Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill Oral History Project

A Community Exploring Its Past

While most Americans probably think of Capitol Hill as simply the site of the U.S. Capitol, those who live here know it as an old and thriving residential neighborhood, a small town within a large city. The Overbeck Project, a component of the Capitol Hill History Project, captures the history of this community by recording the recollections of its longtime residents and preserving other records of its fascinating past.  Project volunteers collect and transcribe interviews for posting on this site.

The Capitol Hill Community Foundation also sponsors a lecture series exploring our city’s history.