Posts by Anne McDonough

reVISION / reVIEW Exhibit Programming Schedule Launched

On September 23rd the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., opened a new exhibition,  reVISION: THINKING BIG and reVIEW: Looking Back. (For images from opening night, check us out on Facebook). And on Tuesday September 29th, exhibit programming kicks off with a look at bygone Washington through the resources of the Kiplinger Research Library! Join the […]

Full House for House History Workshops

The Kiplinger Research Library hosted nearly sixty new and veteran researchers on August 15 as part of the DC Community Heritage Project House History Day workshops.  As with the April workshops, which were held in the Washingtoniana Division at the D.C. Public Library, participants in the August event were introduced to resources for learning about […]

Tip of the CAP: The Great Rehousing Project

The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part IV of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. (Here are Part I, Part II, and Part III).  One of the recommendations made in the report was the rehousing of the Ephemera Collection. We’re so […]

A little bit of this, a little bit of THAT

THAT Summer, led by educators Patrick Cronin and Thomas Neville, is a collaborative initiative that integrates the humanities and technology. This summer’s iteration builds on existing archival materials, available at local repositories such as the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., to create an original digital humanities research project about the April 1968, Riots. The participants, […]

“Investigating Where We Live” Exhibit Opening

For the third year running, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. collaborated with the National Building Museum’s Investigating Where We Live (IWWL) program; after five weeks of research and exploration, the program’s culminating product – a year-long exhibit curated, designed and installed by local teens –  opens with a reception Friday evening July 24th at […]

Chinese Educators Visit Historical Society

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. was pleased to welcome more than twenty English teachers from China earlier this month, through a program hosted by Georgetown University’s Center for Language Education & Development. As part of the enrichment program, the teachers are spending the summer exploring American culture and history through various field trips. The […]

Making D.C. History Awards Season Launched

It’s late spring, a glorious time to be in Washington. But the season we’re really celebrating kicked off on May 27th, with the presentation of the Visionary Historian award to Dr. James M. Goode! Presented by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., the award is presented to an individual whose lifetime body of work represents […]

Raising A Toast to DC

It’s 8 o’clock on a Friday – and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s home in the Carnegie Library is buzzing, the evening well on its way to hosting several hundred in-the-know culture-and-beer-seeking revelers. On May 8, in partnership with the Smithsonian Associates, the Historical Society hosted the Smithsonian at 8’s Toast to D.C., a […]

On the Record with For the Record

Though we’d certainly be delighted to, rather than wax on about the newest endeavor of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., we’ll let Wendy Reiger of NBC4 tell you all about it. Reiger interviewed first place winner Cindy Vasko just before the April 22 opening reception of “For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.” The opening […]

SEED Students Take on National History Day

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week! Yesterday and today we’re posting about local teachers who champion the humanities in general and D.C. history specifically by partnering with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Teacher Bill Stevens, who has long brought his students to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., this year required his juniors and seniors […]