Brent D. Glass to present Public Memory in Washington, DC: Refighting the Wars That Shaped American Identity
On Wednesday, April 12, Brent D. Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, kicks off the first in a series of lectures at the Heurich House Museum called Heritage Unbound. This ongoing program aims to educate people on the multi-layered nature of the Heurich House Museum’s site throughout time. With the goal of highlighting the hidden history of Washington, DC as a whole, and Dupont Circle in particular, the museum will feature a series of guest speakers who each bring a unique part of the area’s history to life.
In the inaugural lecture, from 5:30 – 7pm, Dr. Glass will discuss how efforts in Washington, DC, to commemorate military conflicts, generated major debates about the causes, conduct, and consequences of those events. Attendees will gain a new perspective about the commemorative elements that surround them on a daily basis while enjoying an educational experience within the setting of the historic Heurich House Museum.
Tickets for Heritage Unbound are $5 and include snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/HU17BDG.
About Heurich House Museum: The Heurich House Museum preserves the legacy of Christian Heurich and enriches the cultural life of Washington, DC. The mansion was built from 1892-94 by German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (1842-1945). Recognized as Washington, D.C.’s most successful brewer, he ran the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. until his death at 102. The mansion is notable for its technological innovations, original interiors, and rich archival collection of one of the most important local families. The museum, located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue in Dupont Circle, is open for regular public events and public tours Thursday through Saturday at 11:30 am, 1:00 and 2:30 pm. Private tours and event rentals are also available. For more information, visit heurichhouse.org or call 202-429-1894.