Monthly archives for July, 2017

Plans for Restoration of the Historic Carnegie Library Underway: Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and D.C. Public Library Special Collections on Hiatus

Plans for Restoration of the Historic Carnegie Library Underway: Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and D.C. Public Library Special Collections on Hiatus

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. offices, research services, and exhibits in addition to the D.C. Public Library’s Special Collections-Washingtoniana services, will go on hiatus at the end of the day on Friday, July 7 in order to plan and prepare for the restoration of the Carnegie Library. Services will resume in the early fall […]

The Fourth of July in the Nation’s Capital

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    The Fourth of July – the date that the Second Continental Congress approved the final wording of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence announcing the colonies’ official breaking of ties with Great Britain – is well known.[1] How we began to celebrate and commemorate the fourth of July – and all the dates attached to […]

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Making D.C. History Awards 2017

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