Petworth History Storytelling


Petworth has a long history of being a residential neighborhood where people buy homes, raise families and work to create a community. Come to hear local historian C.R. Gibbs talk about changes along Georgia Avenue, as well as other interviews with local Petworth residents who will share their stories.


2-4pm at The Lemon Collective
(810 Upshur Street NW)

Local Poets:

  • Angie Whitehurst, Activist and Ward 4 Resident,

  • Sheila White, UDC Student,

  • Karen Abbott, Ward 4 Resident

  • August Hayes, Howard University Graduate and Poet

  • C. Etta Powers, Washingtonian Poet

  • Marion Gray, 2019 American Classic Women's Pageant Contestant

Local Historian: C.R. Gibbs presenting "Who Moved Georgia Avenue?!!"

Resident Interviews:

  • Pamela Taylor, Owner & Founder of the Pamela Taylor Dance Workshop

  • Kristal Yancie, Petworth resident


Share your story about living in the Petworth neighborhood!

Starting at 12pm at the American University Humanities Truck, parked at 9th & Upshur St NW. The Humanities Truck is a mobile recording studio, with a mission to collect, create, interpret, and curate local stories and return them to the communities they originated from.