The LaGrange County Public Library and the LaGrange County Indiana Genealogical Society are offering a genealogy and sightseeing trip to Washington, D.C. Oct. 21-25.
Travel via motorcoach to our nation’s capital, where genealogists will have two full days to do research. Non-genealogists will have the option to explore the many free museums, memorials, and historic sites instead. Participants can spend the next two days doing genealogy research or sightseeing or split time between the two.
On the itinerary is travel through the beautiful Allegheny Mountains to Gettysburg, Penn., a tour of Gettysburg Battlefield with a special guide, a visit to Arlington National Cemetery to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Kennedy graves, and Arlington House, and a seafood buffet at a restaurant on the Potomac River, followed by a tour of the memorials. There will also be a visit to the Flight 93 crash site, where a memorial is being constructed to honor the “hero flight” of 9/11. Participants can also visit the Quecreek Mine Rescue Memorial, which commemorates the miraculous rescue of nine trapped miners.
The deadline to register is Sept. 21. For more information, stop by the LaGrange County Public Library on Spring St. in LaGrange or call 260-463-2841.