Celebrate Opening of Riverfront ‘Then and Now’ Exhibit

Capitol Riverfront Partners With JDLand Creator to Illustrate Rapid Development

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Courtesy Capitol Riverfront BID

Kick off the start of summer with your Capitol Riverfront neighbors and celebrate the opening of  “Capitol Riverfront: Then & Now” photo exhibit at an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, May 30th, featuring JDLand.com creator and photographer Jacqueline Dupree.

Dupree documents development on the website JDLand. She started her site twenty months before it was announced that Nationals Stadium would be built in the neighborhood, a project that led to further and significant transformation.

Jacqueline Dupree (R, with Capitol Riverfront BID President Michael Stevens) was recognized with the Community Partner Foundation Award in January, 2018 for her efforts in chronicling change in the Southeast neighborhood. Courtesy: Capitol Riverfront BID

Dupree later expanded JDLand to report on public meetings and events. In 2008, JDLand.com and Dupree were the winners of the Citizen media award for innovation in journalism.

The exhibits feature displays of Dupree’s photos, which illustrate the rapid development of the neighborhood over the past sixteen years. Presented by the Capitol Riverfront BID in partnership with JDLand, the exhibit exhibit invites residents, employees, and visitors to learn about the history of the neighborhood and celebrate its evolution. Once the light-industrial backyard of the city, southeast has become a vibrant mixed-use urban waterfront community. Dupree’s photos are used to illustrate the transformation of 20 different sites in the southeast neighborhood.

Ice Cream Jubilee (301 Water St. SE) will help celebrate the photo exhibit –and the start of summer– with ice cream.

Join Dupree, the BID and your neighbors on the southern block of Canal Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30 for live acoustic music, free scoops of ice cream from Altani Gelato and Ice Cream Jubilee, and a meet and greet with JD herself.

The exhibit can be viewed in the southern block of Canal Park (200 M St. SE), and in Yards Park (355 Water St. SE).

Learn more about the event by visiting the Facebook Event page. Learn more about the ‘Then and Now’ exhibit by visiting https://www.capitolriverfront.org/go/capitol-riverfront-then-and-now.