NEW! National Treasures: Washington, D.C. Monuments
3 sessions, 4.5 hours
The monuments of Washington, D.C. – clearly the core of any visit to our nation’s capital. The artistic grandeur and symbolism of our monuments and memorials is legendary. Some symbols rendered by these national treasures hide in plain sight; others may be more hidden. Let Brad Berger and Jep Epstein show you the history, art, and architecture of the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. As stories and symbols are unfolded, connections both in and outside these beautiful sites just may surprise you. Imagine how popular you will be on that day trip to Washington with your out of town guests and relatives! And enjoy an anecdote or two about what it is like to be a park ranger.
Instructor: A native of Hagerstown, MD, Brad Berger served as a security specialist in the United States Air Force. He has earned degrees in history from Shepherd College and Shippensburg State University. Through his graduate program, he interned for the National Park Service at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. Since 2002, Brad has worked as a park ranger at National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. A favorite amongst his duties is service as outreach coordinator for park ranger lecture series at the learning in retirement programs in the Washington metropolitan area.
Instructor: Jen Epstein has served as the education specialist for National Mall and Memorial Parks since 2010, although she’s worked at the park since 1998. Interested in history since the 5th grade, she started out as a park volunteer in college, before spending about 5 years in different seasonal park ranger positions. She enjoys sharing the National Park Service resources with students of all ages.
ILR318 National Treasures: Washington, D.C. Monuments
4-Digit Number: 5684
Fridays, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., 9/29/17 – 10/20/17
No Class: 10/6/17
Location: Conference Center (E Building) /E106
Tuition: $20 Fee: $39 Total: $59
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only.