Posts by Doug Siglin
A grand Bicentennial project was partly built on Kingman and Heritage Islands. Now most traces have disappeared.
In the early 1970s, the District created a Bicentennial Commission to manage the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution. DC Mayor Walter Washington wanted the District to have its own Bicentennial project, focused on providing new opportunities to young people by creating activity centers, and drawing new tourist dollars to city coffers. Keep reading…