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,
entitled "Theodore Roosevelt Island," on Tuesday, May 18th from 1:00 - 1:45
pm in the Department of the Interior Library.
Prior to its dedication as a memorial to our 26th President, Theodore
Roosevelt Island had a rich and diverse history. Native Americans called
the island "Analostan" and used it as a favored fishing post. For many
years it was a summer resort for wealthy Virginians. The Mason family owned
the island for 125 years. In the early 1800's, John Mason built a brick
mansion and cultivated extensive gardens. The Masons left what was then
called "Mason's Island" by 1832, after a causeway built to the Virginia
shore stagnated their water. During the Civil War black and white Union
Army troops were stationed there. Today the island houses a grand memorial
to Theodore Roosevelt and provides a natural escape from the urban
environment that surrounds it.
Please join Park Ranger Brandon Bies for a peek at Theodore Roosevelt
Island. Examine the island’s history and see how its gentle nature trails
allow visitors to view the wildlife that dwells in its forest and swamp.
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 May 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