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Join the Military Librarians Group for Special Reception and Tour of Grant Hall, Ft McNair

Join the Military Librarians Group for Special Reception and Tour of Grant Hall, Ft McNair

The Military Libraries Group of DC/SLA invites you to an Evening Reception and Tour of Grant Hall on the grounds of Ft Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC. Begin the evening with a Wine Reception, Ft McNair Officers’ Club (4th & P Sts) followed by Tours of Grant Hall, Ft McNair.

The newly renovated building, formerly known as “Building 20,” was originally part of Washington Arsenal and the Federal Penitentiary during the Civil War. The third floor of Grant Hall was the site of the Lincoln Conspirators Trial in a specially prepared Courtroom. A tour of the Grant Hall Courtroom is a unique opportunity to learn about the sad aftermath of the Lincoln Assassination, as much of the country mourned the fallen President and struggled to regain its “Nationhood.”

This tour is a very special opportunity as this building is not generally open to the public. Docents from Special Collections of the National Defense University (NDU) Library will conduct the tours. Visitors will need to walk up two flights of stairs to the renovated Grant Hall Courtroom. No special accommodations are possible in this historic building.

A maximum of 40 members and guests can be accommodated on the special tour.  We will maintain a Waiting List. More details below:

WHEN:  Thursday, May 9, 2013, 5:30-8:30 p.m.  R.S.V.P. by May 7th.  Walking Tours depart O’Club at 6:15 and 7 p.m.

WHERE:  Ft Lesley J. McNair, located in Southwest Washington DC, between the Anacostia River and the Washington Channel not far from Arena Stage, and Waterside Mall (under reconstruction). METRO: Waterfront – Green Line, Three/four block walk to the Main Gate or auto access gate.

Free Parking is available in the Officers’ Club Lot.  Picture ID required for entrance to Ft McNair.

HOW:     Register for this tour NOW!  Cost:   DC/SLA Members/DCLA/LLSDC – $20, Guests – $25,
Students/Retirees/Job Seekers – $10

For more information:   Contact Sharon Lenius leniussa@gmail.com

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