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 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 Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pi [...]

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 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 [...]

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 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 Tumblr (Open [...]

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 share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twit [...]

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 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 Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinter [...]

Executive Director John Suau on the K...

Executive Director John Suau on the Kojo Nnamdi Show
On the Kojo Nnamdi Show | Aired December 12, 2016 Listen to this edition of the Kojo Nnamdi Show Share this: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 Tumblr (Opens in new window [...]

For Lesser Known Art, Historical Exhi...

For Lesser Known Art, Historical Exhibits to Check Out in D.C.
By Rick Massimo | WTOP, December 9, 2016 Inner City, 1980s © Joseph Mills Read Rick Massimo’s article. Share this: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 Tumblr (Opens in [...]

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Mar 09

DC Oral History Collaborative Community Meeting

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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Palisades Photo Walk

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