Eccentric Poet Joaquin Miller as Environmentalist and Civil Rights Activist - 12.16.17
December 16, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
5200 Glover Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20015, USA
"The Bard of snow, of wind, of pine, and of the mountain":
Join Rock Creek Conservancy for a presentation to learn about Eccentric Poet Joaquin Miller as an Environmentalist and Civil Rights Activist
When: Saturday, December 16th, 11 am – 12:00 pm.
Where: Rock Creek Park Nature Center Auditorium - 5200 Glover Rd NW Washington, DC. Parking is available in a parking lot. Once you enter the Nature Center, the auditorium is on the bottom floor.
What: Just north of Picnic Grove #6 and the Military Road overpass in Rock Creek Park stands a small, unmarked log cabin. This is Miller Cabin, the 1880s home of the one and only Joaquin Miller, the self-described “Poet of the Sierras” and “Byron of the Rockies.” Learn about this eccentric poet and why he can be considered an early environmentalist and civil rights activist during this unique program with Rock Creek Conservancy’s Scott Einberger, an environmental historian, and author.