Lecture: Rock History, or How Pieces of the Capitol Landed in the Smithsonian

Aaron DeNu, independent scholar

For years, portions of the historical east facade of the U.S. Capitol, dating to the dawn of the nation’s republic, sat decaying in Rock Creek Park. Hear how independent researcher Aaron DeNu took interest in the overlooked original stones, learned of their connection to enslaved African Americans, and helped get the stones into the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required.