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Making D.C. History Awards 2017

September 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Thursday, September 28 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Over the past five years, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has honored twenty-one Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions to our community have helped create, define, and preserve our city’s heritage. On Thursday, September 28, 2017 , the Historical Society welcomes five more history makers to the growing list of distinguished honorees, recognized for their contributions to the fabric of life in Washington, D.C.

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We are proud to announce the 2017 honorees

Di and Lou Stovall
Distinction in Artistic Achievement

Eleanor Holmes Norton
Distinction in Civic Leadership

José Andrés (Photo: Ryan Forbes)
Distinction in Corporate Achievement

Paul Millstein and Douglas Jemal
Douglas Development Corporation
Distinction in Historic Preservation

Paul Ruppert
The Ruppert Family
Legacy Families of Washington, D.C.

Don’t miss this great evening of making history!
The Making D.C. History Awards is an annual event that supports the mission of the Historical Society and honors it as one of the city’s most important locally focused cultural institutions. The 2017 awards celebrate the accomplishments of distinguished honorees who have left their marks on Washington.

Event Details
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Newseum’s Knight Conference Center
Honoree Reception, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Awards Dinner and Presentation, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Thank You to Our Partners

EventsDC | Clyde’s Restaurant Group | DowntownDC BID
Digital Conventions | EHT Traceries | 888 Realty Investors, LLC | Newseum

Partnership Opportunities and Advertisements
Become a partner of the Historical Society for both the Making D.C. History Awards (in the early fall) and the Visionary Historian Award (our Spring event). Opportunities include tickets to both awards events as well as related promotions and advertising. For more information, please download and view the Making D.C. History Partners document or contact Katrina Ingraham at 202-249-3951 or kingraham@dchistory.org. Advertisements in the final programs gives local businesses a great way to celebrate the history makers. Many sponsorship levels include ad placement, but if you would like to advertise, please contact Katrina Ingraham at kingraham@dchistory.org.

Making D.C. History Awards Committee
Jacqulyn H. Priestly*, Chair
Amanda Ohlke*
Bill Brown
Kevin Clinton*
Jane Freundel Levey
Judy Hubbard*
Julie Koczela*
Eileen Kessler*
Nikki DeJesus Sertsu*
* Member of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees

Past Recipients


September 28, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, 20001


Historical Society of Washington, D.C.