The next regular monthly series of free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures on "The Washington Monument" will be on Tuesday, September 15th from 1:00 - 1:45 pm in the Department of the Interior Library.
Celebrating the 125th anniversary of its completion this year, the Washington Monument is the perhaps the most prominent structure in Washington, DC. Standing 555 feet tall and offering views in excess of 30 miles, it was built in honor of our nation’s first president, George Washington. However, despite the general agreement that a monument to Washington needed to be part of the nation’s capital, controversy and financial difficulty surrounded its construction.
Please join Park Ranger Janet Buerger for a look at the Washington Monument, from the early plans for this great memorial through the times of political turmoil and national strife that created intermittent obstacles to its completion.
All that are interested are invited. The DOI Library is located in the Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in Washington. Space is limited so please contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at email@example.com to let us know you will be coming. For more information about future DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series programs, we encourage you to visit our Park Ranger Speaker Series website at http://library.doi.gov/programs/speaker/index.html.