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 open! Thanks to the generosity of valuable community partners in the city the Historical Society’s events, exhibits and programs continued while the building was closed in late 2016 due to maintenance.

Requests to research among the extensive collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. may be submitted to the Kiplinger Research Library reference queue (library@dchistory.org), with appointment blocks available Tuesday-Friday 10-12:30pm and 1:30-4pm. As always, we request that researchers search the online catalog and Discover DC digital collections portal and include the object ids for requested material in the appointment request.

DISTRICT II Exhibition
@ the National Building Museum
Through Feburary 12, 2017
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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 continued 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

Mar 09

DC Oral History Collaborative Community Meeting

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Mar 26

Palisades Photo Walk

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
$20.00 - $30.00