Free Local History Talks at D.C. Library Branches

Okay, we admit it. Here at Boundary Stones headquarters we are nerds and we get really excited when we hear about free history talks and lectures. It's like school for adults.

So, as you can imagine, we are very pumped about the D.C. Library's schedule of events for this summer. As part of its summer reading program, DCPL is sponsoring a number of different lectures at library branches all over the city. Topics include everything from D.C.'s African American WWI doughboys to the Underground Railroad to Carter G. Woodson and more!

Here's a rundown with links:

City History, City Heroes: Agents of Danger: The Underground Railroad in DC

Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at Petworth Library
Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. at Deanwood Library


City History, City Heroes: African American Heroines of the Civil War

Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at Cleveland Park Library


Neighborhood Heroes: The Homestead Grays and a Changing Washington

Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library
Tuesday, August 11 at 7 p.m. at Lamond-Riggs Library
Wednesday, August 26 at 7 p.m. at Cleveland Park Library


Southwest Washington, D.C. and the Civil War

Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Southwest Library


City History, City Heroes: Champions of Justice: The Battle to Smash Jim Crow in the Nation's Capital

Monday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at Parklands-Turner Library


City History, City Heroes: Heroes of the Battlefield: The Fighting First Regiment in War & Peace

Monday, August 3 at 7 p.m. at Palisades Library


City History, City Heroes: None But The Brave: The District's Black Doughboys in the Great War

Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m. at Southeast Library


City History, City Heroes: Carter G Woodson's Washington

Thursday, August 27 at 7 p.m. at Capitol View Library

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