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Remembering a Time when Downtown Washington was Gritty, not Pretty

Remembering a Time when Downtown Washington was Gritty, not Pretty

By John Kelly | Washington Post, November 28, 2016 Read John Kelly’s article. 

Photo Walks Launch D.C. Documentary Efforts This Fall as Part of Street Photography Series

Photo Walks Launch D.C. Documentary Efforts This Fall as Part of Street Photography Series

This Fall the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will be offering a slate of photo walks as part the Street Photography Series – an effort to encourage active documentation of Washington, D.C. in each of its eight wards. Run as workshops, the photo walks emphasize skills relating to historic documentation, photography and painting while learning about […]

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

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 […]

Washington History Reveals Struggles for Full Citizenship

Washington History Reveals Struggles for Full Citizenship

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The spring 2016 issue of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s semiannual magazine offers readers important background on perennial issues of social justice for the citizens of Washington, D.C. In this issue historians look back at voting, education, transportation, and the effects of the use of eminent domain—issues that fill the media today. […]

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 […]

Exhibit of 30 Local Artists Depicts Changing Washington

EXHIBIT OF 30 LOCAL ARTISTS DEPICTS CHANGING WASHINGTON Historical Society’s “For the Record: Changing D.C.” exhibits best paintings and photographs selected by a jury of local museum curators April 14 – July 16, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s annual juried competition and exhibition, “For the Record: Changing D.C.”, opens April 14, […]

These are Washington’s Most Endangered Sites

These are Washington’s Most Endangered Sites

By Emily Codik | Washingtonian, April 22, 2015 Read Emily Codik’s article.  

D.C. History Community Calendar Now Online

The Historical Society has launched a pilot feature on its online calendar. In addition to promoting Historical Society programs and events, the new Community Calendar now features programs that are of interest to the wider D.C. history community. If you would like to have your organization’s event listed, please ensure they adhere to the following guidelines. Events must […]