Octagon Intern Research Blog: Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Ghent

February 16, 2024

By Kayla Laws Saturday, Feb. 17 marks the 209th anniversary of when the Treaty of Peace and Amity, reached President James Madison and signed it at the Octagon.   This treaty ended the War of 1812 fought between Great Britain and the United States.  In 1814 the British troops came through Washington and burned federal buildings … Continue reading Octagon Intern Research Blog: Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Ghent

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Watch now: Tangible Remnants at The Octagon

April 13, 2023

Originally aired in February 2023, this Tangible Remnants episode at The Octagon Museum features a conversation with Sarah Shoenfeld and Derek Musgrove. The focus of the discussion was Sarah and Derek’s work to elevate 20th century Civil Rights sites and Black Power sites within Washington, DC. This is part of The Octagon’s programming series “Revealing … Continue reading Watch now: Tangible Remnants at The Octagon

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Rosenwald Schools full lecture now available on Youtube

February 02, 2023

In December 2022, the Octagon Alliance hosted the first of its continuing lecture series.  “Revealing Parallel Histories Hidden in Plain Sight” is a premier lecture series to give visibility to BIPOC voices and stories underrepresented in the national architectural canon, aiming to educate and engage attendees in topics related to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. … Continue reading Rosenwald Schools full lecture now available on Youtube

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