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Is America ready for a Third Party?

National Archives
Thu. Jan 31
A bipartisan panel of former members of Congress, along with other issue experts, will discuss the history of our two-party system, and past attempts at a viable third party.

The Life of a Poet: A Conversation with Ron Charles + Ada Limón

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Jan 29
Join Ron Charles, the fiction editor of The Washington Post, for an in-depth discussion with critically acclaimed poet Ada Limón.

Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers

National Archives
Tue. Feb 5
In Bluff City, author Preston Lauterbach examines the career of Ernest Withers, an African-American photographer who traveled extensively with Martin Luther King, Jr. during his public life.

Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French

National Archives
Thu. Feb 28
Harold Holzer and Edna Greene Medford explore the life of Daniel Cheste French, whose evolution ran parallel to, and deeply influenced, the development of American sculpture,

Stage Director Talk: Roger Richmond - Nell Gwynn

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thu. Jan 31
Roger Richmond, director of Nell Gwynn, shares creative insights into the production. A reception with light fare is included.

Talk of the Hill with Bill Press: Nina Totenberg, NPR’s Legal Affairs Correspondent

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Jan 22
Award-winning journalist, political insider and Capitol Hill resident Bill Press sits down for a one-on-one, thought-provoking conversation with NPR’s Nina Totenberg about her award winning career covering the Supreme Court.

Pre-Show Talk: Nell Gwynn

Folger Theatre
Wed. Feb 13
Folger Shakespeare Library Director Michael Witmore shares his perspective on Nell Gwynn in an insightful pre-performance discussion.

Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

National Archives
Wed. Feb 27
Professor Joseph P. Reidy discusses how emancipation was not only a product of Lincoln’s proclamation or Confederate defeat. It was a process.

Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk

National Archives
Fri. Feb 15
Professor Amy S. Greenberg brings the story of Sarah Polk into vivid focus as a remarkably influential First Lady, brilliant master of the art of high politics

Folger Friday: The Language of the Fan

Folger Shakespeare Library
Fri. Feb 22
In this pre-show workshop, delve into the nuanced language of the fan gesture to slyly tell your paramour the secrets of your heart.

Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

National Archives
Tue. Jan 22
Dr. Jeremy Brown, Director of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health, in his book, Influenza, explores the complex history of the flu virus.

Pre-performance Discussion: The Food of Love

Folger Theatre
Fri. Feb 8
Robert Aubry Davis leads a lively pre-concert discussion with Robert Eisenstein and other performers.


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