DC Oral History Collaborative

DCOHCLogo(SampleVersion)HumanitiesDC and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. are proud to announce the

DC Oral History Collaborative!

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 scholars and amateur historians to launch new oral history projects, and an interactive, accessible platform where the city’s memories can benefit residents and scholars for generations to come.

Over the next month, HumanitiesDC and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will host three public meetings to announce the DC Oral History Collaborative!

Attendees will be able to:

– Meet the Oral History Collaborative team and hear plans for its first year
– Contribute your ideas for historical questions to consider and interesting people to interview
– Learn how to apply for funding for a DC Oral History Collaborative project
– Learn how to be a trained oral history interview volunteer
– Meet neighbors who are also interested in oral history and community heritage.

Meeting 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Room A-5
February 13, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Open to the public with a focus on individuals and organizations that have been involved in the DC Living Heritage Network. A very small portion of this meeting will be used to update attendees on the DC Cultural Plan.

Meeting 2
Southeast Library, SOE Meeting Room
February 21
, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Meeting 3
Benning Library, Large Meeting Room

March 9, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.


This initiative is led in partnership with the DC Public Library and HumanitiesDC.