Save up to 17% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. Montgomery Meigs and the Nation's Capital Daytime Program on Zoom Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET Code: 1NV069 Tickets Login $25 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $30 - Non-Member Resize text remove add Arts and Industries Building at dawn (Photo: Eric Long) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The renowned organizational genius of Montgomery Meigs as quartermaster general of the Union Army was instrumental during the Civil War. Less known, however, is that he was also an engineer, architect, inventor, and patron of the arts who left an indelible impression on the face of the capital city. Montgomery Cunningham Meigs was born in 1817 and trained at West Point in engineering and architecture. He designed and built the aqueduct that still supplies the District and Arlington with water; oversaw the building of the House and Senate wings and the dome of the U.S. Capitol, and was responsible for much of the decoration still in place there. As an architect he contributed to the Smithsonian Arts and Industry Building and designed the Pension Building (now the National Building Museum). Meigs was also responsible for numerous military buildings, including one that remains at Fort Myer, Virginia. He held 13 patents for his inventions and was respected for his accomplishments as a member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, and the Smithsonian’s board of regents. In a richly illustrated program, historian Bill Keene offers historical background and a discussion of sites in the Washington area associated with Montgomery Meigs in his role of engineer and architect. PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.