Monthly archives for December, 2014

Historical Society Receives City Fund Grant to Initiate Digital Collections Project

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region awarded the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. a grant from the City Fund to help begin digitizing its collections. The grant funds the creation of a plan to digitize many of the organization’s historic collections and begin the digitization process. The Historical Society, founded in 1894, has […]

Upcoming Talk & Tour at the DC Fire & EMS Museum

Upcoming Talk & Tour at the DC Fire & EMS Museum

  How’s this for an awesome acronym tongue-twister: This fall the HSW and the AOI met with the FFA in the DCFEMSM in Engine Co.3! Or rather, in the 150th year of the D.C. Fire & EMS Department, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and the Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C., presented the Friendship […]

Front of House: How May We Help?

Front of House is an occasional series where we’ll highlight some of the public services provided by the staff and volunteers of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., as well as post about the eternal quest to fulfill reference queries that have us intrigued, delighted – or, in some cases, stumped. We’re kicking off this […]

Backstage: The Down Side of Framing

Backstage is an occasional series covering the behind-the-scenes actions that are part of collections care. We’ll delve into the decisions regarding rehousing collections of all kinds, and explore different methods of collections processing, from manuscripts to panoramic photographs to ephemera. We’ll tackle the tug of war between preservation concerns, the commitment to access for researchers […]