Monthly archives for November, 2014

D.C. Historical Studies Conference Preview from John Kelly

Washington Post columnist John Kelly spotlighted the 41st Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies, which kicks off with tonight’s lecture and opening reception at 6 p.m. Check out Kelly’s article and register for the conference, which runs Thursday through Sunday at the Carnegie Library Building. Here’s a look at the full program about all things D.C.! About the Conference […]

Deco the Halls!

Have you seen a movie at the Uptown? Have you – or your kids or grandchildren –  taken a ride on the carousel at Glen Echo Park, or wondered about the low-lying, tiered, rounded entrance to the massive office building at 1100 New York Avenue NW? (If you haven’t yet, get thee to all three […]

Hand Over Washington History

Have you ever walked by the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square and wondered about the massive hand sculpture that sits just outside the building? Artist Jim Fauntleroy was paid $1,800 to create the piece in 1968; according to a Washington Post interview conducted the same year, he “started with the fingers and it was kind […]

Washington Blade and the Cafriz Foundation Receive Making D.C. History Awards

On November 5, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. presented the 2014 Making D.C. History Awards to the Washington Blade and the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. The Blade’s inaugural 1969 issue represented a watershed moment in the history of Washington D.C.’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities that it has continued to serve for […]

Crowds Surge for HSW-Smithsonian Treasures Program

Crowds Surge for HSW-Smithsonian Treasures Program

On November 8th and 9th, the Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution hosted  “Save Our African American Treasures,” a program initiative of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). While the final tally isn’t yet available, estimates indicate that at least five hundred people turned out for the two-day event. The “Save […]