Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free
Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures,
"The Cherry Tree Rebellion" next Tuesday, March 18th from 1:00 - 1:45 pm
in the Department of the Interior Library.
Plans for the construction of the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin
were well underway in the 1930s when controversy arose over the
displacement of a number of Japanese Cherry Trees in order to build the
memorial. The debate over the fate of these trees was so severe that
the construction of the memorial was put in jeopardy. In fact, a group
of women from the Daughters of the American Revolution were so upset
that they chained themselves to the trees in protest.
We invite you to join Park Ranger Eric Pominville for a look at the
storm that arose over the construction of the Jefferson Memorial and the
ensuing protest known as the "Cherry Tree Rebellion."
All are welcome to attend, government and general public. The
Department of the Interior Library is located in the Main Interior
Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in Washington.
Please call the DOI Library at (202) 208-3796 or contact us via e-mail
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Coordinator of Library Services
U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
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Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773