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USCHS Brown bag: Matthew Restall on Statue of Freedom
October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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. All talks will be held on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm in Ketchum Hall (VFW Building at 200 Maryland Ave. NE; Washington, DC 20002). These brown bag lectures are free and open to the public, though pre-registration is requested. Visit www.uschs.org for more information or links to pre-register.
October 11: Capitol Fellow Matthew Restall (Penn State University) will use the Statue of Freedom to examine ways that European imperialism manifests in Capitol artwork, especially in depictions of Native Americans. Talk title: “Kissing Freedom, Stealing from Columbus”