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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

Central dome of the Palm House of the Victorian Conservatory and Bartholdi Fountain, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

United States Botanic Garden: 200 Years of Contributions

Lecture By :
Dr. Susan Pell, Executive Director, United States Botanic Garden
March 11, 2024
Dr. Susan Pell will share the 200 year history of the U.S. Botanic Garden, the oldest continuously operating botanic garden in the United States and a much-loved Capitol Hill neighbor.
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In Memoriam

Remembering Hayden Wetzel

The Overbeck Project notes with sadness the passing of Hayden Wetzel, an extraordinary tour guide who has been described as a "touchstone for history" in the District of Columbia.
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