Monthly archives for December, 2015

DISTRICT Exhibit Program Schedule


Riots. Unemployment. Demolition. Beginning the evening of January 6, take an unfiltered look at the DISTRICT in the 1960s and 1970s through the extraordinary eye of Washingtonian Chris Earnshaw. On view in the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s rotating exhibit space in the Carnegie Library building, through February 26 (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm). The exhibition is complemented by several programs. […]

Cindy Janke (1943-2015)

Cindy Janke (1943-2015)

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., mourns the passing of former staffer and long-time volunteer and member Lucinda P. Janke. Cindy died on October 27, 2015, after suffering fatal injuries from a fall. She was 72. Cindy came to the calling of local history relatively late, but when she arrived, she quickly made up for […]

Austin H. Kiplinger, 1918-2015

Austin H. Kiplinger, 1918-2015

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., lost a champion, visionary board member, and great friend on November 20, 2015. Austin H. Kiplinger, a member, donor, and advocate for more than 50 years, former chair of the board of trustees, chair of the advisory council, and contributor to Washington History magazine, died at age 97. His […]

On its Birthday, this D.C. History Group Gave Some Big Gifts

On its Birthday, this D.C. History Group Gave Some Big Gifts

By John Kelly | Washington Post, December 7, 2015 Read John Kelly’s article.

Spandorf Exhibit Program Schedule


Collaboration’s the name of the game: On November 21st, For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf—presented at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum and co-produced and co-curated with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.—opened its doors. And in addition to the exhibit itself, both partners are pleased to announce a full […]

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Bridges of Washington by Boat

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Making D.C. History Awards 2017

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