Corporate Channels

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. provides our Corporate Partners with 3 Channels of Engagement.


Streetcars, flivvers, and horses dot Pennsylvania Avenue NW around 1917, as photographed from the Old Post Office by Gideon Hawley Baxter. (BX 002)


There is a wide variety of exhibitions, public programs, and educational activities at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. that present ideal sponsorship opportunities for your company.

Exhibits | With our memorable long-term exhibits like Window to Washington and our signature For the Record and DISTRICT exhibits, the Historical Society presents 2-3 new exhibitions each year.
Public Programs | More than 75 public programs take please each year, including panel discussions, workshops, and scholarly history seminars, as well as photo walks and other guided tours throughout the city. 
Education | Education is the heart of the Historical Society’s mission. The professional staff teaches students from area elementary, middle and high schools, and colleges. We train teachers from public, private, and charter schools and our research library hosts more than 1,000 K-12 and university students each year.
Library and Collections | The collections document more than 200 years of city history. They inform scholars and the public and drive exhibitions, programs, and publications, which in turn offer endless sponsorship opportunities.
Publications | Washington History is the only scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the history of our nation’s capital. The richly illustrated bi-annual magazine invites your corporate advertising. 

The renowned Lincoln Theatre anchors the 1200 block of U St. NW, 1920. (CHS 06435)


Making D.C. History Awards | At this fall event, the Historical Society recognizes local individuals, families, and organizations whose enduring contributions to our community help create, define, and preserve our city’s heritage.
Visionary Historian Award | Each Spring, the Historical Society honors a historian whose work demonstrates a commitment to advancing local and national history for the benefit of future generations. Recipients to date: Kathryn Schneider Smith, Dr. James M. Goode, Lonnie Bunch III,  and Dr. Frank Smith.
Other Special Fundraising Events | The Historical Society hosts other events to support special projects, generating a range of sponsorships.


The Annual Fund and More
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. relies on annual support
to keep serving the thousands of visitors, school children, and researchers who use our resources each year.
Special Projects
Corporations may choose
to give to the annual fund of the Historical Society or support special projects such as:
  • Education and School Groups
  • Research Library Operations
  • Preservation of Collections
  • Conducting Oral History
Customized Supporter Benefits
may include access to event spaces as well as free Historical Society event tickets for your staff. 

Download a copy of the Corporate Engagement brochure

To arrange for benefits:

  Phone: 202-249-3953

Community Partners


The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is a 501(c)(3) community-supported educational and research organization that collects, interprets, and shares the history of our nation's capital. Since 1894, the Historical Society has served D.C.'s diverse audiences with unique collections, educational public programs, exhibits, and publications.