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Hi Everyone -

Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free
Department of the Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures, entitled
"Hush'd Be the Camps Today: Walt Whitman and the End of the Civil War" on
Tuesday, June 21st from 1:00 - 1:45 pm in Stewart Lee Udall Department of
the Interior Building's Rachel Carson Room.

The Civil War had a profound effect on the great American poet Walt
Whitman, who found himself in the nation’s capital at the height of the
conflict. He came to Washington in an attempt to locate his brother who was
serving in the Union Army. While in Washington, Whitman made dozens of
small notebooks from paper and ribbon to carry with him as he visited
wounded Civil War soldiers in area hospitals between 1863 and 1865. In them
he commented on the food provided at the Armory Hospital and wrote about
the horrors of war. As a volunteer delegate under the Christian Commission,
he consoled the sick and dying and often wrote letters to their families.
Whitman secured a job as a low-grade clerk at the Bureau of Indian Affairs
in January 1865 and was an employee of the Department of the Interior when
he learned of the assassination of President Lincoln in April 1865.

Please join Park Ranger Eric Pominville as he revisits this dramatic period
of time in American history as it took place in Washington, DC, recalling
Walt Whitman’s thoughts on the end of the American Civil War and the tragic
assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

All that are interested are invited.  The Rachel Carson Room is located in
the basement level of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior
Building, towards the back of and adjacent to the Interior Department
cafeteria.  The Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building is
located at 1849 C Street, NW in Washington.  Space for the program is
limited so please go to the following link to register:

https://docs.google.com/a/nbc.gov/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGgtcWo5SGpfN3VNNVFobVNSTThyaXc6MQ#gid=0

Please also note that we will be offering WebEx webinar access for this
program.  If you are interested in remote live access to this program,
please note it on the online registration form or send an e-mail to
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You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at
[log in to unmask] for more information about this program and/or
directions.   For more information about DOI Library resources and
services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at
http://www.doi.gov/library.

We hope you can join us in person or virtually on June 21st.


George Franchois
Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services
(OFAS)
1849 C Street, NW, Room 2262, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773
Library URL: http://www.doi.gov/library
OFAS URL: http://www.doi.gov/ofas