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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 […]

Hands On Learning at the Historical Society

Hands On Learning at the Historical Society

The beginning of the traditional summer break is a great time to look back at the at the educational programming the Historical Society of Washington, D.C, has provided this past year to elementary, high school and college students. Thanks to incredible support from a private foundation, a 150-year-old civic organization, and individual donors, it has […]

SEED Students Take on National History Day

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It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week! Yesterday and today we’re 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. Teacher Bill Stevens, who has long brought his students to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., this year required his juniors and seniors […]

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 […]

Front of House: How May We Help?

What will you discover among the collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.?

Front of House is an occasional series where we’ll highlight some of the public services provided by the staff and volunteers of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., as well as post about the eternal quest to fulfill reference queries that have us intrigued, delighted – or, in some cases, stumped. We’re kicking off this […]

GWU Freshmen Take a Literary Walk through Washington

Undergrads from The George Washington University look over a 1862 pamphlet.

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 […]

Incoming Freshmen ‘Discover D.C.’

Incoming Freshmen ‘Discover D.C.’

On August 20th and 21st the Historical Society hosted nearly 80 incoming freshmen from American University, presenting themes, concepts and resources to help develop the student’s appreciation for and understanding of their new home: Washington, D.C. Discover DC, an orientation program developed by American University, is an “opportunity for new AU students to learn about […]

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