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Washingtonian Magazine to Receive History Award

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Washingtonian Magazine Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Local Media The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that the Washingtonian magazine will receive the Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Local Media at the Making D.C. History Awards on Friday, October 7, 2016. Over the past four years, the Historical […]

Meyer Foundation to Receive History Award

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Meyer Foundation Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Local Philanthropy The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that the Meyer Foundation will receive the Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Local Philanthropy at the Making D.C. History Awards on Friday, October 7, 2016. Over the past four years, the Historical […]

McGuire Family to Receive History Award

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McGuire Family Legacy Families of Washington, D.C. The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that the McGuire Family will receive the Legacy Families of Washington, D.C. award at the Making D.C. History Awards on Friday, October 7, 2016. Over the past four years, the Historical Society has honored sixteen Washingtonians and D.C.-based […]

The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. to Receive History Award

The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. to Receive History Award

The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to announce that The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. (AOI) will receive the Making D.C. History Award for Distinction in Historic Preservation at the Making D.C. History Awards on Friday, […]

Hands On Learning at the Historical Society

Hands On Learning at the Historical Society

The beginning of the traditional summer break is a great time to look back at the at the educational programming the Historical Society of Washington, D.C, has provided this past year to elementary, high school and college students. Thanks to incredible support from a private foundation, a 150-year-old civic organization, and individual donors, it has […]

Lonnie Bunch Named Visionary Historian 2016

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Amid an evening of standing ovations and heartfelt salutes, Lonnie Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, received the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s Third Annual Visionary Historian Award. The prize was awarded this past Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Historical Society’s 122nd anniversary celebration when […]

Lonnie Bunch to Receive Visionary Historian Award from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

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Award to be presented Thursday, May 26 at the Historical Society’s 122nd Anniversary Celebration WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is honored to announce that Lonnie G. Bunch III is the third recipient of the Visionary Historian Award. The Visionary Historian award is presented to an individual whose lifetime body of work represents […]

Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Honors Lonnie Bunch with Visionary Historian Award

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At its 122nd Anniversary Celebration, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will honor Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), with its third Visionary Historian Award. The Visionary Historian award is presented to an individual whose lifetime body of work represents the highest achievement […]

2016 Silberman Fellowship Announced

2016 Silberman Fellowship Announced

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce Kyla Sommers as the recipient of the 2016 Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation Fellowship. The fellowship provides university students with a stipend to support their historical research on “the fragility of democracy,” especially as it relates to the history of Washington, D.C. Sommers is […]

New Hours During EXPOSED DC Exhibit

New Hours During EXPOSED DC Exhibit

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to host the 10th annual Exposed DC Photography Show, March 11-25, 2016 and offer extended public hours during the exhibition’s run. The 10th annual Exposed DC Photography Show will be on display in the Historical Society’s East Gallery on the second floor of the historic Carnegie Library […]

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