St. John's Church, Activists outside the White House in 1952, James Wormley c. 1870

(Left-to-Right) St. John's Church; Activists outside the White House in 1963 (Walter P. Reuther Library); James Wormley c. 1870.

Join us for two historical presentations in honor of the history of activism on Lafayette Square. Donet D. Graves, Esq., a descendant of hotelier James Wormley, will convey the story of the Wormley family's activism on the square in the 19th century. Richard Grimmett, historian at St. John's Church, will recount the special service at St. John's on the day of the March on Washington as well as St. John's relationship with the African-American community.


Summer 2013 Teacher Institute

Lafayette Square, 1902. Peter Waddell

This event was held:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The event is free, but registration is required. The lectures be held from 10am-12pm and light refreshments will be served.


David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House

Address: 1610 H Street, NW

Nearby parking garages: 1610 I Street NW, 1625 I Street NW, 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Nearest Metro stops: Farragut West and McPherson Square on the Blue/Orange Line, and Farragut North on the Red Line