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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,...
2016_DC_Bordewich_16060831USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Fergus M. Bordewich ("The First Congress")
US Capitol Historical Society presents...
The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
Join historian Fergus M. Bordewich for a discussion of his work on the First Federal Congress (1789-1791). Copies of the book will be available...
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_McDonald_19110655USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Jacquelyn Delin McDonald ("Elisabet Ney's Sam Houston, 'The Greatest of Wild Men' ")
November 6: "Elisabet Ney's Sam Houston, 'The Greatest of Wild Men'"
Speaker: Jacquelyn Delin McDonald, USCHS Capitol Fellow and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas.
This talk will address the commissions for Ney's statue of Sam Houston--including the version in the Capitol--and her...
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_Overby_18111945USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Marvin Overby ("Calling It Quits! Voluntary Departures from the U.S. Senate, 1919-2018")
Calling It Quits! Voluntary Departures from the U.S. Senate, 1919-2018
Marvin Overby, fellow at the Library of Congress' Kluge Center, explores the rise of the voluntary departures as the primary source of Senate turnover. This talk, which compliments the exhibit, Congress and the Separtaion of Powers,...
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...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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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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