Posts tagged programs

2016 Wrap-up, 2017 Lift-Off!

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While library services were on hiatus this past fall and as limited services returned at the beginning of the new year, the small but mighty Historical Society staff were far from idle.  Aided by incredible colleagues at partner institutions such as the National Building Museum, the Newseum, The George Washington University Museum – The Textile […]

Personal Archiving: Digital Photography Workshops

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The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. counts many magnificent personal photograph albums among the collections, documenting the up-close-and-personal of D.C. residents as well as tourists through the years. And while print albums come with their own slew of preservation concerns, in some ways they’re easier to deal with than the mountain of digital files that are currently […]

reVISION / reVIEW Exhibit Programming Schedule Launched

On September 23rd the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., opened a new exhibition,  reVISION: THINKING BIG and reVIEW: Looking Back. (For images from opening night, check us out on Facebook). And on Tuesday September 29th, exhibit programming kicks off with a look at bygone Washington through the resources of the Kiplinger Research Library! Join the […]

A little bit of this, a little bit of THAT

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THAT Summer, led by educators Patrick Cronin and Thomas Neville, is a collaborative initiative that integrates the humanities and technology. This summer’s iteration builds on existing archival materials, available at local repositories such as the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., to create an original digital humanities research project about the April 1968, Riots. The participants, […]

Making D.C. History Awards Season Launched

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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 […]

Raising A Toast to DC

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It’s 8 o’clock on a Friday – and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s home in the Carnegie Library is buzzing, the evening well on its way to hosting several hundred in-the-know culture-and-beer-seeking revelers. On May 8, in partnership with the Smithsonian Associates, the Historical Society hosted the Smithsonian at 8’s Toast to D.C., a […]

Masters in Making History Come Alive

Anna Reiter, Brianne Roth, Zach Klitzman, Sydney Johnson and Elise Fariello, all candidates for master's degrees in public history at American University, have contributed considerable time and energy to the efforts of the Historical Society during their tenure at AU.

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week! Today and tomorrow we’ll be posting about local teachers who champion the humanities in general and D.C. history specifically by partnering with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Today we’d like to send out a shout-out to Kathy Franz, assistant professor of history and Director of Public History at American […]

Third Grade Historians Take Historical Society by Storm

Third Grade Historians Take Historical Society by Storm

Fifty students, thirteen adults, three activities, one special collections library: For a day in March, the Kiplinger Research Library transformed into an expeditionary classroom as Two Rivers Public Charter School students received a hands-on introduction to circa 1850-1900 Washington, D.C. While the Historical Society hosts high school and college classes for orientations and research sessions, […]

Local History Comes Alive During 4-Day Annual Conference

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“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 Explores the History of Dunbar High School at Documentary Screening

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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 […]

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