2017 August Brown Bag Series: Stephen Winick

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Date(s) - 08/16/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Hall, Veterans of Foreign Wars Building


Event Description

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present its annual summer lecture series on Wednesdays in August. This year’s series focuses on the Library of Congress, with speakers discussing elements of its history, art, architecture, and collections.

The series is free and open to the public. Lectures will be held on August Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm in Ketchum Hall in the VFW Building at 200 Maryland Ave. NE; Washington, DC 20002. PRE-REGISTRATION is requested.

AUGUST 16: Stephen Winick, American Folklife Center
“Dipping from the Well: Treasures from the American Folklife Center Archive”

Stephen D. Winick is the editor at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. He edits the blog “Folklife Today,” which presents articles on folklore and folklife topics with an emphasis on Library of Congress collections. He has published hundreds of articles on folksong, folk music, legends, ballads, proverbs, nursery rhymes, and other folklore, and has spoken at universities, conferences, folk festivals, and other events from California to Vermont and from Montreal to Taipei.