History buffs, nature lovers, and avid readers won’t want to miss the Arlington Historical Society’s January lecture. History of the Potomac River dives into the significance of this important landmark, from its role of dividing the North and South during the Civil War, to its ongoing impact on Arlington and Northern Virginia.
The lecture takes place on Thursday, January 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Reinsch Library Auditorium at Marymount University. This month’s speaker is esteemed author and historian Garrett Peck, who in addition to writing multiple books on a variety of historical topics, also has a book specifically delving into the Potomac River. He will have the book on hand to purchase and even autograph once you get a sample of the rich material during the lecture. History of the Potomac River is a free program and no prior registration is required to attend. Simply reference the website to get tips on how to get to the Reinsch Library and where to park on the Marymount Campus.