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History Talks & Upcoming Events

The Agency Historian and guest speakers present bi-weekly lunchtime talks on all aspects of GPO history on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm. The talks are 20-30 minutes long and are held either in the 150th Anniversary Exhibit Galleries or in the "History Hallway" on the 8th floor of Building C. Visitors from outside GPO should contact the Agency Historian to arrange entry to the building.

Information from past presentations is located below:

  Cover: GPO Apprentices   Cover: To Arms: The GPO Militia Companies   Cover: Invisible Writing Made Visible



To Arms! The GPO
Militia Companies


Invisible Writing
Made Visible

  Cover: A Great Dispute   Cover: Reading Photographs   Women at GPO

A Great Dispute:
How Machine Typesetting
Came to GPO


Reading Historical


Women at GPO


Black History: Part I


Black History: Part II



Women's History
Month 2015
Part I


Women's History
Month 2015
Part II




GPO History Talks & Upcoming Events


For queries on GPO history, to request presentations, or to arrange access to GPO exhibits, contact George Barnum, Agency Historian:

  • Email address:
  • ph 202.512.1991
  • Standard mail:
    U.S. Government Publishing Office
    732 North Capitol St. NW
    Washington, DC 20401