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2015_DC_Lincoln_VisitsV_151203132DC -- Abraham Lincoln press conference @ VFW on Illinois Statehood Day
MISTER LINCOLN GOES TO WASHINGTON
Illinois Statehood Day, Thursday, December 3, 2015, will be commemorated with a presentation of “Abraham Lincoln – A Press Conference” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
The event will take place at noon in Ketchum Hall of the VFW Building at 200 Maryland Avenue, NE,...
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:
*...
2020_03_10C_Bordewich62Library of Congress Kluge Center -- Author Salon: Fergus Bordewich ("Congress at War")
Author Fergus Bordewich will be interviewed on his book "Congress at War."
Author and renowned scholar of congressional history Fergus Bordewich will be interviewed by Becky Brasington Clark, director of the Library of Congress Publishing Office, about Bordewich's book Congress at War, the story of... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_Chuck_XParty_18120849Personal -- Chuck's Christmas Party
2017_DC_Foner_17051174USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Keynote: Eric Foner
May 11 Evening Keynote Address: Eric Foner (Columbia University)
Columbia University’s Eric Foner will deliver the keynote address, “The Significance of Reconstruction in American History."
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars...
2017_DC_USCHS_P1_17051257USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 1: Award Presentation (Fafa Nutor) and Paul Finkelman (Thaddeus Stevens)
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2017_DC_USCHS_P2A_17051280USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2017 "Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation" -- Presentation 2: Brook Thomas (Horatio Bateman’s "Reconstruction")
USCHS Annual Spring Symposium:
Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual symposium May 11 and 12 on Capitol Hill. Scholars from around the country will start to explore the post-Civil War period in “Congress Begins to Reconstruct the Nation.”...
2018_DC_USCHS_P1_18050466USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 1: Orville Vernon Burton
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_CCapHill_BL_180618140USCHS -- Book Launch: "Creating Capitol Hill"
Please join us for an evening of living history!
The Official Launch of Creating Capitol Hill
Book-themed walking tour begins following program (appx. 6:30 PM)
Join us at USCHS Headquarters on the evening of June 18 to meet the authors, enjoy refreshments, and hear about the selection of the site for...
2017_DC_USCHS_Freedom_17091298USCHS -- Freedom Award (2017) to Lin-Manuel Miranda -- Mingling Before and After
Program:
* Welcome: The Honorable Ronald A. Sarasin, President, US Capitol Historical Society
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
* Congratulatory Remarks: The Honorable Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska
* 2017 Freedom Award Presentation:...
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_Wineapple_19052979USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Brenda Wineapple ("The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Nation")
Book Talk with Author Brenda Wineapple
U.S. Capitol Historical Society
Brenda Wineapple is an acclaimed historian and award winning author. On May 29, Wineapple will talk about her newest book, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Nation.
When Abraham Lincoln was...
2017_DC_Adams_17061448USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Carl Adams ("Nance: The First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln")
Brown Bag Book Talk and Lecture with Carl Adams (Nance: The First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln)
Carl Michael Adams was born and raised in Alton, Illinois, and has been a lifelong Lincoln scholar. Carl earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville...
2019_DC_Calhoun_19091826USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Charles W. Calhoun ("The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant​")
Charles W. Calhoun
Author of The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
Calhoun will discuss the changing historical reputation of Grant as President, his leadership style in the White House--including his relations with Congress--and the major public issues he confronted during his administration.
2018_DC_Heidler_18102440USCHS -- Lunch Talk: David and Jeanne Heidler ("The Rise of Andrew Jackson")
October 24: David and Jeanne Heidler, "The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics"
Andrew Jackson’s improbable ascent to the White House occurred because of the activities of handlers and propagandists. One of their most effective tactics was to attack President...
2019_DC_Hanson_19061959USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Debra Hanson (“Daniel Boone, Andrew Jackson, and the ‘Culture Wars’ of the 1820s”)
Debra Hanson: “Daniel Boone, Andrew Jackson, and the ‘Culture Wars’ of the 1820s”
In the course of his lifetime, and in the wake of his death in 1820, Daniel Boone joined a select group of Americans elevated to the status of a national hero in the early republic. At the same time, the nature, meanings,...
2017_DC_Holzer_17021588USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Harold Holzer (Depictions of Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation in the Capitol)
Harold Holzer To Speak At Free U.S. Capitol Historical Society Event:
Talk Will Focus on Depictions of Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation in the Capitol
Award-winning writer and lecturer Harold Holzer will give the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2017 Black History Month Lecture on Wednesday, February...
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...
2016_DC_Ozer_16082427USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Mark Ozer ("Washington DC: The National Shrine 1890-1940")
Mark Ozer, independent historian, will give a book talk on Washington, DC: The National Shrine 1890-1940.
2017_DC_Ozer_17110814USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Mark Ozer ("Washington DC: The World Capital in The American Century 1941-1990")
USCHS Fall Lecture Series
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present five lunchtime lectures this fall, including book talks and discussions about DC and Capitol art, history, and memorials.
Mark Ozer
Book Talk on Washington DC: The World Capital in The American Century 1941-1990
2018_DC_Costello_18022136USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Matthew Costello (American Sepulcher: George Washington's Tomb in the US Capitol)
American Sepulcher: George Washington’s Tomb will explore the history of the empty tomb beneath the Capitol Rotunda reveals how American hero worship evolved and transformed during the first half of the nineteenth century. Federalists attempted to fuse European hero worship traditions with American...
2019_DC_Green_19041056USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Matthew Green ("Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the House of Representatives")
Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the House of Representatives
Party leaders in Congress wield considerable influence, but how are they actually chosen? Matthew Green, professor of politics at The Catholic University of America, and Douglas Harris, professor of political science at Loyola...
2020_DC_Fink_20011537USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Matthew P. Fink ("The Unlikely Reformer: Carter Glass and Financial Regulation")
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is pleased to announce an upcoming book talk with Matthew P. Fink on his new book The Unlikely Reformer: Carter Glass and Financial Regulation.
In his presentation, Matthew Fink will discuss the accomplishments and contributions of Sen. Carter Glass. Glass authored...
2017_DC_Scott_17121377USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Pamela Scott ("An Historical Atlas of Washington, DC")
Pamela Scott, Independent scholar
"An Historical Atlas of Washington, DC, 1780s to 2015"
2016_DC_Waddell_16081778USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Peter Waddell ("An Artist's Insight on Historical Paintings")
US Capitol Historical Society presents...
Peter Waddell, artist-in-residence, Tudor Place, will offer “An Artist’s Insight on Historical Paintings.”
2016_DC_OHarrow_16111658USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Robert O'Harrow Jr. ("The Quartermaster")
Please join us for a book talk from Robert O'Harrow Jr., author of "The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln's General, Master Builder of the Union Army."
O'Harrow brings us a new side of Civil War history in this commanding, dramatic, and intensely personal account of Montgomery Cunningham...
2020_DC_Highland_20020566USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Sara Bon-Harper and Jennifer Stacy ("New History at James Monroe’s Highland")
“New History at James Monroe’s Highland”
Sara Bon-Harper (executive director of James Monroe’s Highland) and Jennifer Stacy (member of Highland’s descendant community)
Bon-Harper and Stacy will present recent discoveries at the site, including the discovery of a lost-and-forgotten President’s house,...
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...
2017_DC_Winick_17081625USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Stephen Winick (American Folklife Center)
Stephen Winick, American Folklife Center “Dipping from the Well: Treasures from the American Folklife Center Archive”
2016_DC_diGiacomantonio_16083129USCHS -- Lunch Talk: William C. diGiacomantonio ("Representations of George Washington in visual art")
William C. diGiacomantonio, USCHS chief historian, will lecture on representations of George Washington in visual art.
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...
2019_DC_Thank_You_190130147USCHS -- Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event @ Altria
Celebrating Volunteers and Friends!
Volunteer Appreciation Event
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society board and staff invite you to a reception and special event.
We are honored to have the 11th Architect of the Capitol, the Hon. Stephen T. Ayers presenting:
"The Capitol Dome: A 30,000 Piece Jigsaw...
2020_DC_Thank_You_200123100USCHS -- Volunteer and Partner Appreciation Event @ Altria
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society Board and staff invite you to a reception and educational program.
We are honored to provide a sneak peek at the upcoming book on the National Statuary Hall Collection by
* Michele Cohen, Curator for the Architect of the Capitol,
* Jennifer Blancato, Office of...
2019_DC_Truth_191023176USCHS -- "Truth is the Only Client" screening and panel discussion
Truth is the Only Client
The workings of the Warren Commission, officially known as The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Presentation of the new documentary Truth is the Only Client, starring more than ten people who were personally involved with the work of the...
2018_DC_ThorntonO_181130119USCHS & University of Aberdeen -- Imagining the Capitol: The Enlightened Life of William Thornton @ Octagon
Imagining the Capitol: The Enlightened Life of William Thornton
U.S. Capitol Historical Society
On Friday, November 30, 2018, the United States Capitol Historical Society (USCHS), in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, Scotland will present a special half-day symposium to celebrate the 225th...
2018_DC_SeparationP3_18092539USCHS & US CVC -- "Congress and the Separation of Powers" -- Panel 3: Uncertain Future
Congress and the Separation of Powers: Audacious Vision, Uneven History, and Uncertain Future
Panel 3 - Uncertain Future: Party Polarization and Legislative-Executive Balance
* James A. Thurber (Moderator)
* Norman Ornstein
* Manu Raju
* Sarah Binder

Join us for this discussion that will...
2019_DC_Impeachments_19022514USCHS & US CVC -- "Congress and the Separation of Powers" -- Lessons From Judicial Impeachments in the 1980s
Please Join Us For The Final Event In The S
Lessons From Judicial Impeachments in the 1980s
Daniel M. Freeman, J.D. -- Academic Director, Public Law; Assistant Professor, Department of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University
‌Impeachment is a constitutional process to address...
2019_DC_Suffragists_190625114White House Historical Association -- Rebecca Roberts (Suffragists at the White House) w/Ann Compton
Suffragists at the White House
The White House Historical Association invites you to attend the second of the 2019 Lecture Series, White House History with Ann Compton.
Suffragists at the White House will be hosted in conjunction with the Supreme Court Historical Society and the U.S. Capitol...
2017_DC_Doyle_17052446White House Historical Association -- William Doyle ("PT-109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy")
Please join us for a lecture by William Doyle, best-selling author of "PT-109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy." The story of PT-109 is intricately intertwined with the presidency of John F. Kennedy. While discussing the story of the sinking of PT-109 and the rescue...
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2020_06_26F5_Lincoln_Protest215DC -- Capitol Hill -- Lincoln Park -- BLM Protest
This was an interesting example of two competing events in the same place. The event I came to attend was this one: Join the Rally and Teach-In for Lincoln Park In a demonstration of solidarity and recognition of the history of Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. members of the local, regional and nat... (Partially reviewed)
2020_06_03D1_Paint_Storefronts4DC -- Public Art: Paint the Storefronts (Partially reviewed)
2020_06_07A2_Paint_Storefronts29DC -- Public Art: Paint the Storefronts
There are multiple groups painting storefronts now. The Paint the Storefront group was painting on glass only. Now there are ones painting on the plywood. Several of those are included here. I talked with Mel Bieler who said her group was doing Denver Smith Foundation painting on plywood for BLM. T... (Partially reviewed)
2020_06_04C1_Paint_Storefronts3DC -- Public Art: Paint the Storefronts (Partially reviewed)
2020_06_10B2_Paint_Storefronts15DC -- Public Art: Paint the Storefronts (Partially reviewed)
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