George Franchois, Director, U.S. Department of the Interior Library, extends an invitation to an upcoming free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lecture entitled "The Washington National Mall".
If you love history, these are fascinating programs to attend. The Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures are a great example of government libraries successfully partnering with other groups in the organization. You can read more about it in this article by Jennifer Klang, Head of Reference Services, Department of the Interior Library: Department of the Interior Offers Popular National Park Service Lecture Series (starting on page 81) and over 70 other articles and submissions provided by more than 75 contributors including librarians in government agencies, courts, and the military, professional association leaders, LexisNexis Consultants, and more. in the 2012 Best Practices in Government Libraries.
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Hi Everyone -
Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures, entitled "The Washington National Mall" on Tuesday, November 20th from 1:00 - 1:45 pm in the Department of the Interior Library.
The National Mall in Washington, DC has had three lives. During its early decades, the Mall was little more than a pasture. In the 1870s, the Army Corps of Engineers created a picturesque park where gravel paths wound through dense plantings and around ornate Victorian buildings. In the 1930s, the National Park Service swept away the Victorian landscaping and replaced it with the rows of elm trees and wide-open spaces that are familiar to us today.
Please join Peter Penczer, assistant archivist at the B. F. Saul Company, Bethesda, Maryland, for an illustrated tour of the Mall’s varied past. Penczer is the author of The Washington National Mall, the first general history of the park, published in 2007. He will share his collection of photographs, many of them unusual and unpublished, offering a surprising glimpse into the past lives of the National Mall.
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 e-mail 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.
We hope to see you on Novewmber 20th!