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For the Record: Picturing D.C. to open at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s annual juried exhibit For the Record (Nov. 9, 2017 to March 2018) documents D.C.’s evolving urban landscape through the eyes of local artists. The exhibit will be presented at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in Foggy Bottom while the Historical Society awaits the […]

“Chocolate City” Book Launch at NMAAHC

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture team up to launch Chocolate City, a comprehensive new history of Washington, D.C., that Kirkus Review calls, “Essential American history, deeply researched and written with verve and passion.” This long-awaited history of D.C., from the early 17th […]

Collections on the Move

In preparation for the September 19th, 2017 re-opening of research services at the Historical Society’s interim home in the Newseum, here’s a little behind-the-scenes peek at just some of the steps that went into preparing the collection for a temporary move from the Carnegie Library. It’s also a gratitude shout-out. The relocation would not have […]

Ruppert Family to Receive History Award

The Ruppert FamilyLegacy Families of Washington, D.C. The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that the Ruppert Family will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Legacy Families of Washington, D.C. at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored twenty-two Washingtonians and D.C.-based […]

José Andrés to Receive History Award

José AndrésDistinction in Corporate Achievement The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that José Andrés will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Corporate Achievement at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored twenty-two Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions […]

Eleanor Holmes Norton to Receive History Award

Eleanor Holmes NortonDistinction in Civic Leadership The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that Eleanor Holmes Norton  will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Civic Leadership at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored twenty-two Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions […]

Di and Lou Stovall to Receive History Award

Di and Lou StovallDistinction in Artistic Achievement The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that Di and Lou Stovall will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Artistic Achievement at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored […]

Douglas Development Corporation to Receive History Award

Douglas Development Corp.Distinction in Historic Preservation The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that Douglas Development will receive a Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation at the Making D.C. History Awards on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Over the past five years, the Historical Society has honored twenty-two Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions […]

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

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 […]

“Many Voices: One Nation” Brings Together Diverse Storytelling with Collaboration of Local Institutions

Many Voices: One Nation, which opened at the National Museum of American History on June 28, 2017, aims to explore the questions of equality, belonging, and freedom that are encompassed by E Pluribus Unum. From past to present it unpacks how individuals have negotiated their place in the community and how that activity – in […]