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A Community Exploring Its Past

The Overbeck Project preserves and publicizes the history of the Capitol Hill community by recording the recollections of its longtime residents, presenting history lectures and promoting historical research.

Lecture Series

In June 1833, as an infant, Mary Ann Shiner and her siblings and mother were stolen from near the Navy Yard and taken to the slave market in Alexandria for sale. Mary Ann's father, Michael Shiner, recorded this event and the eventual release of his family in his diary, now in the Library of Congress. Image: Library of Congress

Mary Ann Shiner Almarolia (1833-1904)

Lecture By :
Mark Herlong
March 11, 2019
The next Overbeck Lecture will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019, when Mark Herlong will present a lecture on Mary Ann Shiner Almarolia (1833-1904). Free reservations for the lecture will become available in January 2019.
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