Riots. Unemployment. Demolition. Beginning the evening of January 6, take an unfiltered look at the DISTRICT in the 1960s and 1970s through the extraordinary eye of Washingtonian Chris Earnshaw. On view in the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s rotating exhibit space in the Carnegie Library building, through February 26 (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm). The exhibition is complemented by several programs.
Wednesday January 6, 6-9 pm. Exhibition opening and reception. Free and open to the public; pre-registration requested.
Saturday January 30, 10 am-4 pm. Exhibit open for self-guided tours.
Saturday January 30, 12-2 pm. Join Chris Earnshaw, Joseph Mills, and Dan Zak of the Washington Post for a conversation with the artist and his collaborator. Free and open to the public; pre-registration requested.
Tuesday February 9, 12-2pm. Take a look at bygone Washington through the resources of the Kiplinger Research Library. Join Library & Collections Director Anne McDonough for a weekday workshop and tap into the Historical Society’s holdings of maps, photographs, manuscript collections and other archival material relating to the District in the 1960s and 1970s. Topics and featured collections will include the Gay Liberation Front; Don’t Tear It Down; the diaries of G.I. Sawyer; Ivy City; the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.; and more. Free and open to the public. Register here..
Saturday February 20, 10 am-4 pm. Exhibit open for self-guided tours.
Saturday February 20, 12-2 pm. Join the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and Joshua Gorman, Collections Manager of the Anacostia Community Museum, for a discussion relating to the social, economic and political changes that form the backdrop for DISTRICT as well as Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963-1975, the ACM’s current exhibit. Free and open to the public; pre-registration requested.