Discovering Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office
November 23 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm| "Pay-what-you-please"
Tour Clara Barton’s boardinghouse home and office with the man who saved it from destruction.
More than 20 years ago, Richard Lyons was on a routine inspection when he discovered a trove of 19th century artifacts tucked away in the attic of an old boardinghouse on 7th Street in Washington. Many of those artifacts belonged to Clara Barton.
The discovery led to a decades-long project to preserve the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office and turn it into a museum.
On November 23, 2019, you have the opportunity to tour the museum with the man who saved the Missing Soldiers Office. Richard Lyons will be leading tours and detailing how he made the discovery of the space where Clara Barton lived and worked during and immediately after the Civil War.
The tours are included with admission to the museum and museum members get in free. As there are a limited number of spots advance registration is highly recommended. Lyons will lead tours at 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM.
READ MORE ABOUT THE DISCOVERY
BARTON TREASURES UNEARTHED IN D.C. DUST (Washington Post, 1997)
A Sentinel in the Preservation of a Clara Barton Home (Washington Post, 2006)
How a Government Worker Discovered Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office (Washingtonian Magazine, 2016)