Upcoming Lectures

Archaeologist at work.

Exposing Washington's History with Archaeology's New Tools

Lecture By :
Ruth Trocolli and Brian Crane
Twenty-five years ago, Washington's archaeology program relied mostly on the traditional tools of shovels, trowels, and sieves. Those worked fine to uncover objects but there were clues to other important information that were left hidden.

At the next Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Lecture on December 2, City Archaeologist Dr. Ruth Trocolli will highlight the contributions that new techniques and technologies such as (GIS) Geographic Information System, aerial photography, LIDAR, and remote sensing, have made in understanding Washington's history and its people. Dr. Brian Crane, archaeologist on the Historic Preservation Review Board, will provide examples of his work using 3D photogrammetry.

Admission is free but a reservation is required due to limited seating. To register, go to https://www.hillcenterdc.org/event/overbeck-lecture-exploring-washingtons-history-with-archaeologys-new-tools/   or call 202-549-4172.

We suggest that all guests arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the event. The doors will open at 7 pm for those who hold reservations. Available seats will be released to other guests beginning at 7:15. If you hold a reservation and later find that you cannot attend, please let us know at OverbeckLecture@CapitolHillHistory.org so others might attend.

Overbeck Lectures are sponsored by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.


Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital.

Contact Number
Lecture Date
December 2, 2019
Cost of Lecture
Lecture Time
7:30 pm

Lecture Series

Since 2002, the Overbeck Project has presented four lectures per year by local historians, authors and scholars on the history of Capitol Hill and the larger Washington, D.C. community.

All lectures are open to the public and offered free of charge.

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