State, War, and Navy Building

First Among Equals: A Brief History of the State Department

Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 11:00am
Led by 
Mark Bellamy

It is the oldest and arguably the most prestigious executive agency of the U.S. government.  Its head – the Secretary of State – is first among cabinet members in the line of Presidential succession.   Yet most Americans know little about the State Department and still less about its history.  Join former Ambassador and Washington Walks guide Mark Bellamy for a virtual tour of the State Department’s role since 1789 and the places in Washington where it happened.

"Stellar program.  I enjoy edall aspects of [it.]  Mark exceeded expectations - personable, knowledgeable and engaging - A+.  I am still marveling at the amount of information shared in an hour.  Thank you!" - Karen M. via email