Historical Society of Washington, D.C...

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.  Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window [...]

GoFundMe Campaign: Historical Society...

GoFundMe Campaign: Historical Society Needs Some Modern Help to Preserve the Past
By Rachel Kurzius | DCist, April 12, 2017 Laughing employees of the Christian Heurich Brewing Company hoist beer steins. From the Christian Heurich Family Research Collection (MS 537). Read Rachel Kurzius’ article. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to sh [...]

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 The Republic Theater, on the north side of the 1300 block of U Street, 1945-1946. Photo by Robert McNeill (RU ET 61). Provided by Susan [...]

Kiplinger Research Library Resumes Fu...

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As of the end of January 2017, the Kiplinger Research Library has resumed full reference services. Make an appointment to continue your exploration of D.C. history! After a four-month-long hiatus in library services due to unexpected building maintenance requiring the relocation of staff from the Carnegie Library building, we are thrilled to [...]

2016 Wrap-up, 2017 Lift-Off!

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While library services were on hiatus this past fall and as limited services returned at the beginning of the new year, the small but mighty Historical Society staff were far from idle.  Aided by incredible colleagues at partner institutions such as the National Building Museum, the Newseum, The George Washington University Museum – The [...]

Three Decades of Polaroids Show Vanis...

Three Decades of Polaroids Show Vanishing D.C. Architecture
By Mark Segraves | NBC4, January 11, 2017 Read Mark Segraves’ Article Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to shar [...]

District II: Photographing Change in ...

District II: Photographing Change in the Nation’s Capital
On the Kojo Nnamdi Show | Aired Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Photo Copyright Chris Earnshaw. K Street 800 block. Listen to this edition of the Kojo Nnamdi Show  Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter ( [...]

Best Photo Exhibits of 2016

Best Photo Exhibits of 2016
By Louis Jacobson | Washington City Paper, December 28, 2016 Read Louis Jacobson’s article.     Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google [...]

At the National Building Museum, a Lo...

At the National Building Museum, a Look at D.C.’s Past
By Louis Jacobson | Washington City Paper, December 16, 2016   Photo by William “Bill” Barrett of 8th and K Street, NW from the Kiplinger Washington Collection. Read Louis Jacobson’s article. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on [...]

Travel from Washington to Los Angeles...

Travel from Washington to Los Angeles at the Movies this Week
By Pat Padua | DCist, December 14, 2016 Read Pat Padua’s article. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on [...]

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