Monthly archives for May, 2014

HSW Article in the Pride Guide

HSW Article in the Pride Guide

Since 2008, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has served as the physical repository for the collections of the Rainbow History Project (RHP),  an organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting an active knowledge of the history, arts, and culture relevant to sexually diverse communities in metropolitan Washington, D.C. If you’d like to read more […]

Collection Snapshot: Dapper Gents & Property Docs

Collection Snapshot: Dapper Gents & Property Docs

Working Title: Diver and Copeland family papers, 1867-1927 (MS 0789) Content: The collection includes deeds, mortgages, title searches, plats, property tax assessments and receipts, correspondence, photographs, a will and other papers. The papers relate primarily to Jerome B. Diver (1835-1909) and his wife Lucy H. Diver (1840-1911), regarding properties at 222 C St., SE; 436 […]

HSW Begins Migration to New Web Site Host

HSW Begins Migration to New Web Site Host

The staff at HSW has begun to migrate the Society’s website to a new blog version hosted on WordPress. This is a new initiative that will allow for more design flexibility, increased cost savings, and a more timely information delivery. The staff plans to officially launch the new website on September 1, 2014. We will […]

HSW Adds Member Benefits with NARM

HSW Adds Member Benefits with NARM

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.  (HSW) is pleased to announce its participation in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program (NARM), a reciprocal museum membership program. As part of a network of more than 700 museums throughout the country, HSW  members can take part in shared membership benefits. Purchase or renew your membership at the […]

Collections Updates on Their Way!

Collections Updates on Their Way!

Spandorf, Wymer, Machen, Woodies, Hechinger’s. The German Orphan Home, the Rainbow History Project, the Heurich family.  The Cleveland Park Historical Society, the Palisades Citizens Association, the Anacostia Coordinating Council.  Barrett! Proctor! The Rambler! When we talk about the heart of the Historical Society – its collections – these are among the names and organizations you’ll […]

John Kelly of the Washington Post covers the Society’s 120th Birthday

John Kelly of the Washington Post covers the Society’s 120th Birthday

For anyone who might have missed our 120th Birthday Party, John Kelly was gracious enough to give us a write-up in the Washington Post. Here’s to the next 120 years alongside of our friends and supporters! Video of Kathy’s remarks will be made available soon.

HSW Staff Attends Launch of “District of Change” Series at MLK

HSW Staff Attends Launch of “District of Change” Series at MLK

Last night, Laura Barry attended the launch of the “District of Change” program series at Martin Luther King, Jr.  Library. Their first theme was “Making D.C. Better for the Arts.” It  included a panel discussion with performance artist and director Holly Bass, D.C. musician, composer and Film Director Brendan Canty, and Victoria Reis, Executive and Artistic Director of […]

Select 2013 Titles Featuring HSW Content

Select 2013 Titles Featuring HSW Content

 

HSW Launches Amazon Retail Storefront

HSW Launches Amazon Retail Storefront

Washington, DC (May 19, 2014) – Today the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. announced it has officially created a seller account on Amazon to assist with the promotion and sales of publications related to the Society. Most significantly, HSW leaders are hoping to sell past copies of Washington History to help streamline the Society’s operations […]

Washington History on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Washington History on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

The author reception on April 29th celebrated the release of the Jazz in Washington issue. The issue makes a great gift … and is getting rave reviews, as well as extensive coverage on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (click here for both audio and transcript options).

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Policewoman directs traffic at 7th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW, ca. 1918. Photo by Zaccheus Spratt. (ZSI 132A)