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

Sun 28

Shepherd Park Photo Walk

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Tue 30

Kiplinger Research Library Walk-In Hours

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Wed 31

Kiplinger Research Library Walk-In Hours

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Jun 01

Kiplinger Research Library Walk-In Hours

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Jun 02

Kiplinger Research Library Walk-In Hours

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT