History Awards

bannerFriday, October 7, 2016

NEW LOCATION: Newseum
Knight Conference Center, 7th Floor
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Reception, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Awards Dinner and Presentation, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
After Party (1930’s/Art Deco), 9:00 – 11:30 p.m. – CANCELLED

Over the past four years, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has honored sixteen Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions to our community have helped create, define, and preserve our city’s heritage. On Friday, October 7, 2016, 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, D.C.

THE ASSOCIATION OF OLDEST INHABITANTS OF D.C.
Distinction in Historic Preservation
Accepted by William Brown
McGUIRE FAMILY
Legacy Families of Washington, D.C.
Accepted by John and Lynne T. McGuire
Nicky GorenMEYER FOUNDATION
Distinction in Local Philanthropy
Accepted by Nicky Goren, President
Michael SchafferWASHINGTONIAN
Distinction in Local Media
Accepted by Michael Schaffer, Editor
Mayor WilliamsMAYOR ANTHONY WILLIAMS
Distinction in Civic Leadership

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Event Details
Friday,
October 7, 2016

Honoree Reception
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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Champagne and hors d’oeuvres with complimentary valet parking

Awards Presentation
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

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Seated dinner and awards ceremony hosted by Wendy Rieger, NBC4 News

Flashback D.C. CANCELLED
9:00 – 11:30 p.m.

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Open bar & entertainment

The Making D.C. History Awards is an annual event that supports the mission of the Historical Society and honors it as one of the city’s most important locally focused cultural institutions. Presented by The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. at the NEWSEUM, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

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Thank You to Our Partners

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PartnershipOpportunitiesPartnership Opportunities and Advertisements
Become a partner of the Historical Society for both the Visionary Historian Award (our Spring event) and the Making D.C. History Awards (in the early fall). Opportunities include tickets to both awards events as well as related promotions and advertising. For more information, please view the PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES or contact Katrina Ingraham at 202-249-3951 or kingraham@dchistory.org. Advertisements in the final programs gives local businesses a great way to celebrate the history makers. Many sponsorship levels include ad placement, but if you would like to advertise, please contact Katrina Ingraham at kingraham@dchistory.org.

Making D.C. History Awards Committee
Jacqulyn H. Priestly*, Chair
Amanda Ohlke*
Bill Brown
Kevin Clinton*
Jane Freundel Levey
Judy Hubbard*
Julie Koczela*
Eileen Kessler*
Nikki DeJesus Sertsu*
* Member of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Board of Trustees

Past Recipients

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