Annual Armen Tashdinian Education Event: Historic Congressional Cemetery
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Join us for this year’s celebration of Armen Tashdinian’s legacy. This education event and reception will be held at Historic Congressional Cemetery.

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
3:00 PM
Where: Congressional Cemetery
1801 E Street SE
Washington, District of Columbia  20003
United States
Contact: Jamie Johnson

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Capitol Hill residents and Guild Certified Guide Tim Krepp and CMG Candidate Anthony Spadafora will lead small group tours of this National Historic Landmark.  Guides will gain knowledge about the first national cemetery whose current mission to “preserve and protect our historic yet active burial ground while interpreting our heritage represented by those who are interred here” closely matches that of the work of the Guild.

Those wishing to pay respects to fellow Guild members Armen Tashdinian, Ilony Gyorffy and John Pontius, interred at Congressional Cemetery will have an opportunity to do so as we gather in the chapel for a small reception.   

Registration for the event is free for members of the Guild.  It is made possible by Armen Tashdinian’s bequest.

For questions about this event, contact Jamie Johnson at

The event will run from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on November 15th, 2018. 1801 E street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Congressional Cemetery is located between Stadium Armory and Potomac Ave. metro stations on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines.  It is about .4 miles walking distance from both.   We will meet at the chapel by entering the gatehouse at Potomac Ave. and 18th Streets. S.E.

Those looking for more information about the cemetery will find a plethora of resources on the website, to include brochures for various themed self guided tours.

Armen Tasdian Section 1, Range 21, site 163 N

Ilona Gyorffy Section 4, Range 74, site 178

John Pontius Section 3, Range 62, site 96