Posts tagged program

Washington Blade and the Cafriz Foundation Receive Making D.C. History Awards

On November 5, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. presented the 2014 Making D.C. History Awards to the Washington Blade and the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. The Blade’s inaugural 1969 issue represented a watershed moment in the history of Washington D.C.’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities that it has continued to serve for […]

Crowds Surge for HSW-Smithsonian Treasures Program

Crowds Surge for HSW-Smithsonian Treasures Program

On November 8th and 9th, the Historical Society and the Smithsonian Institution hosted  “Save Our African American Treasures,” a program initiative of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). While the final tally isn’t yet available, estimates indicate that at least five hundred people turned out for the two-day event. The “Save […]

GWU Freshmen Take a Literary Walk through Washington

While intensive programs such as Discover D.C. can provide a crash course in local history to large groups, on a more regular basis the Society’s Research Services Librarian, Laura Barry, works with individual professors to craft library orientations and research sessions that explore topics tied to specific syllabi. This year the Society has welcomed several […]

HSW Hosts Discussion on Latino History

HSW Hosts Discussion on Latino History

On September 27, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (HSW) hosted a discussion to foster dialogue and identify various initiatives in the local D.C. community that collect and preserve Latino culture. Moderated by HSW Executive Director John Suau, the “Preserving Latino Heritage in the Nation’s Capital,” panel participants included Anne Garcia, clinical social worker/therapist and […]

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).