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Next Overbeck History Lecture

On Tuesday, April 8, Stephen H. Grant will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture on the lives of Henry and Emily Folger, who amassed the world's greatest collection of Shakespeare treasurers, including 82 First Folios, and built a library on Capitol Hill to house them.

Based on his new book Collecting Shakespeare, Grant will recount how the Folgers financed their collecting hobby with the fortune Henry earned as president of Standard Oil of New York and how they secretly acquired prime real estate near the Library of Congress for a facility that would include a reading room, public exhibition hall and Elizabethan theater.

The event is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Naval Lodge Hall at 330 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. and will conclude with a book signing. As usual, 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 franzen80@franzenco.com.

The Overbeck History Lectures are a project of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. Please remember CHCF in your charitable giving.

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