7328 Carroll Avenue
UPCOMING EVENTSSaturday, December 14 - Historic Takoma and Friends of Takoma Park MD Library host the second annual Holiday Book Fair. 10 am-3 pm. 7328 Carroll Avenue.
|Saturday, December 14 - Historic Takoma joins the TP Nuclear Free Committee to celebrate 30 years of a Nuclear Free Takoma. 7 pm. Sam Abbott Citizens Center/City Hall. Free.|
|Sunday, December 15 - Historic Takoma's Annual Holiday Party. Open House, 2-5 pm. 7328 Carroll Avenue.|
Invitation to HTI Membership
Historic Takoma is co-sponsoring with the Nuclear Free Takoma Park
Committee a program commemorating the 30th anniversary of Ordinance #2703,
which declared Takoma Park A NUCLEAR-FREE ZONE. The event will take place
on Saturday, December 14 at 7 pm at the Sam Abbott Citizens Center / City
Hall, and is open to the public.
Saturday, December 14
Historic Takoma is involved in a Legacy Project to celebrate the role of Takoma Park's activist mayor, Sam Abbott, who helped kick off the push for the nuclear-free zone ordinance in 1983. Board member Nancy Abbott Young will tell the story of the Nuclear Free initiative in our City during the 1980s and Sam Abbott's passionate commitment to this endeavor.
Other speakers include Jay Levy, chair of the city's Nuclear Free Takoma Park Committee, who will address the city's 30 years experience with being one of the strongest nuclear-free communities in the country, and representatives from Beyond Nuclear (located in Takoma Park) and Peace Action (Montgomery County). The evening will follow a "Then" and "Now" format, and will include music and poetry as well as speakers.
Please join us for an in-depth look at this historic local initiative, which garnered regional, national, and international attention during the Reagan years, and which continues to be a dynamic part of our City's identity and values.
Books from Historic Takoma
Takoma Park: Portrait of a Victorian Suburb In 1999, Historic Takoma reprinted the 1984 book Takoma Park: A Portrait of a Victorian Suburb by Ellen R. Marsh and Mary Anne O'Boyle, which contains a wealth of information and images about Takoma Park.
Images of America: Takoma ParkThis book traces the history of Takoma Park, MD and DC from the arrival of B.F. Gilbert in 1883 to the current day.
Copies can be purchased directly from Historic Takoma.