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November 2017

For the Record: Picturing D.C.

November 9, 2017 - March 4, 2018
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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This juried exhibit includes 44 original artworks by 25 local artists focused on neighborhoods in each of Washington, D.C.’s eight wards. These two-dimensional artworks, created between 1988 and 2017, offer the artists’ interpretations of the neighborhoods below.  

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The Grocery Shopping Evolution in the D.C. Region, 1880–Present

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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In the 1930s, stores like Piggly Wiggly, Sanitary Grocery, and District Grocery allowed Washington area consumers to select their food from store shelves, a novel idea at a time when shoppers had to wait for a clerk to gather their orders. This concept continues to evolve even today, with self-checkout machines at Giant and the ability to stock your shopping cart remotely using online shopping services. Join Diana Kohn, president of Historic Takoma, as she explores how shopping for food has changed over…

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Intro to House History

November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is an introduction to resources about the history of houses and other buildings in Washington, D.C. The workshop provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about the information in microfilm resources (including city directories and tax assessment records), digital resources (such as the building permits database and related History Quest platform), and real estate atlases. Access to the reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th…

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Archiving Digital Photography

November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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This workshop offers tips on how to organize your digital photography files,  identify best practices for digital storage, and highlight resources that can help digitize your analog photographs, such as the DCPL Memory Lab. Using examples from the extensive analog collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and the DC Public Library's Washingtoniana Division and other digital projects, the workshop will offer strategies for compiling the documentation necessary to make your contemporary photography work a possible resource for your descendants,…

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December 2017

Picturing Kenilworth

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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Artist Bruce McNeil discusses the stories behind his art depicting Washington, D.C.’s Kenilworth neighborhood, part of the exhibition "For the Record: Picturing D.C." This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required. Learn More

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Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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This is a special docent-led tour of the National Building Museum’s Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017.  Explore the complex history of the federal government’s pioneering mental health hospital. Learn about theories on how architecture was thought to affect treatment for mental illness. See the plans for the site’s use in the future. This exhibition features site models, patient artworks, treatment equipment, and other objects that illuminate the history and life of those who worked and lived on the campus.

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