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Lecture: Presidents in Rock Creek Park
May 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Many US Presidents developed a close relationship with Rock Creek Valley and the acres of wilderness that are now part of Rock Creek Park. See more than 100 historic images and hear stories about President Taft taking tea at Peirce Mill to Woodrow Wilson wooing his second wife on park trails. Learn about Teddy Roosevelt skinny-dipping in the creek and John Quincy Adams’ very bad investment. This presentation is part of Migratory Bird Day in Rock Creek Park.
The presentation will be led by local historian and broadcaster David Swerdloff, author of the recent book, Rock Creek Park A to Z. The presentation will be held in the lecture hall in the Nature Center, located in Rock Creek Park at 5200 Glover Road, NW. Free!