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Overbeck Lecture: The Green Legacy of 19th Century Washingtonians

Monday, May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Overbeck Green

While Washington, DC is a city easily recognized by its skyline, the National Mall and federal buildings, visitors to the city are often surprised to see historic park-like neighborhoods spread across the city. The green spaces along our streets and buildings that line them create a distinct character quite different from those that developed in other cities about the same time – and even are different from the neighborhoods envisioned by the city’s earliest residents.

At the May 13 Capitol Hill History Lecture, Chris Shaheen, Public Space Program Manager at the DC Office of Planning, will relate the intentional efforts to define the city through its public space, how this transformation happened,  and how that legacy is being protected today. Shaheen, a native Washingtonian, studied landscape architecture and urban planning at Ball State University and has a graduate degree in American Studies from George Washington University.

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:

Sponsored by Capitol Hill Community Foundation


Monday, May 13
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project


Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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