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Date(s) - 02/11/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


In December of 2020, Rep. Don Beyer introduced a bill to rename “Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial,” by removing Lee’s name. A few days before, Lee’s statue was removed from the US Capitol. Denise Meringolo, a public history professor at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, will talk about the history behind these changes. She will discuss when and why the Confederacy and its generals were memorialized and some of the philosophical and historical questions concerning what individuals and communities can do about it today.

Professor Meringolo teaches courses in community-based public history practice, museums and material culture, and digital public history. Her book Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History (University of Massachusetts, 2012) won the 2013 National Council on Public History prize for the best book in the field. She is also a member of the National Council on Public History Governance Committee.

Attendees must register before Wednesday, February 10 by clicking on this link: REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT: and please provide the attendee’s email address. On the morning of the event (Feb 11) attendees will receive an email with zoom access information. This procedure is for your security.

This event is part of a series of free monthly public events provided by the Arlington Historical Society. Since the pandemic curtailed live events, AHS has been providing them free to the public via Zoom.