September 1, 2015

Overbeck History Lectures Move to Hill Center

The highly successful Overbeck Lecture Series relocated to Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE in September 2015.

The highly successful lecture series, which explores Washington, DC's local history, relocated to Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. in September 2015. Series coordinator John Franzén said the move was driven by the outstanding logistical support, including publicity, reservations and audio-visual capability, that Hill Center can provide, along with the Center's proximity to the Eastern Market Metro stop.

The new arrangement kicked off with an illustrated lecture on Duke Ellington's Washington by one of the nation’s leading authorities on Ellington and his music, John Edward Hasse. Hasse is curator of American music at the Smithsonian's American History Museum and author of Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington.

The Overbeck Lectures, which were originally held at the Naval Lodge Hall at 4th and Pennsylvania S.E., have been a popular feature of the Overbeck Project since 2001. To get on our email notification list for future lectures, please send your contact information to

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