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Presentation - Using GIS & Old Maps to Identify Historic Landscapes

When: 12/06/2017
Where: MAGGIANO'S LITTLE ITALY - 2nd Floor Banquet Room
5333 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20015
United States
Contact: DCALS Event Manager

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Please join us December 6th for DCALS’ 17th Annual Holiday Gala Banquet. Spouses and guests will enjoy this delightful evening. Everyone is welcome.

“ARCHAEOLOGY IN WASHINGTON DC – Using GIS & Old Maps to Identify History” – Just as DC has an official Surveyor in Rick Dreist, it also has an official City Archaeologist – Dr. Ruth Trocolli. And just as we surveyors combine old records and modern technology to accomplish our work, so also do today’s Archaeologists. Please join us for a visual tour across DC, to some of the city’s most noteworthy archaeological ‘digs’ – at places like Walter Pierce Park and Yarrow Mamout’s Home (in Beatty & Hawkins Addition to Georgetown.) This well-illustrated talk will explain how DC’s archaeologists use historic records from long ago, plus ultra-modern technology, to ‘solve the mysteries’ just as we surveyors do. Each day in Washington DC, both professions blend their specialized knowledge of DC’s past with high-tech 21st Century skills. (And just like surveyors, the archaeologist’s most important tool is a shovel.) One Continuing-Education Credit will be awarded for this enlightening and informative talk. We urge you to attend.


DCALS members may recall Dr. Ruth Trocolli from our June meeting at RFD. She and her team displayed the city’s impressive collection of recovered antique beer bottles that night. A graduate of Rutgers University’s Douglas College with a PhD from the University of Florida, Dr. Trocolli is Official City Archaeologist for Washington DC. Part of her job is to identify potential sites that may hold buried historic artifacts, for which her team uses a mixture of high and low-tech approaches. A professional archaeologist for three decades – the last ten with DC – in 2015 Dr. Trocolli was honored with the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Award for outstanding achievement.


Please show up hungry for a bountiful Six-Course Feast!  You’ll receive ALL of the following - served “Family-Style” . . .

Course ONE (Hors d’Oeuvres) - Mozzarella Marinara; Miniature Double-Baked Potatoes; Miniature Jumbo Lump Crabcakes.

Course TWO (Appetizers) -  Crispy Pepperoni Risotto Bites; Crab & Shrimp Fondue.

Course THREE (Salads) -  Assorted Fresh-Baked Breads; Caesar Salad; Italian Tossed Salad.

Course FOUR -  Baked Rigatoni & Meatballs with Smoked Italian Cheese; Braised Beef Pappardelle.

Course FIVE -  Chicken Saltimbocca; Veal Parmesan; Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Vegtables.

Course SIX (Desserts) -  New York Style Cheesecake; Apple Crostada; Tiramisu; Chocolate Zuccotto Bites; Crème Brulee and Assorted Cookies; Fresh-Brewed Coffee, Decaf, Hot & Iced Tea



MAGGIANO'S LITTLE ITALY, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015 202-966-5500.
The restaurant is located in the CHEVY CHASE PAVILION, on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue NW, half-a-block inside the District Line from Friendship Heights, Maryland.



$50 per person if registered by Midnight December 03. ($60 for all RSVPs after December 3.)



Free street parking can usually be found in the residential neighborhood behind the restaurant (Note: 2-hour limit) and there is a commercial parking garage in the building — reduced rate with Maggiano’s validation. Metro’s Friendship Heights station, on the Red Line, is across the street


 Meeting Agenda
6:00pm - 7:00pm  Social Hour (cash bar)                  
7:00pm - 8:00pm              Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm  Guest Speaker and Presentation





To register for the Wednesday December 6th DCALS meeting at Maggiano’s click the "REGISTER" button at the top of this page.

We’ll see you there!

If you register before midnight 12/03/2017, you will receive the Early Bird Discount of $50 per person.
Registration on or after 12/04/2017 will cost $60 per personThis includes registration at the door. 


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NOTE: There is a $25 cancellation fee.