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Online Lecture: Sakura Journey — Washington D.C.’s Iconic Cherry Trees

Program No. 24939RJ
Join us on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2024, at 1 p.m. (ET)/ 10 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the Washington D.C. cherry blossoms.

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Join Carolyn Crouch, expert guide and founder of Washington Walks, for a celebration of spring and the iconic cherry trees of Washington, D.C. This online lecture provides a glimpse into the history of these exquisite trees and the extraordinary efforts of four pivotal figures who brought them from Japan to America. Embark on an online walk with Carolyn as she shares the untold stories of a groundbreaking female journalist, a notable scientist, an adventurous plant explorer and a distinguished First Lady. Their shared vision led to the flourishing of cherry blossoms that now symbolize the arrival of spring in the nation's capital. Perfect for those enchanted by the cherry trees’ beauty, this session offers a unique look at their origins and their significance in celebrating the season.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.
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Carolyn Crouch
Carolyn Crouch is the founder of Washington Walks, with a deep appreciation for D.C.'s rich history. After earning an MFA in acting from The Catholic University of America, her passion for walking expeditions took root. A scholar in English and art history, she also updates Fodor's 25 Best Washington, D.C. guide. Serving on the D.C. History Center's board, Carolyn's influence extends beyond travel, impacting the historical community at large. A New England native, she brings a diverse perspective to her work.

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Carolyn Crouch is the founder of Washington Walks, with a deep appreciation for D.C.'s rich history. After earning an MFA in acting from The Catholic University of America, her passion for walking expeditions took root. A scholar in English and art history, she also updates Fodor's 25 Best Washington, D.C. guide. Serving on the D.C. History Center's board, Carolyn's influence extends beyond travel, impacting the historical community at large. A New England native, she brings a diverse perspective to her work.





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