THE PILOT DISTRICT PROJECT, 1968-1973 OPENS MARCH 31, 2018 In 1968, the eyes of a troubled nation were focused on Washington, D.C. After the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the ensuing widespread neighborhood destruction that followed in the District and nationwide, what would come next? Would D.C.’s political and […]
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Artist Bruce McNeil discusses the stories behind his art depicting Washington, D.C.’s Kenilworth neighborhood, part of the exhibition “For the Record: Picturing D.C.” This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required. Learn More
On Monday, July 17, 2017 the American Institute of Architects, DC (AIA|DC) held their reception for Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Washington, D.C. which opened at their District Architecture Center. The exhibit takes visitors on a visual journey through the Washington, D.C. of yesteryear using early-to-mid 20th century postcards. This exploration is comprised of […]
For the past decade, much of this National Historic Landmark, a sprawling campus of 19th- and 20th-century structures, was closed to the public. Recent efforts to redevelop the St. Elizabeths site have created new opportunities to access and understand its rich architectural legacy, as well as its potential to revitalize one of the city’s most […]
By Louis Jacobson | Washington City Paper, December 28, 2016 Read Louis Jacobson’s article.
Join the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and photographer and architectural history raconteur Chris Earnshaw for a stroll and discover the people, places and scenes of bygone downtown D.C. This gently paced 90-minute walking tour will begin and end outside the west entrance to the National Building Museum; participants are encouraged to visit the related […]
The Lily Spandorf paintings currently on display in For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf would not have been preserved had Griffin not followed up a chance encounter with the artist many years ago. Consulting Curator Jane Freundel Levey interviews Griffin on his recollections of the artist, who passed away in 2000. This program […]
By Elisabeth Grant | DCist, March 7, 2016 Read Elisabeth Grant’s article.
On September 23rd the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., opened a new exhibition, reVISION: THINKING BIG and reVIEW: Looking Back. (For images from opening night, check us out on Facebook). And on Tuesday September 29th, exhibit programming kicks off with a look at bygone Washington through the resources of the Kiplinger Research Library! Join the […]
Though we’d certainly be delighted to, rather than wax on about the newest endeavor of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., we’ll let Wendy Reiger of NBC4 tell you all about it. Reiger interviewed first place winner Cindy Vasko just before the April 22 opening reception of “For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.” The opening […]