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Overbeck Lecture to Focus on Union Station

In the latest project sponsored by the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project, international transportation consultant and District historian Lee Rogers will present a lecture Tuesday night on railroad development and the creation of Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Ten separate railway stations have operated in the District since 1835 and Rodgers’ lecture, titled “The Rise of Union Station,” will explore how the city’s competing lines were eventually merged into one station at the foot of Capitol Hill.

Rogers, a founding member of the Washington Streetcar Museum and the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, has documented the histories of several D.C. neighborhoods. His lecture and slide show will begin at 8 p.m. at the Naval Lodge Hall at 330 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. The event is free and open to the public.

The Overbeck History Project is an all volunteer organization that gathers oral histories from longtime residents of Capitol Hill. For more information, go to

History Project Airs ‘More Than Love Stories’

The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project is airing a one-hour special, “More Than Love Stories,” on Public Radio International stations nationwide.

The program, the third in the “Experiencing War” series, draws from the oral histories collected through the American Folklife Center as part of the project. In it, war veterans share their stories of love for their battlefield brethren, memories of their loved ones at home and their love of country.

Former Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.), a veteran of the Vietnam War, hosts the series, which was created and produced by Lee Woodman.

“More Than Love Stories” is set to air on or around Valentine’s Day. Check your local PRI station for program times and dates.

The Veterans History Project aims to capture the memories of America’s war veterans, as well as those who supported them at home. To learn more about it, visit

— John McArdle and Amy Carlile

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