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 "Digging for Henry Bacon" on Tuesday, February 20th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building's Rachel Carson Room.

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, is one of the most famous buildings in the world.  However, few can name its architect (or can say, for that matter, where his name appears on the memorial.)  Henry Bacon, the architect, remains something of an enigma. Bacon was largely an unknown outside of the architectural world with few major accomplishments to his name when he was selected in 1912 to design the Lincoln Memorial. In 1924, just two years after the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial – and one year after being awarded the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal - Bacon died suddenly at age 57, cutting short an extraordinarily promising architectural career. In addition, Bacon lacks any kind of published scholarly biographical treatment. The architect of one of the most famous buildings in the world still remains very much a mystery.

Please join Park Ranger Eric Pominville for an excavation into some of the interesting and little known details from the largely forgotten life of Henry Bacon, the award winning architect of the Lincoln Memorial.

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:


If the link above does not work at your location, you may also register at https://www.doi.gov/library/park-ranger-speaker-series-registration-form.

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 library@ios.doi.gov.

You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov 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 February 20th!


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 1151, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
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Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773
Library URL: http://www.doi.gov/library
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