Posts tagged media mention

On the Record with For the Record

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 […]

So Where Did D.C. Get Its Street Names?

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 […]

D.C. Historical Studies Conference Preview from John Kelly

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 […]

Media Mention: BBC Quotes Washington History Managing Editor

Media Mention: BBC Quotes Washington History Managing Editor

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.

Media Mention: John Kelly Highlights Recent Donation to HSW

Media Mention: John Kelly Highlights Recent Donation to HSW

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). 

Media Mention: Washingtonian Magazine Highlights HSW Resources

Media Mention: Washingtonian Magazine Highlights HSW Resources

 “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 […]

HSW Article in the Pride Guide

HSW Article in the Pride Guide

Since 2008, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has served as the physical repository for the collections of the Rainbow History Project (RHP),  an organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting an active knowledge of the history, arts, and culture relevant to sexually diverse communities in metropolitan Washington, D.C. If you’d like to read more […]

John Kelly of the Washington Post covers the Society’s 120th Birthday

John Kelly of the Washington Post covers the Society’s 120th Birthday

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.

Washington History on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Washington History on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

The author reception on April 29th celebrated the release of the Jazz in Washington issue. The issue makes a great gift … and is getting rave reviews, as well as extensive coverage on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (click here for both audio and transcript options).