Come explore the neighborhood with the Petworth History Tent at Celebrate Petworth

Festival attendees at the Petworth History Tent

The Celebrate Petworth Festival is shaping up to be a great event. You'll find it on the 800 block of Upshur Street on September 8th, from 11am to 5pm. Here's a look at the Petworth History Tent.

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The Petworth History Tent

Petworth has a long history of being a residential neighborhood where people buy homes, raise families and work to create a community. Come here local residents and historians talk about DC and Petworth.

The Petworth History Tent is sponsored by Ryan DaSilva and DC Office of Cable TV

11:00am:  Karen Abbott, a native Washingtonian and Petworth resident, will share photos and speak about her mother's life and incredibly unique diorama art work.

11:30am: Rhoi Wingali, founder of NAVA, Inc., is a Washingtonian and immigrant from Africa, and will speak about community, leadership and entrepreneurship.

12:30pm: C.R. Gibbs, Washington historian and author of six books will speak on the history of Petworth. Slavery, horses, dairy farm and other stories you do not know.

Afternoon: Open stage speaking.

The Petworth Festival Memory Page: Tell us a story. Jot down a memory, write a poem, draw a picture or doodle to add to our memory book.

Also on hand to speak will be Geena Avery, co-founder of Juneteenth celebrations, and a consultant and marketing professional located in Washington, DC.

Thomas Blanton will announce the kick-off of the 400-year commemoration of African American history on September 14th at the African American Civil War museum.