Posts tagged Carnegie Library

2016 Wrap-up, 2017 Lift-Off!

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While library services were on hiatus this past fall and as limited services returned at the beginning of the new year, the small but mighty Historical Society staff were far from idle.  Aided by incredible colleagues at partner institutions such as the National Building Museum, the Newseum, The George Washington University Museum – The Textile […]

Historic Carnegie Library Building Tours

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Ever wonder about the history of the Carnegie Library on Mt. Vernon Square? In 1999, the U.S. Congress entrusted the building to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. for 100 years. Join us for a FREE guided tour of the building and learn about the more than 115 years of history of the Carnegie Library. […]

Lonnie Bunch to Receive Visionary Historian Award from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

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Award to be presented Thursday, May 26 at the Historical Society’s 122nd Anniversary Celebration WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is honored to announce that Lonnie G. Bunch III is the third recipient of the Visionary Historian Award. The Visionary Historian award is presented to an individual whose lifetime body of work represents […]

Tip of the CAP: The Great Rehousing Project

The Ephemera Collection has been stored in filing cabinets for years. The CAP report recommended rehousing the entire collection.

The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part IV of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. (Here are Part I, Part II, and Part III).  One of the recommendations made in the report was the rehousing of the Ephemera Collection. We’re so […]

Local History Comes Alive During 4-Day Annual Conference

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“Making New Washingtons: Historical Consciousness in a Transforming City” is the theme for the 41st Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies, the city’s premier annual presentation of new academic and community-based research about the history of our nation’s capital. Hosted by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) in collaboration with the D.C. Public Library […]

New HSW Banners Up Around Mt. Vernon Square

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Just in time for next week’s Making D.C. History Awards on November 5 (get your tickets!) and the Smithsonian’s Save Our African American Treasures program on November 8 and 9,  the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has put up new banners around its home in the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. The new blue-and-red […]

HSW Continues to Flourish at Carnegie Library Despite Cancellation of Spy Museum Plans

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In response to today’s decision by Events DC and the International Spy Museum to cancel their plans for a relocation of the Spy Museum to Mt. Vernon Square, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) wishes to clarify that this will in no way affect the continuation of the Society’s current programming and public use […]

Tip of the CAP: Immediate Action

Tip of the CAP: Immediate Action

The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part III of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. (Here are Part I and Part II).  Here’s a look at a few of the initial recommendations made during the CAP site visit, and the actions […]

Tip of the CAP: The Site Visit

Tip of the CAP: The Site Visit

The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part II of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. (Here’s Part I). Let’s take a general look at how the site visit works. Consultants Michael Henry and Wendy Jessup have a long history of partnering […]

Tip of the CAP: The HSW Conservation Assessment

Tip of the CAP: The HSW Conservation Assessment

The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part I of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. The Society is one of three D.C.-based institutions to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. (The Heurich House Museum and the National Museum for […]

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