Monthly archives for July, 2015

Tip of the CAP: The Great Rehousing Project

The Ephemera Collection has been stored in filing cabinets for years. The CAP report recommended rehousing the entire collection.

The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part IV of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. (Here are Part I, Part II, and Part III).  One of the recommendations made in the report was the rehousing of the Ephemera Collection. We’re so […]

A little bit of this, a little bit of THAT

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THAT Summer, led by educators Patrick Cronin and Thomas Neville, is a collaborative initiative that integrates the humanities and technology. This summer’s iteration builds on existing archival materials, available at local repositories such as the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., to create an original digital humanities research project about the April 1968, Riots. The participants, […]

“Investigating Where We Live” Exhibit Opening

Participants in the IWWL program used images from the Historical Society's permanent collection to explore the dual nature of photography as both documentary and art.

For the third year running, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. collaborated with the National Building Museum’s Investigating Where We Live (IWWL) program; after five weeks of research and exploration, the program’s culminating product – a year-long exhibit curated, designed and installed by local teens –  opens with a reception Friday evening July 24th at […]

Chinese Educators Visit Historical Society

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The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. was pleased to welcome more than twenty English teachers from China earlier this month, through a program hosted by Georgetown University’s Center for Language Education & Development. As part of the enrichment program, the teachers are spending the summer exploring American culture and history through various field trips. The […]

Meet Pauline Wayne, President Taft’s Cow

Meet Pauline Wayne, President Taft’s Cow

When it comes to White House animals, Presidential pets are the most well-known. Andrew Jackson had Polly, an infamous swearing parrot, James Buchanan had an elephant at the White House (a gift from the King of Siam), and Teddy Roosevelt and his children had a small menagerie of nearly thirty pets during their time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. […]

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