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Historian and Historic Preservationist Paul K. Williams rather unexpectedly became the Superintendent of two very different yet active cemeteries in Washington, DC during the past twelve years: Capitol Hill’s Congressional Cemetery and more recently, Georgetown’s Oak Hill Cemetery where he resides in the gatehouse. Both historic cemeteries were established before 1850, and are the final resting places for some of Washington’s most notable families – famous and infamous. Williams will discuss a brief history of both, along with some entertaining behind the scenes stories. He will also shed insight on cemetery operations, funerals, and the burial process.
The program is free but registration is required on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/677458896797.
Doors open at 6pm. Cash bar is available.