Hi Everyone -
Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free
Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures on
"The Lincoln Memorial" on Tuesday, August 18th from 1:00 - 1:45 pm in the
Department of the Interior Library.
Dedicated in 1922 to honor the nation’s 16th President, the Lincoln
Memorial blends the work of architect Henry Bacon, sculptor Daniel Chester
French, artist Jules Guerin, and a host of others. The materials used in
this memorial demonstrate a concerted effort to assemble stones from
several regions of the Union into a great classical tribute to the Great
Emancipator. The proportions of the architectural elements are meant to
impress, inspire, and ensure that the simple Lincoln is elevated elegantly
to a level commensurate with his historical role and achievements.
Please join Park Ranger Nathan Adams for a peek at the art, architecture,
myths, and history of the Lincoln Memorial. Help us celebrate the
bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth with a look at the beloved memorial
dedicated in his name.
All that are interested are invited. The DOI Library is located in the
Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in
Washington. Space is limited so please contact the Library by phone at
(202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask] to let us know you will be
coming. For more information about future DOI Library Park Ranger
Speaker Series programs, we encourage you to visit our Park Ranger Speaker
Series website at http://library.doi.gov/programs/speaker/index.html.
We hope to see you here on August 18th!
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