Posts in category Carnegie Library

Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Will Reopen at the Newseum

On Saturday and Sunday November 8-9, the final installment of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture's "Save Our African American Treasures," program was held in partnership with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. at the Carnegie Library building.

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2017: Today the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. announces it will reopen to the public on September 19, 2017 at its temporary location in the Newseum. Located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, the Newseum will serve as the home to the Historical Society’s library and collections during the next 12 to […]

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

Welcome, Washingtoniana!

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The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is thrilled to welcome staff and collections from the Washingtoniana Division of the DC Public Library to the Kiplinger Research Library! It’s a homecoming of sorts – when the Washingtoniana Division was founded in 1905, DCPL was headquartered here in the historic Carnegie Library, and remained until the Martin […]

Kiplinger Research Library Resumes Full Services

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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 announce that full library services are now available as of the end of January 2017. Requests to research among the extensive collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. […]

Executive Director John Suau on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

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

Preview: Exposed DC at Carnegie Library

Preview: Exposed DC at Carnegie Library

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

Hand Over Washington History

The statue currently outside the Carnegie Library was commissioned for the Poor People's Campaign in 1968. Find out more about the campaign in the current issue of Washington History!

Have you ever walked by the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square and wondered about the massive hand sculpture that sits just outside the building? Artist Jim Fauntleroy was paid $1,800 to create the piece in 1968; according to a Washington Post interview conducted the same year, he “started with the fingers and it was kind […]

Crowds Surge for HSW-Smithsonian Treasures Program

Crowds Surge for HSW-Smithsonian Treasures Program

On November 8th and 9th, the Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution hosted  “Save Our African American Treasures,” a program initiative of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). While the final tally isn’t yet available, estimates indicate that at least five hundred people turned out for the two-day event. The “Save […]

New HSW Banners Up Around Mt. Vernon Square

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Just in time for next week’s Making D.C. History Awards on November 5 (get your tickets!) and the Smithsonian’s Save Our African American Treasures program on November 8 and 9,  the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has put up new banners around its home in the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. The new blue-and-red […]

HSW Continues to Flourish at Carnegie Library Despite Cancellation of Spy Museum Plans

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In response to today’s decision by Events DC and the International Spy Museum to cancel their plans for a relocation of the Spy Museum to Mt. Vernon Square, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) wishes to clarify that this will in no way affect the continuation of the Society’s current programming and public use […]