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Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
  • Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

In celebration of Lincoln’s birthday, we present a program focusing on the monument built to honor the 16th President and the artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, Daniel Chester French. Monument Man is the first comprehensive biography of this fascinating figure and his illustrious career. With images projected on screen, author and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer will join in conversation with Howard University Professor of History, Edna Greene Medford to explore the life of French, whose evolution ran parallel to, and deeply influenced, the development of American sculpture, iconography, and historical memory.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

Presented in partnership with the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia.

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.

Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.

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