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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

Lithograph portrait of William Costin. [1842?] Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

William Costin: A Tribute to Worth by His Friends.

Lecture By :
Steve Livengood
November 7, 2022
A fascinating early resident of Capitol Hill, William Costin, was honored at his sudden death in 1842 by a large funeral procession and the commissioning of a remarkable lithograph portrait labeled "A tribute to worth by his friends."
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Interviews to Explore

Father Michael's Story

As Capitol Hill’s St. Peter’s Church concludes its 200th anniversary year, learn more about Irish-born Father Michael J. O’Sullivan who served as pastor from 1970 to 2005.
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