The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will host its annual lunchtime lecture series on Wednesdays in August on Capitol Hill. This year’s iteration of the series will focus on Congress and the arts and how Congress acts as a patron of the arts.
All events take place from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Wednesdays on or near Capitol Hill. They are free and open to the public, though pre-registration is requested.
August 28: Mike Evans
In his talk, Evans will discuss how has Shakespeare's thinking affected U.S. politics historically as well as how an understanding of Shakespeare could improve American politics in the future. In addition, he will explain why the Folger Shakespeare Library is located virtually across the street from the U.S. Capitol.
Location: Ketchum Hall; 200 Maryland Ave. NE; Washington, DC 20002.