The Baltzley Brothers established Glen Echo Park as a Chautauqua in an effort to promote the surrounding area in real estate development. The town was incorporated in 1906 and notes as a successful amusement park. The park is now operated by the National Park Service as an arts center.
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Visit the house of the founder of the American Red Cross during the last 15 years of her life.
Glen Echo Park was established in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly. Later the site became the area’s premier amusement…
Glen Echo Park is one of the DC area’s cultural treasures! Formerly an amusement park, now an arts and cultural…
Upcoming Events in Town
The Gandhi Memorial Center in cooperation with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Embassy of India presents a photographic exhibit by Sondeep Shankar depicting the Sikh Heritage of India. The exhibit will be inaugurated by Her Excellency Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 4pm. RSVP is requested. Call or email the Gandhi Memorial Center to register for the exhibit inauguration and reception.
Lucy is an 8-year old with a passion for righting wrongs and a "magic" index finger that doles out justice. When Lucy sees something she thinks is unfair, she points her magic finger at the problem, and it causes all sorts of mischief! One day, Lucy discovers the family of her friend William Gregg enjoys hunting ducks. Horrified, she points her magic finger and overnight the tables are turned: the Greggs are transformed into miniature people with duck wings while the ducks become human-sized and sprout arms. Can Lucy make things right? (ages 5-10)
Young, orphaned James Trotter is sent to live with his two wicked aunts by the sea. Life with Sponge and Spiker - who make James wait on them hand and foot - is the pits. James' luck begins to change when he is gifted a mysterious bag of crocodile tongues that bring marvelous and magical things. One giant peach, five oversized bugs, and many seagulls later, James and his new friends are off on an exciting adventure across the Atlantic. This unlikely crew sails to new and fantastical heights, proving that courage and ingenuity can overcome all odds. (ages 4-10)