Myrtilla Miner: Her Life and Legacy

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On Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm, in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, Oak Hill will shine the spotlight on educator Myrtilla Miner, the founder of the first school for African American girls in Washington DC in 1845. Since her death, her institution has evolved into DC’s only public university: The University of the District of Columbia.

Historian Kim Bender, current CEO of the Heurich House Museum, and UDC Archivist Chris Anglim will speak in the Renwick Chapel to share the story of her life, her work, and her continuing legacy.

This lecture is presented to the public for free in celebration of Oak Hill Cemetery’s 175th Anniversary Year. Donations will be accepted towards the Oak Hill Cemetery Historic Preservation Foundation.

Questions? Call the cemetery office at (202)-337-2835, or email Office Manager Laura Lavelle at .

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