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March 15, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


March 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Reno School at Alice Deal Middle School
3815 Fort Dr., NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Co-sponsored by Historic Chevy Chase DC and Tenleytown Historical Society

Neil Flanagan, author of an intensively researched Washington City Paper article on the fate of Reno City, will tell the story of the mixed-race Reno community from its origins during the Civil War until its clearance. He’ll look at how the events were hidden and how what he found shows the importance of local history, especially in a town as old as Tenley.

Joining Neil on a panel to explore these issues will be: Carl Lankowski of Historic Chevy Chase DC; L. Paige Whitley, who is researching an African American cemetery connected to the Reno neighborhood; and Carolyn Long, Tenleytown Historical Society. There will also be an opportunity to view the Tenleytown Historical Society’s exhibit on the history of Reno City and Reno School.

Reservations suggested:  tenleytownhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com



The Reno School building is Howard Street – first right off Fort Drive after entering Deal campus from Nebraska Avenue. Entrance located at end of Howard Street – past Reno building – in glass connector.  Parking is available along the drive and in front of Deal.

By metro:  Red line to Tenleytown. Exit east side, walk a block east to 40th Street, NW. Turn left on 40th Street to Fort Reno and path to Deal/Reno.

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