk Weekend
Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend
Saturday, June 4, 10am - 4pm & Sunday, June 5, 2011 1pm - 4pm
Washington, D.C. — The National Park Service in collaboration with the Dupont Kalorama Museums Consortium (DKMC) will host an annual event established in 1983 to promote off the mall museums and their neighborhoods. The public is invited to visit the eight DKMC museums during Walk Weekend.
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site's Walk Weekend events will include:
June 4, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Groomed for Greatness Session One: "Walking and Talking Like A Queen"
This session will explore the experiences of local Queens featuring Miss Black Maryland USA offering advice. Discussions will include topics related to image enhancement and oral presentation skills with young girls.
Live Demonstrations: The Queens will also perform live demonstrations in which youth are encouraged to take part.
In an Artistic Celebration community women and student-scholars will perform in a variety of musical styles.
Women of Relevancy Workshop
Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Cynthia Tucker will speak to visitors about the legacy of Mrs. Bethune and women like her who worked diligently to change the inter-national perception of African American Women legacy.
Lisa Owens, Miss Howard University 1984 and entrepreneur, unveils her new book, Dance Ministry Basics: A Foundation for God's Dancers, signs copies, and talks about her rise to success through performing arts.
Crowns & Tiaras Arts and Crafts
Local Queens and site staff will help children fashion fun tiaras and fascinators.
June 5, 2011 1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Jazz Garden Reception
The award winning composer and saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk will be our featured Jazz Garden Reception musician along with his trio.
Dr. Ida Jones will discuss her book "The Heart of the Race Problem: The Life of Kelly Miller" which will be on sale in our gift shop.
Going Green Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts for children ages 8 - 12 will also be available along with tips to help local families make going green fun.
For additional information regarding this program and other events, please call the site directly at (202) 673-2402 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/mamc.
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site is one of several park sites that make up National Capital Parks-East. National Capital Parks-East offers a wide array of historic, cultural, and recreational areas that are part of Washington, D.C. and its eastern environs. The park is comprised of over 8,000 acres of federal land, ranging from community parks and National Historic Sites to unique wetland ecosystems, meadows, and mature hardwood forests.
Did You Know?
On April 25, 1945, W.E.B. DuBois, eminent sociologist at Atlanta University, Walter White of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Mary McLeod Bethune were sent to San Francisco by President Harry S Truman as consultants to the organizing meeting of the United Nations.