Might be on interest to some of our list members:
Continuing the theme from Peter Waddell’s spring lecture on “Painting L’Enfant’s DC”, architectural historian and cartographer Don Alexander Hawkins will discuss how he creates historic maps for publications around the capital and country. Hawkins is an almost life-long resident of Washington and his seminal work, “Topography of the Federal City, 1791” (1990) has been academically referenced multiple times. After contributing maps to the new book, Creating Capitol Hill, Hawkins is finishing his own book, Washington’s L’Enfant Plan: Described and Deconstructed. Find your inner “maphead” and come listen to the intricacies of how the capital was designed, and hear DC myths dispelled!
Hawkins’ mapping of Washington has influenced historians, lecturers, and scholars across the federal city and beyond. He lectures frequently on maps (watch his U.S. Capitol Rotunda talk), and writes for publications such as Washington History and The Washington Post.
Admission is free/pay what you can, with donations welcome, and includes a pre-lecture wine and cheese reception.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6 pm – 8 pm
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