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Overbeck Lecture: Anacostia Park, and a River Runs By It – SOLD OUT
Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This event is at capacity. To be added to the waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anacostia Park, a 1,200-acre park at the eastern end of 11thStreet S.E., is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. With the steady improvement of the Anacostia River and recently opened Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, the park is undergoing a renaissance. To the casual visitor, the park’s value as a recreational area is obvious. However, underneath those ball fields and trails is a history stretching back thousands of years. Join Vince Vaise, Chief of Visitor Services at Anacostia Park, for an exciting talk that details the stories of Native Americans, civil rights battles and historic landmarks.
Admission is free, but a reservation is required due to limited seating. We suggest that all guests arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the event. Seating will begin at 7:00 for those who hold reservations. Available seats will be released to guests on the wait list beginning at 7:15. If you hold a reservation and find that you cannot attend, please let us know at: OverbeckLecture@CapitolHillHistory.org.
Sponsored by Capitol Hill Community Foundation