Mission & Vision

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is a community-supported educational and research organization that collects, interprets, and shares the history of our nation’s capital. Founded in 1894, it serves a diverse audience through its collections, public programs, exhibitions, and publications.

Washington is known throughout the world as a monumental federal city. Less well-known are the stories of Washington’s many diverse and vibrant communities. The Society helps make this local history easily accessible to the public to promote a sense of identity, place, and pride in Washington and to preserve this heritage for future generations.

Upcoming Events

Aug 05
Sep 23

Bridges of Washington by Boat

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

Making D.C. History Awards 2017

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