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Discovering Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office
April 30, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm| $9.50
In the 1990s, Richard Lyons, an employee with the U.S. General Services Administration, made a surprising discovery. While inspecting the building at 437 7th Street, NW for demolition, he found a collection of 19th century items tucked away in an attic crawl space on the third floor. Mr. Lyons subsequently realized that the building previously held Clara Barton’s Office of Correspondence with the Friends of the Missing Men of the United States Army, or commonly known as, the Missing Soldiers Office.
Please join the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in welcoming Richard Lyons for a special discussion of his experiences while inspecting the building, his role in preserving the site, and the steps involved in bringing Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office from the brink of demolition to the newest museum in Washington, DC.