Visionary Historian Award and 124th Anniversary Celebration
May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT| $50.00 - $75.00
The Visionary Historian Award is presented to an individual whose lifetime body of work represents the highest achievement in the study of Washington, D.C. history. The 2018 event celebrates honoree Howard Gillette, Ph.D., and highlights 124 years of collecting and interpreting D.C. history.
Howard Gillette, Ph.D., Author of Between Justice and Beauty: Race, Planning, and the Failure of Urban Policy in Washington, D.C.
Anyone engaged in the study and presentation of D.C. history today is the direct beneficiary of the ground-breaking scholarship of Howard Gillette. During 29 years at George Washington University, this distinguished historian and exemplar of civic engagement helped transform the “great white men” school of D.C. history into today’s diverse and inclusive discipline. He mentored hundreds of students, established the Center for Washington Area Studies, co-founded the Annual Conference on D.C. History, and published dozens of articles and edited volumes in addition to the award-winning Between Justice and Beauty. As a dedicated supporter of the Historical Society, he has served on the board of trustees and was the second editor of Washington History magazine.
Previous recipients of the Visionary Historian Award include Kathryn Schneider Smith, Dr. James M. Goode, Lonnie Bunch III, and Dr. Frank Smith. The honorees for the 7th Annual Making D.C. History Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the program.
Ticket price includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
Parking: Parking is limited. The Convention Center is located within close walking distance from Mt. Vernon Square and Gallery Place metro stops, and across the street from D4, 70, 74, and DC Circulator bus stops.
**Online ticket sales end at 1:00pm on May 9th. Tickets are available at the door**