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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
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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The Overbeck Project Notes with Sadness the Passing of James Goode.

Goode was the author of a number of valued and important books on the history and development of the city of Washington, including our Capital Hill neighborhood.
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