National Press Club

Explore the hidden history of Lafayette Square at Book Rap, July 26

July 26, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Not far from the National Press Club, and directly north of the White House, is Lafayette Square. While many people are drawn there by the iconic grandeur of the executive mansion, few are likely aware of the park’s fascinating place in history as the setting for some of our nation’s most shocking and dramatic events.

Former Club President Gil Klein, often referred to as the Club’s in-house historian, will discuss his new book chronicling the rich history of Washington’s Lafayette Square, “Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House,” at a special Club Headliners book event on July 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Cosgrove Lounge.

This event will feature a presentation by the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public, and can be purchased here. When purchasing tickets for this event online, buyers will also have the option of purchasing copies of the book at checkout.