Posts tagged D.C.

Highlights from Washington History: Desegregating D.C.’s Girl Scouts

“The process of racial inclusion and desegregation in the Girls Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital highlights the messiness, and push and pull, of the fight for equality in the Nation’s Capital.” Miya Carey, “Becoming “a Force for Desegregation,” The Girl Scouts and Civil Rights in the Nation’s Capital.” Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in […]

National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is a relatively new holiday celebrated the Saturday before Thanksgiving. It began in 2000 as a day encouraging adoption finalizations and to raise awareness of the children in the foster care system still waiting for permanent homes. To highlight D.C.’s own history with adoption we chose our German Orphan Home of the […]

For the Record: Picturing D.C. to open at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s annual juried exhibit For the Record (Nov. 9, 2017 to March 2018) documents D.C.’s evolving urban landscape through the eyes of local artists. The exhibit will be presented at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in Foggy Bottom while the Historical Society awaits the […]

Photo Walks Launch D.C. Documentary Efforts This Fall as Part of Street Photography Series

Photo Walks Launch D.C. Documentary Efforts This Fall as Part of Street Photography Series

This Fall the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will be offering a slate of photo walks as part the Street Photography Series – an effort to encourage active documentation of Washington, D.C. in each of its eight wards. Run as workshops, the photo walks emphasize skills relating to historic documentation, photography and painting while learning about […]