Relocating to Bethesda MD - Something to Do - See Clara Barton's House
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
When my 37 year old son was about two, I accompanied a high school classmate to the Washington Antique Show in search of furniture and furnishings for the historic Clara Barton House in Glen Echo, Maryland. It was 1980 and the National Park Service was refurbishing Clara Barton's home in Glen Echo, which had also served as the headquarters of the American Red Cross at the turn of the 20th century. Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, lived at this house in Glen Echo, just outside Washington, DC from 1897 until her death in 1912. My friend was a National Park Service curator working on the opening of the new museum, and she had a list of items which she was trying to buy at the antique show, based on photographs and the inventory of items in the house while Clara Barto...