Posts by John Suau

McGuire Family to Receive History Award

McGuire Family Legacy Families of Washington, D.C. The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that the McGuire Family will receive the Legacy Families of Washington, D.C. award at the Making D.C. History Awards on Friday, October 7, 2016. Over the past four years, the Historical Society has honored sixteen Washingtonians and D.C.-based […]

The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. to Receive History Award

The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. to Receive History Award

The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. (AOI) will receive the Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation at the Making D.C. History Awards on Friday, […]

Lonnie Bunch Named Visionary Historian 2016

Amid an evening of standing ovations and heartfelt salutes, Lonnie Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, received the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s Third Annual Visionary Historian Award. The prize was awarded this past Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Historical Society’s 122nd anniversary celebration when […]

Lonnie Bunch to Receive Visionary Historian Award from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Award to be presented Thursday, May 26 at the Historical Society’s 122nd Anniversary Celebration WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is honored to announce that Lonnie G. Bunch III is the third recipient of the Visionary Historian Award. The Visionary Historian award is presented to an individual whose lifetime body of work represents […]

Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Honors Lonnie Bunch with Visionary Historian Award

At its 122nd Anniversary Celebration, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will honor Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), with its third Visionary Historian Award. The Visionary Historian award is presented to an individual whose lifetime body of work represents the highest achievement […]

Washington History Reveals Struggles for Full Citizenship

Washington History Reveals Struggles for Full Citizenship

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The spring 2016 issue of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s semiannual magazine offers readers important background on perennial issues of social justice for the citizens of Washington, D.C. In this issue historians look back at voting, education, transportation, and the effects of the use of eminent domain—issues that fill the media today. […]

2016 Silberman Fellowship Announced

2016 Silberman Fellowship Announced

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce Kyla Sommers as the recipient of the 2016 Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation Fellowship. The fellowship provides university students with a stipend to support their historical research on “the fragility of democracy,” especially as it relates to the history of Washington, D.C. Sommers is […]

Exhibit of 30 Local Artists Depicts Changing Washington

EXHIBIT OF 30 LOCAL ARTISTS DEPICTS CHANGING WASHINGTON Historical Society’s “For the Record: Changing D.C.” exhibits best paintings and photographs selected by a jury of local museum curators April 14 – July 16, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s annual juried competition and exhibition, “For the Record: Changing D.C.”, opens April 14, […]

New Hours During EXPOSED DC Exhibit

New Hours During EXPOSED DC Exhibit

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to host the 10th annual Exposed DC Photography Show, March 11-25, 2016 and offer extended public hours during the exhibition’s run. The 10th annual Exposed DC Photography Show will be on display in the Historical Society’s East Gallery on the second floor of the historic Carnegie Library […]

Making DC History With a Glittering Night of Awards

A report from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s Making D.C. History Awards ceremony. By Ayanna Alexander | November 10, 2015 Read Ayanna Alexander’s  article