Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: BOOK TALK: Learn more about the Smithsonian Castle and the Stones that were used to Build it, which come from the Seneca Quarry, Talk by Historian and Author Garret Peck at One More Page Books in Arlington, VA on WED, Feb 13th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Free

Meet Local Historian and Author Garrett Peck at One More Page Books & More in VA
Wednesday, February 13th
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Local historian Garrett Peck will discuss his book "The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry" covering the story of how British scientist James Smithson left a fortune to the country he so admired but had never visited and how his gift founded the Smithsonian Institution and built the Smithsonian Castle. He also talk about the story of the stones used in the construction of the castle and the history of Seneca Quarry--the source of the red sandstone This book is the untold history of the quarry owners and emancipated slaves who toiled there and the many people who work to this day to save Seneca.

One More Page Books in Arlington, VA
2200 N. Westmoreland Street
Metro: East Falls Church, take a right upon exiting the station onto N. 19th Street. This will turn into Westmoreland Street. Store will be on left-hand side.

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