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Learn About Local History at “History of the Potomac River” on January 10

Chances are, you see the Potomac River at least once a week, if not every day. But do you know the historical impact of this important landmark? Join author and historian Garrett Peck for a two-hour course highlighting the consequential nature of the Potomac River. 

History of the Potomac River, presented by the Arlington Historical Society, takes place on Thursday, January 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Reinsch Library Auditorium at Marymount University. Mr. Peck will discuss the historical significance of the river, its part in the formation of a young republic, and its continued impact on Arlington and Northern Virginia. Once you’re completely captivated by this thought-provoking lecture, be sure to pick up a copy of Mr. Peck’s book, The Potomac River: A History and Guide. He will be happy to sign it for you as a lasting memento of the discussion. This program is free and open to the public. Visit the website for helpful information on driving directions and where to park on the Marymount Campus.