Monthly archives for September, 2014

Smithsonian and HSW to Present “Save Our African American Treasures” Nov. 8 & 9

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) will co-host a day-long program to help residents in the District, Maryland and Virginia area identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance tucked away in their attics, closets, basements and garages. The event will feature presentations, hands-on activities and preservation tips.

The program will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 9, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carnegie Library, located at 801 K Street, Northwest, Washington, DC 20001. Free and open to the public, the event is called “Save Our African American Treasures: A National Collections Initiative of Discovery and Preservation.” It is the 16th in a series held across the country since 2008. All are welcome.

HSW Hosts Guild of Professional Tour Guides

HSW Hosts Guild of Professional Tour Guides

On September 9, the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D.C., held their monthly meeting at the Historical Society’s headquarters.  Members of the organization, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2015,  are licensed tour guides who complete a professional development program consisting of guiding skills;  technique training; a written test; and practical assessment, […]