Norton to Speak at Smithsonian’s Memorial Service for Lori Yarrish, Tomorrow

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Contact: Benjamin Fritsch

October 11, 2018

Norton to Speak at Smithsonian’s Memorial Service for Lori Yarrish, Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at the Smithsonian Institution’s memorial service for Lori Yarrish, Director of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, tomorrow, Friday, October 12, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium (1050 Independence Ave. SW).  Norton introduced a statement into the congressional record honoring Yarrish, who passed on August 6, 2018, for her lifetime of outstanding work in the arts and her contributions to the cultural development of the District of Columbia.  Norton will present her congressional record statement for Yarrish at the service. Yarrish was Norton’s cousin.

“Lori was beloved by her family, friends and colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution for her irresistible spirit and passion for the arts and her outstanding work in bringing and promoting the arts to the D.C. community,” Norton said.  “She was a leader and inspiration to so many.  She will be sorely missed, but her contributions to the District and the Smithsonian will live on.”

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