The iconic holiday lighting of the George Washington Monument is back.
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Baltimore’s Washington Monument has just received more national recognition for its $6.5 million restoration.
With Thanksgiving come and gone, you’ve probably seen neighbors putting up Christmas lights and decorations. You may have even had the chance to see the opening of Hampden’s dazzling light display on 34th Street this past weekend. Even so, one could argue the holidays won’t have officially arrived until the Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon has been lit up this Thursday night.
At Baltimore’s Washington Monument, two time capsules located means two time capsules to hide for the next generation. The cornerstone time capsule that went back underneath the country’s original Washington tribute had 3D printed likenesses of George Washington. With the public pitching in, the second is set to have sentiments from around Baltimore.
Independence Day will be an extra special day in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, as the city celebrates both the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the reopening of the newly revitalized Washington Monument.
In July 1815, the people of Baltimore laid the cornerstone of the Washington monument on Charles Street in Mount Vernon. The monument, an impressive column honoring George Washington, also functioned as a symbol of American democracy and the country’s independence, which had recently been tested and affirmed, during the War of 1812. Two hundred years later, it’s ready for another coming-out party.
The Washington Monument’s cornerstone is going back in the ground, and Washington is going with it.