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 "The Union in Crisis, Part I," on Tuesday, January 18th from 1:00
- 1:45 pm in the Department of the Interior Library.
In part one of a two part series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the
start of the Civil War, Park Ranger Eric Pominville will cover the
sensational events of the final four months of President James Buchanan’s
lame-duck administration. Was the Civil War inevitable? Did President
Buchanan throw up his hands in frustration or did he try to resolve the
situation? Is Buchanan’s reputation as one of our worst presidents fully
deserved? Among the topics to be covered will be Abraham Lincoln’s election
in November 1860, the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession, Buchanan’s
reaction to the developing national crisis, the Washington Peace Conference
of 1861, the firing on the relief ship The Star of the West, the Baltimore
Plot to assassinate President-Elect Lincoln, and Mr. Lincoln’s inauguration
on March 4, 1861.
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 on January 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