Upcoming CHRS Preservation Cafes

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Capitol Hill Restoration Society’s (CHRS) Preservation Cafe presents “An Underground “Tour” of Congressional Cemetery,” Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. The program features Paul K. Williams, President of the Historic Congressional Cemetery. Still an active cemetery with plots for sale, there is more to Congressional than 70,000 dead bodies. This fun illustrated presentation delights with the fascinating history and entertaining tales of what the Washington Post describes as “America’s Hippest Cemetery.” Free, handicapped-accessible; no reservation required.

CHRS presents “Ironwork on the Capitol Dome, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE. Seth Baum of Historical Arts and Casting, Inc. will describe the firm’s work in the recent restoration/reconstruction of the Capitol Dome. The presentation includes many breathtaking photographs and videos of work in progress as well as artifacts that can be examined at close-range. Free, handicapped-accessible; no reservation required.