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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (Virtual)

Meet Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, an insightful account of how government policy in the United States intentionally pr…

Date:
Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
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Author Event Digital Programs

Preservation Day - Collecting and Preserving Your Family History

Preservationists from the Washington, DC, area will present best practices for collecting and preserving stories and objects from your family history. At 10:30AM a speaker from the Washington Conse…

Date:
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021
Time:
10:30am - 11:30am
Location:
George Mason Meeting Room, George Mason Meeting Room
Categories:
Lecture/Workshop Technology

Burke Historical Society: Ghosts, Goons, and a Bunny Man

Local historian, Cindy Bennett, will give a lighthearted look at the spooky legends and stories of the area, as well as their factual origins. Teens and Adults. …

Date:
Monday, Oct 25, 2021
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
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Categories:
Lecture/Workshop

Shall Not Be Denied or Abridged: The History of the Right to Vote in America

The familiar story of the history of the right to vote in America describes an electoral franchise that has grown fuller and fairer over time as Americans have fought to build a more perfect union. Th…

Date:
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021
Time:
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
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Categories:
Digital Programs Lecture/Workshop

A Native History of Colonial America

 Throughout the colonial era, Native Americans exerted decisive influence on the European colonies rapidly encroaching all around them between 1492 and 1776. But how, why, and at what cost? This prog…

Date:
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location:
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Categories:
Digital Programs Lecture/Workshop Native and Indigenous People's Month

Local History Of Jazz, Part 3: The Infrastructure

Local Jazz Scene Past and Present Brian Slawski from the Burke Historical Society will highlight some of the less obvious institutions that have helped support the local jazz scene past and present…

Date:
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021
Time:
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
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Categories:
Lecture/Workshop

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