Posts by Laura Barry

Preview: Exposed DC at Carnegie Library

Preview: Exposed DC at Carnegie Library

By Elisabeth Grant | DCist, March 7, 2016 Read Elisabeth Grant’s article.

District at Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

District at Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

By Steve Kiviat | Washington City Paper, January 29, 2016 Read Steve Kiviat’s article.

Chris Earnshaw’s ‘District’ Time Capsule

Chris Earnshaw’s ‘District’ Time Capsule

By Louis Jacobson | Washington City Paper, January 25, 2016 Read Louis Jacobson’s article.

The Polaroids of the Cowboy Poet

The Polaroids of the Cowboy Poet

He captured a crumbling city and almost went down with it. Then one man saw his photos. By Dan Zak | Washington Post, January 13, 2016 Read Dan Zak’s Article.

On its Birthday, this D.C. History Group Gave Some Big Gifts

On its Birthday, this D.C. History Group Gave Some Big Gifts

By John Kelly | Washington Post, December 7, 2015 Read John Kelly’s article.

Historical Society Welcomes University Summer Students

Dr. Laura Schiavo's Museum Studies course from The George Washington University explored lost Washington using the James M. Goode Slide Collection.

School may be almost out for summer – but in the weeks before the semester ended nearly 50 students spent time among the collections here at Historical Society of Washington, D.C. In addition to individual research visits over the last two weeks, class groups included both graduate and undergraduates from the Corcoran School of Arts […]

At Two New Exhibits, Differing Takes on D.C.’s Development Boom

At Two New Exhibits, Differing Takes on D.C.’s Development Boom

By Arielle Milkman | DCist, April 23, 2015 Read Arielle Milkman’s article.

These are Washington’s Most Endangered Sites

These are Washington’s Most Endangered Sites

By Emily Codik | Washingtonian, April 22, 2015 Read Emily Codik’s article.  

National Building Museum Staff Explore “What Defines D.C.?”

National Building Museum Staff Explore “What Defines D.C.?”

By Emma Gatewood,¬†Historical Society of Washington, DC Program Volunteer The program staff of Investigating Where We Live visited the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.¬† on June 17th, in preparation for the kick-off of 2014’s program in July. The visit was to prepare staff to assist their teen participants in answering the question, “What defines D.C.?,” […]

Getting to Know You: Meeting our Neighbors

Getting to Know You: Meeting our Neighbors

Basis DC‘s middle school class, whose charter school is walking distance from the Society on 8th Street, visited June 12th to observe how DC’s neighborhoods have changed over time, using the Kiplinger Collection. While here, we challenged the students to answer all of our DC history trivia questions using only Window to Washington. As you […]

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Policewoman directs traffic at 7th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW, ca. 1918. Photo by Zaccheus Spratt. (ZSI 132A)