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November 2017

44th Annual Conference on D.C. History

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm EDT
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

Echo & Resonance: 1968 The 2017 conference examines the 50th anniversary of the civil unrest of 1968. The conference sessions will explore 1968 and the civil unrest as a pivotal moment in the history of the District, the history of activism in the area, and the dynamics race, politics, governance, and history played in the events. How does 1968 resonate today? LEARN MORE About the Conference The 44th Annual Conference on D.C. History is a collaboration between The George Washington…

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The Grocery Shopping Evolution in the D.C. Region, 1880–Present

November 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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In the 1930s, stores like Piggly Wiggly, Sanitary Grocery, and District Grocery allowed Washington area consumers to select their food from store shelves, a novel idea at a time when shoppers had to wait for a clerk to gather their orders. This concept continues to evolve even today, with self-checkout machines at Giant and the ability to stock your shopping cart remotely using online shopping services. Join Diana Kohn, president of Historic Takoma, as she explores how shopping for food has changed over…

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December 2017

DCOHC Community Meeting

December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
D.C. Public Library – Mt. Pleasant, 3160 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20010 United States

After a successful pilot year, the DC Oral History Collaborative is coming back to you, the residents of Washington, DC, to report on the work of the project and to seek additional input regarding topics and/or potential interviewees. The DC Oral History Collaborative is an ambitious city-wide initiative to document and preserve the history of Washington’s residents and communities through the collection of oral histories. The project will survey and publicize existing oral history collections, provide grants and training for…

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DCOHC Partner Celebration/Grantee Showcase

December 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Busboys and Poets – 14th Street, 2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

Last summer, the DC Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) partnered with 10 local organizations and individuals to produce exciting new oral history projects around the city. Join HumanitiesDC at this FREE event to find out what our community partner oral historians learned about the city through their narrators, and what they learned about oral history through the process. Projects Include: Buzzard Point Oral History Project Race and Cultural Identity in Latino DC - Collective Memory and the Mt. Pleasant Riots Black…

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DCOHC Partnership Grants Workshop

December 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Benning Neighborhood Library, 3935 Benning Rd NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States

Help preserve the unique stories of Washington, DC residents by applying for a DC Oral History Collaborative partnership grant! This opportunity provides financial and capacity building resources to community organizations and individuals (“partners”) interested in conducting oral history projects. Potential projects may focus on: neighborhoods, social organizations, political history, labor, faith-based groups, cultural trends, historic events, or other themes that lend themselves to oral history as a tool for research and preservation. Partnership proposals will be reviewed in February, and…

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January 2018

Tudor Place: America’s Story Lives Here

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW
Washington, DE 20007 United States

Georgetown Library Date: January 13, 2018 Time: 1:00 p.m. The DC Public Library's Peabody Room presents former Tudor Place Executive Director Leslie L. Buhler who will discuss the nearly three centuries of history revealed in the stories of Georgetown's Tudor Place, a National Historic Landmark, through its people, architecture and contents. LEARN MORE

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