Visit Us at 7328 Carroll Avenue
Radio Takoma Events for October
Thu, Oct 15 - 7-9 pm and Wed, Oct 28 - 7-9 pm
Takoma Radio Open House - Takoma Radio seeks creative and adventurous volunteers to program music, stories and conversations. Come learn how to submit your show samples and produce programming. On-ar and off-air volunteers at all levels welcome.
7328 Carroll Avenue
CANCELLED: Tues Oct 13 - 7-9 pm,
Takoma Radio Pop-Up Shop - Visit the Takoma Radio/HIstoric Takoma tent to pick up your "reward" for Indiegogo donations, buy a shirt, and find out more about the status of Takoma Radio and other Historic Takoma projects.
7014-B Westmoreland Avenue
NEW DATE: Sun, Oct 18, 10am-5pm,
as part of the Rescheduled Takoma Park Street Festival
7030 Carroll Avenue (near Takoma Bicycles)
Meet the Author of
Heber Bouland was born in Washington, D.C. in 1928 and lived there for twenty four years. Hear his eyewitness candid account of the Great Depression. He lived with his family on the DC side of Takoma Park, and just over the city line in Maryland was the last stop for trolleys arriving from downtown. Takoma Park was a neighborhood of contradictions. Within less than two blocks of his home lived a U.S. senator, plus an alleged communist, and several black families living in one room shanties. Men from the shanties worked in the nearby terra cotta plant and the children limped to their small segregated school on legs crippled with rickets. White neighbors often terrified the children by siccing growling dogs on them. From summer visits to his uncle's small tobacco farm in western Kentucky, Bouland witnessed rural white poverty where toddlers labored long hours in the fields and often smoked or chewed tobacco. Besides the heartbreaking accounts of poverty and bigotry, he will entertain you with folksy stories about the humorous and the naughty.
THE LAST TROLLEY STOP
2pm, Sun, Oct 11
Books available for purchase and signing