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History of Rock Creek Park with the National Park Service (Webinar)
June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Boulder Bridge. Courtesy of the National Park Service.
Situated within a large wooded valley near the heart of Washington, DC is Rock Creek Park. Often referred to as a gem within the nation’s capital, it has the distinction of being America’s first Federal urban park and the nation’s third oldest national park. With its stone bridges, winding trails, and abundance of natural resources, this gem has a multi-faceted history that spans thousands of years. This presentation will focus on the early history of Rock Creek Park, starting before its establishment in 1890 through the early 20th century. The presentation will also highlight other sites administered by Rock Creek Park, such as the Old Stone House in Georgetown and the Civil War Defenses of Washington.
Bradley Krueger, MA, RPA, National Park Service, Rock Creek Park
Brad Krueger is the Cultural Resources Program Manager for Rock Creek Park, a unit of the National Park Service (NPS). Mr. Krueger is responsible for the management of historic structures, archeological resources, cultural landscapes, museum collections, and monuments and memorials within the park and its administrative sites. Previously, Mr. Krueger was the Cultural Resource Specialist at the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia. Prior to joining the NPS, he worked as a senior nautical archeologist in the private sector.
This virtual program is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed live to DCPL’s Facebook page.