Tuesday, September 22, 2015
TIME: Meet at WNDC 10:10 am (walking) or at Anderson House at 10:20 am
(2118 Mass. Ave. NW, between 21st & 22nd Streets.)
PRICE: Tour and Lunch: $20 members, $30 non-members Tour Limited to 20 participants
EVENT TYPE: Walking Tour
Anderson House, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the grandest mansions in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Since 1938, the Society of the Cincinnati has made its headquarters there, working to honor the men and women who won American independence in the Revolutionary War. The tour reveals the history of the Society, the significance of the American Revolution, and the lives and collections of the home’s first owners, Larz and Isabel Anderson. The mansion was completed in 1905 for the Andersons, a wealthy couple who devoted their lives to public service, travel, entertaining, collecting, and philanthropy—interests and activities that are reflected in Anderson House, where much of the couple’s art collection and exquisite furnishings are still on display. Return to WNDC for lunch.