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January 2018

Saturday Research Hours

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Research appointments in the Kiplinger Research Library are available by prior appointment between 10am and 1:45pm. Please email library@dchistory.org with your requested arrival time and the object IDs from the catalog of the material you would like to have access to. If requesting material from the DCPL collections currently co-located with the Historical Society, please send that request to wash.dcpl@dc.gov or 202-727-1213, again noting your requested arrival time and the material you would like to have access to.

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February 2018

Intro to House History

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is an introduction to resources about the history of houses and other buildings in Washington, D.C. The workshop provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about the information in microfilm resources (including city directories and tax assessment records), digital resources (such as the building permits database and related History Quest platform), and real estate atlases. Access to the reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th…

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March 2018

Design Inspiration from the Archives

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is designed to spark creative re-use of historical material. The collections are a goldmine for design inspiration. In this workshop, attendees will gain inspiration from collections ranging from Victorian dance cards to mid-century modern government docs, punk rock posters to 1940s restaurant menus, gold-inlaid bindings to mod fashions. Let the typography and ornament inspire your next creative project! Access to the reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th…

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April 2018

Intro to House History

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is an introduction to resources available for discovering the history of houses and other buildings here in D.C. This is an opportunity to learn about information found in microfilm resources (including city directories and tax assessment records), digital resources (such as the building permits database and related History Quest platform), and real estate atlases. Access to the reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th…

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May 2018

D.C. 1968

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is an introduction to resources for researching and learning about D.C. in 1968. 2018 marks 50 years since Washington, D.C., and many other urban areas around the nation exploded in civil disturbances in the wake of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But as noted at the 2017 D.C. History Conference, D.C. in 1968 was about much more than the civil disturbances. The workshop serves as an introduction to resources relating to many aspects of…

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