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2014_DC_DCHist_P06_1411211941st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies -- Panel 06: Early Washington, D.C.: War, Politics, and Brewing
Early Washington, D.C.: War, Politics, and Brewing
* The 1814 Removal Debate. Kenneth Bowling
* The British are Coming! How the Declaration of Independence and Federal Constitution were saved by an Ox Cart. Peter Aschenbrenner
* The Washington Brewery at Navy Yard. Garrett Peck
2017_DC_DocHist1F_170428215DC -- Celebration of the publication of the last volumes of the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress @ Society of the Cincinnati
The Society of the Cincinnati, The George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University Press, and the Editors
invite you to a reception celebrating the publication of Volumes 21 and 22 and the completion of the
Documentary History of the First Federal Congress
Partial list of planned speakers:
*...
2018_DC_GWU_Waddell_18120353DC -- GWU -- Museum and Textile Museum -- Event: Painting L’Enfant’s Washington (w/Peter Waddell)
Lecture: Painting L’Enfant’s Washington
Peter Waddell, "Eye of the Bird" artist and historian
See Washington, D.C., as it looked more than 200 years ago, through new bird’s eye view paintings depicting the city’s origins, on view in Eye of the Bird: Visions and Views of D.C.’s Past. Artist Peter...
2005_DC_NABerga_05050521Natl Archives -- Grace Guggenheim and Roger Cohen (introducing "Berga")
Berga: Grace Guggenheim, daughter of the late documentary filmmaker Charles Guggenheim, will explain how her father's final film, Berga: Soldiers of Another War, inspired journalist Roger Cohen to write the book Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazi's Final Gamble (A. A. Knopf, 2005)....
2016_DC_Why_Bill_16031084Natl Archives -- Panel -- Why the Bill of Rights Was Made (w/Joe Ellis, Jack Rakove, Kenneth Bowling, Mary Sarah Bilder, and John Milewski)
Why the Bill of Rights Was Made
In celebration of our new exhibition, “Amending America,” which reveals the stories behind why some proposed amendments successfully became part of the Constitution, we present a panel discussing the story behind the Bill of Rights, the Ratification of the Constitution,...
2016_DC_Ross_160331158Natl Archives -- Special -- Rodney Ross retirement event
2018_DC_Chuck_XParty_18120849Personal -- Chuck's Christmas Party
2020_DC_Bordewich_20022563Politics & Prose -- Fergus M. Bordewich ("Congress at War")
Fergus M. Bordewich - Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America
One of the leading independent historians of the Civil War, Bordewich, author of books including The First Congress and America’s Great Debate, takes exception to the...
2018_DC_USCHS_Freedom2_181128122USCHS -- Freedom Award (2018) to Architect of the Capitol -- Formal Presentation
Please join the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in recognizing the extraordinary agency that has carried the Capitol Building from conception to construction and beyond. In addition to recognizing the remarkable legacy of this historic institution, we will unveil the official portrait of retiring...
2018_DC_Aiseirithe_18022819USCHS -- Lunch Talk: A J Aiséirithe (“Frederick Douglass’s Indelible Mark on Washington”)
2018 Black History Month Lecture Discusses Frederick Douglass
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present a Black History Month lecture February 28. A J Aiséirithe, Ph.D. will present a lecture titled “Frederick Douglass’s Indelible Mark on Washington.”
A defier of convention in so many ways,...
2019_DC_Levey_19100263USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Bob Levey ("Larry Felder, Candidate")
Bob Levey
Author of Larry Felder, Candidate
The writer of the award-winning daily column, “Bob Levey’s Washington” offers penetrating insights into the contemporary worlds of journalism and politics. Larry Felder, Candidate traces the personal and professional challenges of a career newspaper...
2019_DC_Brady_19040342USCHS -- Lunch Talk: John Brady (“USS Olympia and the World War I Unknown Soldier”)
“USS Olympia and the World War I Unknown Soldier”
2021 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. John Brady will share information about the USS Olympia's role in transporting the Unknown Soldier home from Europe and his subsequent lying in state at the U.S. Capitol prior to...
2018_DC_Busch_18111446USCHS -- Lunch Talk: John Laurence Busch ("Steam Diplomacy: Sending a Subtle Message in Leutze's Westward Ho!")
John Laurence Busch, "Steam Diplomacy: Sending a Subtle Message in Leutze's Westward Ho!"
Busch will illustrate, through a combination of contextual and circumstantial evidence, why the artist Emanuel Leutze (of Washington Crossing the Delaware fame) painted a steamship in the Capitol's Westward the...
2019_DC_Bowling_19121145USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Ken Bowling ("Hunting for the Bill of Rights: The Historian Detective”) @ National Churchill Library
“Hunting for the Bill of Rights: The Historian Detective”
Ken Bowling, Independent Historian
Please join the U.S. Capitol Historical Society as Ken Bowling discusses historians’ attempts to locate the 14 original copies of the “so-called Bill of Rights.”
Grateful thanks to our friends at the National...
2019_DC_Pollock_19102388USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Lee Pollock ("Winston in Washington") @ National Churchill Library
Autumn Art and History Talks with USCHS by U.S. Capitol Historical Society
"Winston in Washington"​
Speaker: Lee Pollock, trustee and advisor to the board of the International Churchill Society.
This talk will explore Winston Churchill's many visits to Washington, D.C. over 60 years and his...
2018_DC_Einberger_18100338USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Scott Einberger ("With Distance in His Eyes: The Environmental Life and Legacy of Stewart Udall")
Scott Einberger, "With Distance in His Eyes: The Environmental Life and Legacy of Stewart Udall"
One of the most significant players of the modern environmental movement, Stewart Udall served as the U.S. secretary of the interior under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. During these...
2019_DC_diGiacomantonio_19092578USCHS -- Lunch Talk: William C. diGiacomantonio ("The Insurgent Delegate")
William C. diGiacomantonio, USCHS Chief Historian and author of The Insurgent Delegate: Selected Letters and Other Writings of George Thatcher
George Thatcher served in the U.S. House of Representatives throughout the Federalist Era—the most critical and formative period of American constitutional...
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2021_09_25D3_LOC_Geppi112DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Graphic Arts): Geppi Gems
Geppi Gems September 21, 2021-ongoing COMIC BOOKS have permeated almost every popular entertainment medium in the United States. When Stephen A. Geppi opened the Geppi Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2006, he sought to show how comic books—much like newspapers, television, motion pic... (Partially reviewed)
2021_08_14B1_Trumka250AFL-CIO Headquarters -- Event: Richard Trumka in Repose at AFL-CIO Headquarters
Richard Trumka to Lie in Repose at AFL-CIO Headquarters On Saturday, Aug. 14, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET, Richard Trumka’s family is giving the public the opportunity to pay their respects to the labor legend who passed away on Aug. 5. He is making one last trip to the House of Labor, a place an... (Partially reviewed)
2021_09_10B1_Come_From_Away190DC -- Lincoln Memorial -- Event: "Come From Away" performance
Join us at the Lincoln Memorial for a one-of-a kind free concert performance of the musical Come From Away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Lawn seating is available on either side of the Reflecting Pool on a first-come basis. Members of the Broadway and national touring companies of Come... (Partially reviewed)
2021_09_17B2_In_America2OC268DC -- Event: In America: Remember (art installation by Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg) -- Opening Ceremony
In America: Remember Opening Ceremony Prelude: The String Queens Host: Dana Bash, CNN anchor & chief political correspondent Welcome: Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, Artist & Creator In America: Remember Lift Every Voice: Jason Max Ferdinand Singers, arrangement by Roland Carter Remarks: Deb Haaland, S... (Partially reviewed)
2021_09_15C1_In_America2226DC -- Event: In America: Remember (art installation by Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg) (Visit 02) (Partially reviewed)
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