Over the past six years, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has honored 27 Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions to our community have helped create, define, and preserve our city’s identity. On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the Historical Society will welcome more history makers to the growing list of distinguished recipients of the Making D.C. History Award.


History Award Winners 2017

Past Honorees

Event Details

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Newseum at the Knight Conference Center
Honoree Cocktail Reception, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Seated Dinner & Awards, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Tickets are available via Eventbrite: $250 for members, $300 for non-members. Ticket price includes VIP reception and seated dinner. Parking available at the Newseum.

Making D.C. History Partners


Become an award sponsor! Our partners support both the Making D.C. History Awards and the Visionary Historian Award. Sponsorships include tickets to both events and many advertising opportunities. For details, please view the History Awards Sponsorship Packet or contact Katrina Ingraham at


About the Making D.C. History Awards

Each year, the Historical Society recognizes local individuals, families, and organizations whose enduring contributions to our community help create, define, and preserve our city’s heritage. Started in 2012 as the Legacy Families of Washington, past recipients created new award categories to recognize the important contributions of D.C.’s local businesses, civic leaders, community members, non-profits, and historians. The awards are the Historical Society’s premier event that helps raise funds to support its important mission.




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