'A History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness and Washington, DC' by Scott Einberger

Tenley-Friendship Library

'A History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness and Washington, DC' by Scott Einberger

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, 7 p.m.

Join Scott Einberger for his author talk on A History of Rock Creek Park:Wilderness and Washington, D.C. 

In his engaging book, National Park ranger, author and historian Scott Einberger traces the human, natural and urban history of Rock Creek Park, the largest park in the nation's capital.

The park's grounds were the site of the bloody Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens, and presidents like Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson exercised and picnicked in the park the same way many visitors do today. From the cabin of eccentric poet Joaquin Miller to the oldest house in Washington today, the many stories and legends surrounding the park are sure to entertain and inform.

Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek Park stands as a wild and wonderful natural gem among a burgeoning metropolis. But while local residents flock to its trails and roads on weekends to hike, jog and bicycle, they are largely unaware of its diverse history.