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
Yet another elegant production created by the Puppet Co., Sleeping Beauty combines romance and adventure in a story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small! Show runs Feb. 13 " Mar. 23, 2014. Show times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Recommended: PreK " Grade 4.
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites local artists to submit work to the Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. The deadline is April 7. All original 2-D and 3-D fine art including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video will be accepted. Up to 10 finalists will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition at Gallery B in Bethesda in September 2014. Awards: $10,000 - Best in Show, $2,000 - Second Prize, $1,000 - Third Prize, $1,000 - Young Artist. Entry Fee: $25.
The Writers Center and Washington Independent Review of Books present a panel discussion on writing historical fiction with Kent Wascom, Daniel Stashower, and David O. Stewart. A reception and book signing will follow the program. Free admission.