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 been possible without the dedication of strong corps of long-term volunteers and interns. With the guidance of the staff, the volunteers and interns spent all of July preparing for a move of a collection that spans more than 1.25 miles and represents 123 years of collecting material relating to the history of Washington, D.C. Our unending thanks are due in particular to Ann Kessler, Elizabeth Ratigan, Anne Rollins, and David Wood (volunteers) and Ben Durren, Cait Kennedy, and Avital Smotrich-Barr (summer interns)
To learn more about local history resources that are now available in the interim reading room during the renovation of the Carnegie Library, please join us at the upcoming orientation to temporary library services, co-hosted with the DCPL’s Washingtoniana Division, here at the Newseum at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 19th. The event is free and open to the public; registration required. Learn More
And below, a peek at some of the pre-move steps.