Current Events 

    • Friday, September 01, 2017
    • 6:00 AM
    • Saturday, September 30, 2017
    • 8:30 PM
    • All around DC!

    Have we got a great Fall coming up for you! APTDC has two great events in September, and we want to share a cool volunteer opportunity too! 

    First up, an exclusive tour of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building's Indian Treaty Room. This tour, on September 13th, is limited to 15 registrants, so sign up asap to reserve your space! For more information and to register for the event, visit the event page here.

     We know APT members are passionate about volunteering to help our community. We wanted to share that the DC Preservation League has partnered with the National Park Service for a volunteer clean-up in Glover Park on September 16th. You'll need to register at DCPL's site, but you can find more information and their link here.

    Finally, it's the return of our semi-annual Trivia Night! This is a great opportunity to gather with other preservationists (and like-minded lay people) to socialize and compete for prizes. Always a fun event, find more details about this September 18th event here. more thing. You know Harpers Ferry is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year, right? We're planning an event for October 7th, so get ready for a West Virginia road trip! More details to come next month.

    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM
    • 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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    We've been looking forward to this event all year!

    Join APT DC as we take a preservation-themed tour of Harpers Ferry. The tour will cover highlights of 40 years of preservation efforts at Harpers Ferry and the work of the Historic Preservation Training Center. We'll check out examples of special products and treatments that have proven to have long-term success in a preservation context.

    Our tour starts early in the morning and ends in the early afternoon. We'll stop for lunch at one of the restaurants in town. After our tour, we've been invited to attend the Storer College celebration of its sesquicentennial, including a cocktail reception! Check out the schedule of events below (subject to change at the discretion of our tour guide, Peter Dessauer):


    9:30AM - Meet at the HAFE Park Visitor Center on Cavalier Heights.

    9:35AM - Board the Bus. 

    9:45AM - Arrive on Camp Hill.

    10:00AM - Tours of Lockwood House. 

    11:00AM - Bus to Lower Town.

    11:15AM - Tour of Lower town - floods, ruins, slates, wood shingles, stuccos, mortars, gutters, and AZEK 

    12:30PM  - LUNCH at a local restaurant.   

    1:30PM - Resume Tour of Lower Town and Potomac River Resources - Train Station, Armory Grounds, 1810 Steps. John Brown Fort, and Confluence Point.  

    3:30PM - Board the bus back to Camp Hill.

    3:45PM - Storer College 150th Commemoration Address.

    4:30PM - Storer College 150th activities.

    5:00PM -  Attendees depart whenever they choose. Buses will take them back to the Visitor Center. 


    Arrive and park at the Visitor Center. 

    This is where APT DC would meet and begin the tour @ 9:30AM


    Car entrance fee at the entrance station for the Cavalier Heights Visitor Center is $10.00. 


    Lunch Money, snacks, bottle of water, good walking shoes, hat, camera, sun glasses, 

    and, if windy, a wind breaker or jacket.   

    This event is limited to 15 registrants. As such, we are allowing registration for APT members only (no guests). If you know someone who'd like to attend, but isn't yet a member, they can sign up to become one here!

    Do you need a ride to West Virginia? Are you willing to offer a ride? Email us at and we'll help coordinate. Make sure to tell us where you're coming from!

    AIA Credits are available for this tour! We'll be submitting for at least 4 hours. Select this option on the registration form and remember to include your AIA number!

A note about event payment: 

Our website handles secure credit transactions. However, if you would like to pay in person, please bring cash or a check made payable to APT DC CHAPTER to the event. Payment questions? Email

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