Book Talk: "Creating Capitol Hill: Place, Proprietors, and People"

Don Alexander Hawkins, author and historical cartographer; Pamela Scott, author and architectural historian

Learn the story of how the founding fathers reached a compromise to situate the permanent seat of government along the Potomac River, how George Washington and Pierre L’Enfant chose the site for the city, how President Washington negotiated an agreement with the proprietors who owned the land on which the city was to sit, and how a neighborhood and capital city arose from these tenuous arrangements.

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series organized in cooperation with the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies. Free; no reservations required.