Monthly archives for March, 2015

Third Grade Historians Take Historical Society by Storm

Third Grade Historians Take Historical Society by Storm

Fifty students, thirteen adults, three activities, one special collections library: For a day in March, the Kiplinger Research Library transformed into an expeditionary classroom as Two Rivers Public Charter School students received a hands-on introduction to circa 1850-1900 Washington, D.C. While the Historical Society hosts high school and college classes for orientations and research sessions, […]

Collaboration with Ford’s Theatre Launched

What's wrong with this broadside?

Oops. Contrary to the information seen in this broadside, Secretary of State William H. Seward did not die in the April 15, 1865 attack that killed President Abraham Lincoln. In fact, after surviving the brutal stabbing attempt on his life, Seward would go on to serve several more years as Secretary of State; he was […]

Collection Snapshot: Doctors Hospital

This image of Doctors Hospital shows editors marks.

Title: Doctors Hospital Publicity Records, 1940-1979 (MS 0792)     Content:  When was the last time you saw a pharmacy register ring up at 35 cents – or heard baby girls described as a “combination of Eve, Salome, and Florence Nightingale,” – or attended an evening function where cigarettes were literally on the menu? Publicity materials […]

D.C. History Community Calendar Now Online


The Historical Society has launched a pilot feature on its online calendar. In addition to promoting Historical Society programs and events, the new Community Calendar now features programs that are of interest to the wider D.C. history community. If you would like to have your organization’s event listed, please ensure they adhere to the following guidelines. Events must […]

Upcoming Events

Sep 23

Bridges of Washington by Boat

September 23 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Sep 28

Making D.C. History Awards 2017

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT