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 "Stories You Should Know: Interesting Tales from Our Nation's Past" on Tuesday, November 19th from 1:00 - 1:45 pm ET in the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building's John Muir Room.

Few things are certain, but everyone loves a good story. A good story is like gold to a Park Ranger. They give your audience something to remember beyond statistics and dates. If you are lucky, your audience takes home a feeling of kinship or stewardship to the place they visited. Submitted for your approval are a handful of stories from our nation's rich past which may inspire you, make you laugh, or perhaps even cry. Some stories may seem trivial, some may creak under the weight of great pressures felt by those in the middle of the action. In short, a good story is the glue which binds an audience together and relate to the house they are visiting, the battlefield they stroll, the mountains and glaciers they survey, and the memorials they mark as must-sees.

Please join Park Ranger Brad Berger as he shares some interesting, anecdotal stories from the history of our nation and our nation’s capital. Included will be narratives featuring George Washington’s farewell address to his officers, the life masks of Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens’ visit to Washington in 1842, and coincidental connections tied to the assassination of James A. Garfield.

To register for this program, please go to the following link:

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.

If the registration link above does not work at your location, you may also register using the Library's online Contact Form at  Please list the title of the program on the subject line and let us know if you wish to receive webinar access information.

The John Muir Room is located in the basement level of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, adjacent to the cafeteria.  The Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building is located at 1849 C Street, NW in Washington, DC.

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

We hope you can join us in person or virtually on November 19th!


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
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