The Tidal Basin in Context: Memorials and Controversy

Mar 24 2021, 5:30 pm

Conceived of and moderated by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, curators of the Tidal Basin Ideas Lab exhibition, this evening program is the third in a series of conversations about the changing nature of public space and the complexities of its preservation. This session will focus on issues regarding the Tidal Basin's many memorials—including those to Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr.—and the contested histories they embody. 


  • Justin Garrett Moore, Program Officer, Humanities in Place, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

  • Marcel Acosta, Executive Director, National Capital Planning Commission

  • Teresa Durkin, Executive Vice President, Trust for the National Mall;

  • Host: Seri Worden, Senior Field Director, National Trust for Historic Preservation

This webinar was presented by the the National Trust for Historic Preservation in partnership with the Trust for the National Mall. You can view the recording on Preservation Leadership Forum HERE.

Presented by
Civic Partner