“A Curious Removal: Leta Myers Smart, The Rescue, and The Discovery of America​,” lecture by C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa

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Date(s) - Wed, Nov 12, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Hall, Veterans of Foreign Wars Building


Event Description

Professor C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa of the Department of History and Art History of George Mason University will present an illustrated lecture for the U.S. Capitol Historical Society at noon on November 12, 2014 in Ketchum Hall of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, 200 Maryland Avenue, NE. A former USCHS Capitol Fellow, Prof. Genetin-Pilawa will discuss the letter writing campaign organized by Native American activist Leta Myers Smart that resulted in the removal of two mid-19th-century statue groups from the Capitol’s east front center steps.