Next Overbeck History Lecture: Why DC Has No Vote in Congress
As citizens of the capital of the world's oldest democracy, we have no voting representation in our own national legislature. On Monday, November 17, local historian and political activist Nelson Rimensnyder will explain how we got in this fix - and why we're still in it after two centuries of efforts to get out of it.
Rimensnyder is a longtime student of DC history and champion of DC home rule. During his career at the Library of Congress (1970-1975) and then as director of research for the House Committee on the District of Columbia (1975-1992), he compiled what he describes as "the only existing comprehensive archive on the history of the complex DC-Federal relationship." He has been intensively involved in local historic preservation efforts and has served on the boards of the Historical Society of Washington, DC and the Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia, in addition to running as a candidate for DC public office.
The lecture is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Naval Lodge Hall at 330 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. (Please note this event is scheduled for a MONDAY, not our usual Tuesday.) As always, admission is free but a reservation is required due to limited seating. To reserve, or to request inclusion on our email notification list, please contact us at OverbeckLecture@CapitolHillHistory.org.
Also remember we always welcome your ideas for lecture topics and speakers. Series coordinator John Franzén can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Overbeck History Lectures are a project of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. Please remember CHCF in your charitable giving.
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