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Hot Topic: Exploring the D.C. Fire & EMS Museum

How long does it take you to get ready to leave the house? Consider this: In the 1800s, it took fire horses less than 30 seconds to get out the door and be on their way to an emergency. All while pulling a steam engine weighing several tons! You can see a beautiful example of […]

Upcoming Talk & Tour at the DC Fire & EMS Museum

Upcoming Talk & Tour at the DC Fire & EMS Museum

  How’s this for an awesome acronym tongue-twister: This fall the HSW and the AOI met with the FFA in the DCFEMSM in Engine Co.3! Or rather, in the 150th year of the D.C. Fire & EMS Department, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and the Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C., presented the Friendship […]

Deco the Halls!

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 […]

Family History Festival Brings Crowds

Family History Festival Brings Crowds

A team of two volunteers and two staff members from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. joined representatives from the D.C. Archives, the Prince George’s County Genealogical Society, and more than a dozen other organizations at the inaugural Maryland State Archives Family History Festival, held on October 4 in Annapolis, Md. More than 500 people […]

HSW Hosts Discussion on Latino History

HSW Hosts Discussion on Latino History

On September 27, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) hosted a discussion to foster dialogue and identify various initiatives in the local D.C. community that collect and preserve Latino culture. Moderated by HSW Executive Director John Suau, the “Preserving Latino Heritage in the Nation’s Capital,” panel participants included Anne Garcia, clinical social worker/therapist and […]