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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

View of the perimeter of Stanton Park in 1927. NPS (NCR Division of Lands, Resources and Planning, Reservation File 15)

Parks for the People - How Capitol Hill Parks Led to a National Park Service

Lecture By :
Vincent Vaise
POSTPONED. Every park tells a story. Among the landmarks of Capitol Hill perhaps none are as appreciated as Capitol Hill’s parks - some of the first public lands in the nation.
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Boswell transcript online

Members of the Boswell family lived at 11 D Street SE for 160 years, almost as long as Capitol Hill has been a residential community. We are proud to announce that a transcript of interviews with Bill Boswell, the last family member to live there, is now included on this website.
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