WASH Event: Ingersoll Guided Walking Tour
- Sunday, May 5th 2013 at 10:00 am
- Sunday, May 5th 2013 at 11:30 am
- SW corner of 13th and E Street NW Washington, DC 20004 next to the horse statue ( near Metro Center or Federal Triangle Metro)
Please note: this event is sponsored by Washington Area Secular Humanists. We are cross-posting in an effort to increase the knowledge and appreciation of 19th century local freethinker Robert G. Ingersoll.
“The Great Agnostic”: Robert G. Ingersoll was a 19th Century champion of Freethought, women’s rights, civil rights, and outspoken critic of the Bible, clergy and religion. This famous orator toured the US and delivered over 1,300 speeches to packed houses. For seven years (1878-1885) Ingersoll lived and worked in Washington, DC. He argued cases before the Supreme Court, lobbied Congress and consulted with Presidents. This tour will visit the sites of his former homes, one on Lafayette Square, and places where he worked and spoke in downtown Washington, DC.
This is the Short Version of the tour: A one mile walk lasting 90 minutes. Visiting the last 5 locations of the Long Version, but covers all of the material.
Tours conducted by Steven LOWE
cell: 202 957 1781