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All Roads Lead to Power

National Archives
Tue. Jun 4
Kaitlin Sidorsky questions the manner in which political ambition, particularly among women, is typically studied and understood.

Stony the Road

National Archives
Tue. May 28
In Stony the Road, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., offers a new rendering of the struggle by African Americans for equality after the Civil War.

History Happy Hour with Derek Brown

National Archives
Sat. Jun 15
Join Derek Brown and Bob Yule as they discuss their new book, Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World.

Moms in Chief

National Archives
Thu. Jun 13
Tammy R. Vigil explores the function of spouses in recent political campaigns.

Crazy Rich Asians Author Kevin Kwan

Library of Congress
Wed. May 22
Singaporean American novelist Kevin Kwan will present an exclusive conversation on his work.

Premodern Climate and the Environmental Humanities

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thu. May 23
What changes for us, they will ask, when we realize that we have lost the option to move to a new place when climate makes a home uninhabitable, as we did in the past?

Into the Archive: Secrets of Egypt

National Geographic
Tue. Jun 4
National Geographic archivists Sara Manco and Renee Braden will share exclusive footage and photos from historic National Geographic expeditions in Egypt

The Apollo

National Archives
Tue. Jun 25
The HBO documentary The Apollo chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater.

America’s Jewish Women

National Archives
Thu. May 23
Pamela Nadell weaves together stories of a diverse group of extraordinary people.

Our Lost Declaration

National Archives
Thu. Jun 20
Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories of the offenses committed by the British crown against its own subjects.

Whitman 200 Festival: May 23 - June 3, 2019

Celebrating the 200th anniversary Walt Whitman's birth who was a resident of Washington, DC for ten years during and after the Civil War. See all events here.

Spotlights

Screening: Ghost Light

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jun 17

Inside Signature with the Cast of Spunk

Signature Theatre
Thu. Jun 6

Conversation with Helen Zughaib

Library of Congress
Thu. May 23

Hurricane Hunting NASA Style

Library of Congress
Thu. Jun 13

Curator's Talk: Barry Farm/Hillsdale

Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Mon. Jul 1

John Eaton in Concert

The Alden
Sat. Jun 8

Into the Archive: Secrets of Egypt

National Geographic
Tue. Jun 4

The Write Stuff 2019

National Archives
Sat. Jun 1

The Cartographic History of Afghanistan

Library of Congress
Tue. Jun 4

Free Folger Friday: Paster Reading Room in Play

Folger Shakespeare Library
Fri. Jun 7
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