Newspaper clipping, headline "Memorial to the Victims of the Greatest Calamity in Washington's History." Clipping also includes photo of Knickerbocker Theatre

100th Anniversary of Knickerbocker Theater Disaster

January 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adams Morgan Plaza
corner of 18th St and Columbia Rd

On January 29, 2022, find the Humanities Truck at the Adams Morgan Plaza, located at the intersection of 18th St and Columbia Rd, NW. The Truck will take part in a memorial ceremony for the 100th anniversary of the Knickerbocker Theatre disaster, during which the theater’s roof caved in and crushed nearly 100 people. The Truck will host a photo exhibit of the disaster and its aftermath, curated by Nancy Shia. People will also give speeches about the disaster’s impact on their ancestors and the community.

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