Join the Historical Society on Tuesday 16 April for the debut of a new book, A Guide to Civil War Washington, D.C.: The Capital of the Union, by Lucinda Prout Janke.
The first such guide issued in over a decade, it provides a new look at significant historical sites and a concise history of the city's Civil War years. The book also features images from the Society's collections.
On the 151st anniversary of the signing of the D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act, Janke will discuss its effects on the city's demographics and how the law got its own local holiday. This event will be held at the Carnegie Library, 801 K Street NW.
Members of the Historical Society are also invited to afternoon refreshments and continued discussion following the book talk. Please RSVP to email@example.com. If you are not already a member, you may join online or call 202-249-3952 for more information.
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