HCSF Salon Talk Series:  “Veritas on the National Mall:   A Visual Tour of America’s Sacred National Mall in Washington, D.C. with a Harvard Flavor”

This illustrated salon talk leads you on a tour of the National Mall in Washington in the context of American history and politics.  Along the way Richard Hyde will bring in the impact of Harvard on the National Mall.  For example:  the McMillan Commission, which remade Washington along the lines of Pierre L’Enfant’s original plan, included three Harvard graduates: Charles McKim, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and secretary Charles Moore.  Along with President Theodore Roosevelt, they all studied at Harvard during the forty-year presidency of Charles Eliot, 1869-1909.  The impact of the Commission on Washington was akin to Eliot's impact on Harvard.  President Roosevelt strongly endorsed the McMillan Commission’s recommendations and helped make them a reality.

Speaker Bio:
Richard Hyde (MPA 1992) regularly leads tours—on foot (and now by video)—for Harvard, UC Berkeley, and the University of Notre Dame.  Richard received an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Ph. D. in American Religion and Public Life from the Graduate Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley.  He has previously taught at Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute.

Wednesday, April 21st
5pm - 6:30pm

Free for HCSF members
$10 non-members

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Event Organizer
David J. Tsai