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The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

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September 2017

Research Services for Historical Society and Washingtoniana Collections Resume

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwestentrance via C Street group entrance
Washington, DC 20001
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Research services for the Historical Society and Washingtoniana collections will resume on September 19, 2017, at the Historical Society's temporary location at the Newseum. Appointments to access either collection may be requested via email (library@dchistory.org and wash.dcpl@dc.gov). Entrance to the library is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance, located on C Street NW. Photo ID will be required for admission.

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Bridges of Washington by Boat

September 23 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Washington Sightseeing Cruises, 3100 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Chain Bridge

Donald Beekman Myer, FAIA, GuideSeptember 23, 20173:30PM – 6:00PMWashington’s bridges, monuments, and scenery are best seen from the Potomac. Early wooden bridges were swept away by floods, set alight by steamboat sparks, and ravaged by war. The spectacular, wooden Georgetown Aqueduct carried C & O Canal barges across to Alexandria. One of the earliest crossings, Chain Bridge, swung from chains. Some unbuilt bridges were architectural or engineering marvels, and today some need “infrastructure” conservation ASAP. This guided tour will depart…

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$250.00 - $300.00

Making D.C. History Awards 2017

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Carnegie Library, 801 K Street
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Thursday, September 28 | 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.at the Newseum555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001Over 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,…

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November 2017
$20.00 - $30.00

Archiving Digital Photography Workshop

November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
The George Washington University Museum / The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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Archiving Digital PhotographyWednesday, November 29, 20175:00 - 7:00 p.m.Using examples from the extensive analog collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and the DC Public Library's Washingtoniana Division as well as more recent digital projects, this workshop will offer tips on how to organize your digital photography files; identify best practices for digital storage; and highlight resources that can help digitize your analog photographs, such as the DCPL Memory Lab. In addition, the workshop will offer strategies for compiling the documentation necessary…

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