16 Sep 2015


Duke’s DC Roots Bop at the Hill Center, 9/21

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” is a sentiment that rarely accompanies a history lecture, but when the Overbeck History Project hosts a talk about Duke Ellington’s life in Washington, things will be swingin’. Ellington, a DC native who is considered the world’s greatest jazz composer, is the topic of […]

14 Feb 2013

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, Capitol Hill Village and the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project are sponsoring a cross-gnerational commemoration next Saturday, February 23rd. We discussed part of this celebration a few weeks ago, and noted that participants are encouraged to write and share their […]

17 Jan 2013

Were You There?

Few of us are conscious of living in history. History, rather, is something that happens in the past and is the realm of those that went before us. We read about it, watch it on TV, visit the sites, but it is, to abuse the old saying, a foreign country. Even when we witness something […]

04 Nov 2011

Overbeck Lecture on November 8th: Gordon S. Brown

Here at THIH we feel that a key component of our public service is to make sure you get to attend as many nerdy events as your heart desires. And one of the most amazing, awe-inspiring, and downright nerdiest of this neighborhood’s charms is the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill history project, a carefully quilted […]

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