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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 […]

The Editorial Art of Lily Spandorf

Austrian-born watercolorist and journalist Lily Spandorf was known for the news illustrations she created for The Washington Star, The Christian Science Monitor,The Washington Post and other publications. Late in her career she became celebrated for recording the transformation of Washington, D.C.’s urban landscape, especially the many red-brick, late-19th-century buildings facing demolition. Gettysburg College professor Kerry […]

Full House for House History Workshops

The Kiplinger Research Library hosted nearly sixty new and veteran researchers on August 15 as part of the DC Community Heritage Project House History Day workshops.  As with the April workshops, which were held in the Washingtoniana Division at the D.C. Public Library, participants in the August event were introduced to resources for learning about […]

“Investigating Where We Live” Exhibit Opening

For the third year running, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. collaborated with the National Building Museum’s Investigating Where We Live (IWWL) program; after five weeks of research and exploration, the program’s culminating product – a year-long exhibit curated, designed and installed by local teens –  opens with a reception Friday evening July 24th at […]

Chinese Educators Visit Historical Society

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. was pleased to welcome more than twenty English teachers from China earlier this month, through a program hosted by Georgetown University’s Center for Language Education & Development. As part of the enrichment program, the teachers are spending the summer exploring American culture and history through various field trips. The […]

Making D.C. History Awards Season Launched

It’s late spring, a glorious time to be in Washington. But the season we’re really celebrating kicked off on May 27th, with the presentation of the Visionary Historian award to Dr. James M. Goode! Presented by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., the award is presented to an individual whose lifetime body of work represents […]

Two Down, Two to Come: 2015 Community Heritage Project Workshops

Produced in partnership with Humanities DC, Historic Preservation, the D.C. Public Library’s Special Collections, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., the Community Heritage Project House History workshops provide an introduction to the resources available at local repositories to help discover the stories behind buildings across the city. The two April 2015 workshops were recently […]

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 […]

Deco the Halls!

Have you seen a movie at the Uptown? Have you – or your kids or grandchildren –  taken a ride on the carousel at Glen Echo Park, or wondered about the low-lying, tiered, rounded entrance to the massive office building at 1100 New York Avenue NW? (If you haven’t yet, get thee to all three […]

Hand Over Washington History

Have you ever walked by the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square and wondered about the massive hand sculpture that sits just outside the building? Artist Jim Fauntleroy was paid $1,800 to create the piece in 1968; according to a Washington Post interview conducted the same year, he “started with the fingers and it was kind […]