Will McLean Greeley – United States Capital Historical Society (webinar)

Virtual event

Join us on Thursday, August 17, as we discuss A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington: Senator George P. McLean, Birdman of the Senate with Will McLean Greeley, a distinguished author with a passion for American history, politics, and birds. Together, we will explore the life and legacy of Connecticut’s George P. McLean who helped establish lasting legal protections for birds. Senator McLean oversaw the passage of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a landmark environmental protection legislation that is still in effect today. Greeley, McLean’s great-great nephew, puts McLean’s victory for birds in the context of his distinguished forty-five-year career marked by many acts of reform during a time of widespread corruption and political instability.

Like all USCHS programs, this webinar is free and open to the public; registration is required. Register here.