June 8, 2017 7:00pm–8:30pm

Rural Retreat and Riverine Relaxation: The History of the Mason Family’s Occupancy of Theodore Roosevelt Island

Arlington Central Library

1015 N. Quincy Street

Arlington, Virginia 22201

The Arlington Historical Society will host Bradley Krueger who will discuss his research of Theodore Roosevelt Island. The program will take place at 7:00 PM at the Arlington Public Library – Central Library Auditorium.

Theodore Roosevelt Island is known for its grand memorial to the 26th president of the United States, its natural woodland setting amidst the nation’s capital, and the rustic trails used for daily recreation. However, unbeknownst to many, the island has a rich history extending back thousands of years, which includes a direct link to George Mason and his family. This presentation will provide a brief history of the island with particular emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the various ways the Masons interacted with this unique landscape.

Bradley Krueger is the Cultural Resources Specialist for the George Washington Memorial Parkway, a unit of the National Park Service (NPS). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology (focus in archaeology) from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2005 and Master of Arts degree in anthropology (focus in nautical archaeology) from Texas A&M University at College Station in 2012. In his current role, Mr. Krueger assists with managing the cultural resources, historic structures, and cultural landscapes along the Parkway from Mount Vernon to Great Falls. Prior to joining the NPS, he worked in the private sector as senior nautical archaeologist for an engineering corporation and as a nautical archaeologist with the Naval History and Heritage Command. His research interests include historical and nautical archaeology, North American maritime history, maritime landscapes, and early American wooden shipbuilding.

This program is free and open to the public. It is part of a monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society. For more information, please go to the Arlington Historical Society website at www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org


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