SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013
COMMUNITY TRAIL LAUNCH
Logan Circle Park
UNVEILING: 3 PM AT LOGAN CIRCLE PARK
TRAIL WALK: 4-6 PM
RECEPTION AT STUDIO THEATRE: 5-7 PMNo reservations required.
Presented by Cultural Tourism DC, Logan Circle Heritage Trail Working Group, and Logan Circle Community Association.
Cultural Tourism DC initiated the District of Columbia Neighborhood Heritage Trails program to bring visitors to DC’s historic neighborhoods and to promote community pride. Each of the 15 Heritage Trails is produced by Cultural Tourism DC staff with the active involvement of neighborhood residents and organizations that help identify landmarks of local and national importance.
Korea’s first legation building in the United States is included on the new Logan Circle trail. Korean Ambassador Ahn Ho-young will offer remarks commemorating the friendship and ties between the Republic of Korea and the United States.
The unveiling ceremony on the 13th will showcase the trail’s 7th sign, which includes the history of the Korean Legation building as a key highlight of the trail. The ceremony has special symbolic meaning because the 7th sign was chosen from among 15 that comprise the Logan Circle Heritage Trail.
|Interior of Korean Legation|
For over a century since, the building has had various American owners. In 2012, the Korean government successfully re-claimed its old legation when it purchased the building from private ownership.