Most of Washington’s streets are named with the well-known alpha-numeric system with diagonal avenues named for states. But what about the street names outside the alphabetic grid? Where did they get their names? The Historical Society answers your question in the Washington City Paper‘s Answer Issue. Learn about D.C.’s street names and other often-asked questions about […]
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Washington Post columnist John Kelly spotlighted the 41st Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies, which kicks off with tonight’s lecture and opening reception at 6 p.m. Check out Kelly’s article and register for the conference, which runs Thursday through Sunday at the Carnegie Library Building. Here’s a look at the full program about all things D.C.! About the Conference […]
The BBC News quoted Washington History managing editor Jane Freundel Levey in a recent piece, “Washington, D.C. from murder capital to boomtown.” Reporter Aidan Lewis spent several days this spring and summer at the Kiplinger Research Library and worked extensively with Research Services Librarian Laura Barry in gathering background material for the article.
The Washington Post, via “John Kelly’s Washington,” recently featured William DeCosta, a retired local librarian who has compiled several indices which he subsequently donated to the Society. The latest donation, “Hoboes and Tramps in the 1890s,” is available on microfilm (MS 0798) and as well as an abridged printed version (P 5168).
“Open House,” a blog initiative of Washingtonian Magazine, recently highlighted local repositories which help homeowners and other researchers uncover the histories of the District’s buildings. The post, “How to Uncover Your Home’s History,” by Maddy Berner, mentions the Society’s house history workshops (next up: August 23rd’s collaboration with the Humanities Council and the D.C. Public […]
For anyone who might have missed our 120th Birthday Party, John Kelly was gracious enough to give us a write-up in the Washington Post. Here’s to the next 120 years alongside of our friends and supporters! Video of Kathy’s remarks will be made available soon.