From the swelling crowds of January to an electric Fourth of July to the first snow of the season in December, it has been an eventful year on the National Mall. As 2017 draws to a close, I am proud of how much this national park means to all Americans and how much we accomplished together this year through your generous support.
The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall have begun a restoration of the George Mason Memorial, located in East Potomac Park near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The yearlong project will include reconstruction of the central fountain, adding perennial plantings throughout the site and a thorough touch-up to the George Mason statue, trellis, and inscriptions.
Michael E. Ruane of the Washington Post chronicles the historic move of the Lockkeeper's House.