Posts tagged collections

Historical Society of Washington, D.C. historian, Jane Levey, highlights the significance of D.C.’s Old Post Office

Historical Society of Washington, D.C. historian, Jane Levey, highlights the significance of D.C.’s Old Post Office

Jenna Lee Gets Exclusive Tour of Old Post Office Clock Tower Happening Now | Fox News Insider, April 21, 2017. Watch the interview with Jane Levey and the tour from Fox News Insider. 

Collections Workshop: Slavery & Citizenship

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In partnership with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s production of Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ play An Octoroon, the Kiplinger Research Library at the Carnegie Library will host a collections workshop on slavery and Emancipation. Join us on Saturday June 11th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. as we explore how archival records frame our understanding of slavery. Participants will […]

Lily Spandorf Collections Workshop

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Join Library & Collections Director Anne McDonough and Washington History managing editor and For the Record: the Art of Lily Spandorf exhibit curator Jane Freundel Levey for a hands-on look at Spandorf’s archives and selected additional works from her Washington Never More collection. Held in the Historical Society’s Kiplinger Research Library, on the second floor […]

HSW@MoMA

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At the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. it’s always thrilling to see how researchers – academics, artists, architects, writers, house history buffs and hobbyists alike – make use of the collections that the Society holds in trust for the public. The reference staff, along with our incredible cast of volunteers and interns, love holding hot-off-the-press […]

For the Record Exhibit Opens April 22

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The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s juried competition and exhibition, “For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.”, opens April 22 in the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. This exciting new program preserves scenes of the District’s changing cityscape. The 75 winning artworks feature places such as the McMillan Sand Filtration site, historic Anacostia, the Carnegie […]

Historical Society Artifacts Now On Exhibit at the Smithsonian

This 1862 topographical map shows the area's Civil War-era forts.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is proud to have several pieces from its collection on loan to the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, including archaeological artifacts, ephemera, a family bible, and more, as part of the Museum’s new exhibit.  Opening on Monday February 2, How the Civil War Changed Washington, “focuses on the social and […]

Historical Society Receives City Fund Grant to Initiate Digital Collections Project

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The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region awarded the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. a grant from the City Fund to help begin digitizing its collections. The grant funds the creation of a plan to digitize many of the organization’s historic collections and begin the digitization process. The Historical Society, founded in 1894, has […]

Backstage: The Down Side of Framing

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Backstage is an occasional series covering the behind-the-scenes actions that are part of collections care. We’ll delve into the decisions regarding rehousing collections of all kinds, and explore different methods of collections processing, from manuscripts to panoramic photographs to ephemera. We’ll tackle the tug of war between preservation concerns, the commitment to access for researchers […]

Deco the Halls!

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Have you seen a movie at the Uptown? Have you – or your kids or grandchildren –  taken a ride on the carousel at Glen Echo Park, or wondered about the low-lying, tiered, rounded entrance to the massive office building at 1100 New York Avenue NW? (If you haven’t yet, get thee to all three […]

Crowds Surge for HSW-Smithsonian Treasures Program

Crowds Surge for HSW-Smithsonian Treasures Program

On November 8th and 9th, the Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution hosted  “Save Our African American Treasures,” a program initiative of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). While the final tally isn’t yet available, estimates indicate that at least five hundred people turned out for the two-day event. The “Save […]

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