Monthly archives for August, 2017

José Andrés to Receive History Award

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José AndrésDistinction in Corporate Achievement The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that José Andrés will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Corporate Achievement at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored twenty-two Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions […]

Eleanor Holmes Norton to Receive History Award

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Eleanor Holmes NortonDistinction in Civic Leadership The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that Eleanor Holmes Norton  will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored twenty-two Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions […]

Di and Lou Stovall to Receive History Award

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Di and Lou StovallDistinction in Artistic Achievement The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that Di and Lou Stovall will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Artistic Achievement at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored […]

Celebrating the Godfather of Go Go Chuck Brown

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By Izetta Autumn Mobley | Born August 22, 1936, the “godfather” of Go Go music, Chuck Brown, would have been 81 years old this Tuesday. Brown’s drum-infused, polyrhythmic, call and response anchored music, put D.C.’s unique cultural style on the map. Brown’s first album We the People, was released with The Soul Searchers in 1972. Six years later, […]

On the Anniversary of the 19th Amendment – The Legacy of Delta Sigma Theta

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The elective franchise is withheld from one half of its citizens…because the word ‘people,’ by an unparalleled exhibition of lexicon graphical acrobatics, has been turned and twisted to mean all who were shrewd and wise enough to have themselves born boys instead of girls, or who took the trouble to be born white instead of […]

Douglas Development Corporation to Receive History Award

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Douglas Development Corp.Distinction in Historic Preservation The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that Douglas Development will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored twenty-two Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions […]

Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Will Reopen at the Newseum

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2017: Today the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. announces it will reopen to the public on September 19, 2017 at its temporary location in the Newseum. Located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, the Newseum will serve as the home to the Historical Society’s library and collections during the next 12 to […]

“Many Voices: One Nation” Brings Together Diverse Storytelling with Collaboration of Local Institutions

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Many Voices: One Nation, which opened at the National Museum of American History on June 28, 2017, aims to explore the questions of equality, belonging, and freedom that are encompassed by E Pluribus Unum. From past to present it unpacks how individuals have negotiated their place in the community and how that activity – in […]

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Policewoman directs traffic at 7th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW, ca. 1918. Photo by Zaccheus Spratt. (ZSI 132A)