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U.S. Capitol Historical Society Summer Lecture Series
July 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
U.S. CAPITOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES SUMMER LECTURE SERIES:
The U.S. Capitol Historical is pleased to announce an extended series of summer brown bag events. On Wednesdays from July 27 to August 31, USCHS will welcome a range of speakers covering topics from historical art to concepts of empire. Attendees will learn about George Washington, the way artists have portrayed him and other historical subjects, and DC history.
All events will be held at noon in Ketchum Hall in the VFW Building at 200 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002. The nearest metro stations are Union Station and Capitol South. The events are all free and open to the public, though pre-registration is requested. Visit uschs.org for the link to pre-register or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact info, and the lectures you would like to attend.
July 27: Dr. Debra Hanson, Capitol fellow, will speak about William H. Powell’s “De Soto and the Discovery of the Mississippi,” which hangs in the Capitol Rotunda.