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Lonnie Bunch to Receive Visionary Historian Award from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Award to be presented Thursday, May 26 at the Historical Society’s 122nd Anniversary Celebration WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is honored to announce that Lonnie G. Bunch III is the third recipient of the Visionary Historian Award. The Visionary Historian award is presented to an individual whose lifetime body of work represents […]

For the Record Exhibit Opens April 22

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 […]

Deadline Approaching to Submit Artworks to For the Record

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s juried competition and exhibition, “For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.”, is accepting submissions of artwork and photography through February 1. This exciting new program will help to capture and preserve scenes of the District’s changing cityscape. Co-sponsors include the DC Preservation League and the Capitol Hill Art League. The […]

Historical Society Receives City Fund Grant to Initiate Digital Collections Project

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region awarded the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. a grant from the City Fund to help begin digitizing its collections. The grant funds the creation of a plan to digitize many of the organization’s historic collections and begin the digitization process. The Historical Society, founded in 1894, has […]

Local History Comes Alive During 4-Day Annual Conference

“Making New Washingtons: Historical Consciousness in a Transforming City” is the theme for the 41st Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies, the city’s premier annual presentation of new academic and community-based research about the history of our nation’s capital. Hosted by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) in collaboration with the D.C. Public Library […]

HSW and Partners to Capture D.C.’s Changing Landscape Through Art

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) announces the launch of “For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.”, a new program to capture and preserve scenes of the District’s built environment. Co-sponsors include the DC Preservation League, the Capitol Hill Art League, and the National Building Museum. The initiative seeks submissions of paintings and photography for […]

HSW Explores the History of Dunbar High School at Documentary Screening

Dunbar High School

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will present a screening of the documentary film The Dunbar Legacy: Passing the Torch of Excellence on Saturday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Admission is free. The first public high school for African Americans, Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School is […]

Recipients of 2014 Making D.C. History Awards Announced

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) announced that the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and the Washington Blade newspaper will be the 2014 recipients of the group’s annual Making D.C. History Awards, which honors the people and organizations that have helped shape the nation’s capital. The awards ceremony will be held at the Society’s […]

HSW Continues to Flourish at Carnegie Library Despite Cancellation of Spy Museum Plans

In response to today’s decision by Events DC and the International Spy Museum to cancel their plans for a relocation of the Spy Museum to Mt. Vernon Square, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) wishes to clarify that this will in no way affect the continuation of the Society’s current programming and public use […]