Posts by Laura Barry

Plans for Restoration of the Historic Carnegie Library Underway: Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and D.C. Public Library Special Collections on Hiatus

Plans for Restoration of the Historic Carnegie Library Underway: Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and D.C. Public Library Special Collections on Hiatus

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. offices, research services, and exhibits in addition to the D.C. Public Library’s Special Collections-Washingtoniana services, will go on hiatus at the end of the day on Friday, July 7 in order to plan and prepare for the restoration of the Carnegie Library. Services will resume in the early fall […]

The Fourth of July in the Nation’s Capital

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    The Fourth of July – the date that the Second Continental Congress approved the final wording of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence announcing the colonies’ official breaking of ties with Great Britain – is well known.[1] How we began to celebrate and commemorate the fourth of July – and all the dates attached to […]

The Man Who Mapped D.C. By Hand

The Man Who Mapped D.C. By Hand

By Tanvi Misra | The Atlantic City Lab, May 30, 2017 Read Tanvi Misra’s article here.

Historical Society of Washington, D.C. historian, Jane Levey, highlights the significance of D.C.’s Old Post Office

Historical Society of Washington, D.C. historian, Jane Levey, highlights the significance of D.C.’s Old Post Office

Jenna Lee Gets Exclusive Tour of Old Post Office Clock Tower Happening Now | Fox News Insider, April 21, 2017. Watch the interview with Jane Levey and the tour from Fox News Insider. 

GoFundMe Campaign: Historical Society Needs Some Modern Help to Preserve the Past

GoFundMe Campaign: Historical Society Needs Some Modern Help to Preserve the Past

By Rachel Kurzius | DCist, April 12, 2017 Read Rachel Kurzius’ article.

The Forgotten History of U Street

The Forgotten History of U Street

Vintage photos of Black Broadway, the hub of commercial, intellectual, and cultural life for African Americans in D.C. from the 1920s to the 1950s. By Briana Thomas | Washingtonian Magazine, February 12, 2017 Read Briana Thomas’ article.

Three Decades of Polaroids Show Vanishing D.C. Architecture

Three Decades of Polaroids Show Vanishing D.C. Architecture

By Mark Segraves | NBC4, January 11, 2017 Read Mark Segraves’ Article

District II: Photographing Change in the Nation’s Capital

District II: Photographing Change in the Nation’s Capital

On the Kojo Nnamdi Show | Aired Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Listen to this edition of the Kojo Nnamdi Show 

Best Photo Exhibits of 2016

Best Photo Exhibits of 2016

By Louis Jacobson | Washington City Paper, December 28, 2016 Read Louis Jacobson’s article.    

At the National Building Museum, a Look at D.C.’s Past

At the National Building Museum, a Look at D.C.’s Past

By Louis Jacobson | Washington City Paper, December 16, 2016   Read Louis Jacobson’s article.

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