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Coming to Washington: Tracing the History of Visitors in the Nation’s Capital
A lecture by M. J. Rymsza-Pawlowska (American University)

Drawing upon an extensive multimedia archive of fictional and documentary sources from 1800 to the present, M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska explores how personal experience, popular culture, and politics have defined the expectations and experiences of visitors to Washington, DC. In this talk, Rymsza-Pawlowska will share from her recent research, focusing especially on working with visual and material evidence from the long and interesting history of visits—by tourists, officeholders, activists, and militias—to the nation’s capital.

October 18 at 6 pm
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

$15 General | $12 Seniors | Free for people with a college or university affiliation or museum ID, people with disabilities and caregivers, and BGC members

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