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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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In Memoriam: John Franzén

The Overbeck Project notes with sadness the passing of Steering Committee chairman and visionary leader John Franzén on November 1, 2020. Franzén’s recorded interviews with historian Ruth Ann Overbeck prior to her death in 2000 provided the inspiration for this oral history project.
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