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Reserve Now for March 6 Lecture:
Buzzard Point – From Indians to Soccer

The Overbeck Capitol Hill History lecture series continues its 2016-17 year on Monday, March 6 at Hill Center when local historian Hayden Wetzel takes a look at the often-neglected neighborhood of Buzzard Point, SW, located close to Capitol Hill and the Navy Yard along the Anacostia River. After the Indian habitation of the area, Buzzard Point attracted the attention of early 1800s speculators, city planners, market gardeners, numerous small industry owners and a small residential community. Wetzel’s powerpoint presentation will continue on to the proposed soccer stadium and other plans for the area.

The lecture will be held at Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE at 7:30 pm. Register at http://hillcenterdc.org//home/programs/2511 or simply call 202-549-4172. We suggest that guests arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the lecture. Seating will begin at 7:00 pm for those who hold reservations. Available seats will be released to guests on the waiting list beginning at 7:15 pm.

A professional tour guide, Wetzel will share his research of this area adjacent to Fort McNair. He has also contributed to the record of Washington by researching and writing many landmark nominations and studies of various aspects of DC life.

The Overbeck Lectures are sponsored by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. Please remember CHCF in your charitable giving.

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