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Bethesda's Madonna of the Trail

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library
7400 Arlington Rd

Elizabeth Haile
BMAV Event
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Bethesda's Madonna of the Trail statue marks what is considered to be the beginning of The Old National Trails Highway, a spot where pioneers heading west spent their first night out of Georgetown. Installed by Daughters of the American Revolution and dedicated by future president Harry Truman on April 19, 1929, its future is now being debated.

Join BMAV member David Moulton and Patti Maclay, State Historian for the Daughters of the American Revolution, for a discussion about the history of this iconic statue, and the petition campaign to relocate it to a more prominent and safer location in Bethesda.

Co-sponsored with the Connie Morella Library. Free and open to the public. RSVP appreciated.