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Exhibit of Vintage D.C. Postcards feature Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Collections

Exhibit of Vintage D.C. Postcards feature Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Collections

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 […]

“Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017” Opens @ NBM

“Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017” Opens @ NBM

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 […]

Best Photo Exhibits of 2016

Best Photo Exhibits of 2016

By Louis Jacobson | Washington City Paper, December 28, 2016 Read Louis Jacobson’s article.    

DISTRICT II Walking Tour: Billy Luck’s Downtown

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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 […]

Interview/Discussion: The Lily Spandorf I Knew

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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 […]

Preview: Exposed DC at Carnegie Library

Preview: Exposed DC at Carnegie Library

By Elisabeth Grant | DCist, March 7, 2016 Read Elisabeth Grant’s article.

reVISION / reVIEW Exhibit Programming Schedule Launched

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 […]

On the Record with For the Record

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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 […]

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 […]

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