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USCHS Brown-bag: Pamela Scott on “An Historical Atlas of Washington, DC”
December 13, 2017 @ 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.
December 13: Scholar Pamela Scott will focus on how maps—such as plans for DC, including those by Peter L’Enfant and Andrew Jackson Downing—can both create and record design changes. Talk title: “An Historical Atlas of Washington, DC, 1780s to 2015”