Posts tagged neighborhood history

The Fourth of July in the Nation’s Capital

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    The Fourth of July – the date that the Second Continental Congress approved the final wording of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence – is a well known date in our nation’s history.[1] How we began to celebrate and commemorate the fourth of July – and all the dates attached to the colonies declaring independence […]

Mapping and Migration

Mapping and Migration

In collaboration with the American Anthropological Association, the Anacostia Community Museum presents this family workshop designed to get people involved in the history and geography of the neighborhoods in which they live. Did you know every neighborhood has a history?  How well do you know your neighborhood’s history? Representatives from the American Anthropological Association will […]

Book Forum: “Capital Dilemma: Growth & Inequality in Washington, DC”

Book Forum: “Capital Dilemma: Growth & Inequality in Washington, DC”

Join Derek Hyra and Sabiyha Prince, co-editors of the book Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, DC along with contributing authors for a discussion of the dynamics that have shaped the rapid economic and demographic advancement of the city at the Anacostia Community Museum.  While accounting for historic disparities, mainly along racial and class […]

D.C. Plans Coordinated Oral History Project

D.C. Plans Coordinated Oral History Project

By Andrew Giambrone | Washington City Paper, May 17, 2016 Read Andrew Giambrone’s article.

Cleveland Park Historical Society Visit

In addition to the records of the Cleveland Park Historical Society (CPHS), the collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D..C. include numerous resources relating to the Cleveland Park neighborhood. This image is from the Kathleen Sinclair Wood Photograph Collection (SP 112).

It was a meeting of the Societies: Recently members of the Cleveland Park Historical Society (CPHS) spent a morning exploring the library and exhibits of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. While group visits allow for hands-on time with the collections as well as serve as an introduction to the Historical Society as a whole, […]

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