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Plans for Restoration of the Historic Carnegie Library Underway: Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and D.C. Public Library Special Collections on Hiatus

Plans for Restoration of the Historic Carnegie Library Underway: Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and D.C. Public Library Special Collections on Hiatus

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. offices, research services, and exhibits will go on hiatus at the end of the day on Friday, July 7. Also, the D.C. Public Library’s Special Collections-Washingtoniana services located at the Historical Society will close to plan and prepare for the restoration of the Carnegie Library. Services will resume in the early fall […]

Historic Carnegie Building Tour

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

Historic Carnegie Building Tour

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

Welcome, Washingtoniana!

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The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is thrilled to welcome staff and collections from the Washingtoniana Division of the DC Public Library to the Kiplinger Research Library! It’s a homecoming of sorts – when the Washingtoniana Division was founded in 1905, DCPL was headquartered here in the historic Carnegie Library, and remained until the Martin […]

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 […]

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Policewoman directs traffic at 7th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW, ca. 1918. Photo by Zaccheus Spratt. (ZSI 132A)