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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.

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Paul Philippe Cret's original design for the Folger Shakespeare Library

Overbeck Lectures to Return on September 16, 2019

Lecture By :
Michael Witmore.
September 16, 2019
On Monday September 16, Folger Library Director Michael Witmore will present a lecture on the history and pre-history of the 300 block of East Capitol Street, SE, where the Library is located.
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