We get by with a little help from our friends!

The historic Carnegie Library on Mt. Vernon Square, home of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is temporarily closed after the discovery of mold in two areas of the building. Thanks to the generosity of valuable community partners in the city the Historical Society’s events, exhibits and programs continue.

DISTRICT II Exhibition
@ the National Building Museum
Opening Saturday, November 19, 2016
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Thank you to our community partners: Humanities DC, the D.C. Public Library, the George Washington University Museum|The Textile Museum, the National Building Museum, and the Newseum for their support. Please check back regularly for updates about our exhibits, events, and public programs — and take a look at the video below to see what we’ve been up to this past year!



Upcoming Events

Wed 18
Sat 21

D.C. Fire and EMS Museum History Tour

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Sat 28

Annual Member Meeting

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Feb 09

Carnegie Library Building Tour: Race, Space, and the Power of Place

February 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm EST
$5.00 - $10.00