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Bridges of Washington by Boat

Donald Beekman Myer, FAIA, GuideSeptember 23, 20173:30PM – 6:00PM Washington’s bridges, monuments, and scenery are best seen from the Potomac. Early wooden bridges were swept away by floods, set alight by steamboat sparks, and ravaged by war. The spectacular, wooden Georgetown Aqueduct carried C & O Canal barges across to Alexandria. One of the earliest […]

Guided Tour of DC Fire and EMS Museum

Join the Historical Society for a lively discussion and tour of the D.C. Fire & EMS Museum! Housed on the third floor of historic Engine Co. 3, the DC Fire and EMS Museum and the Friendship Fire Association was officially chartered by the District of Columbia government in the late 1940’s. On display in the […]

Historic Carnegie Building Tour

Ever wonder about the history of the Carnegie Library on Mt. Vernon Square? Join us for a FREE guided tour of the building and learn about the more than 115 years of history of the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. Entrusted by the U.S. Congress to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. in 1999, this […]

Historic Carnegie Building Tour

Ever wonder about the history of the Carnegie Library on Mt. Vernon Square? Join us for a FREE guided tour of the building and learn about the more than 115 years of history of the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. Entrusted by the U.S. Congress to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. in 1999, this […]

Palisades Photo Walk

Grab your camera (or cameraphone) and join the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., for a guided photo walk of Ward 3’s Palisades Neighborhood, led by professional tour guide, author, and performer Dwane Starlin. Meeting location to be announced; both the beginning and end points of the walk are accessible via public transportation. This isn’t your typical […]

Guided Tour of the African American Civil War Museum

Guided Tour of the African American Civil War Museum 1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 March 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The African American Civil War Museum (AACWM) communicates the stories of the US Colored Troops through photographs, documents, and artifacts that help us understand the largely unknown role of soldiers who […]

Carnegie Building Tour: Race, Space, and the Power of Place at Mt. Vernon Square

Race, Space, and the Power of Place on Mt. Vernon Square Carnegie Library Tour Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. This experiential tour explores how race and difference impact how citizens are allowed, prohibited, or discouraged to share space. How we use public space speaks to who is seen as having “a […]

Carnegie Building Tour: Race, Space, and the Power of Place on Mt. Vernon Square

Race, Space, and the Power of Place on Mt. Vernon Square Carnegie Library Tour Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. This experiential tour explores how race and difference impact how citizens are allowed, prohibited, or discouraged to share space. How we use public space speaks to who is seen as having “a right […]

Historic Carnegie Library Building Tours

Ever wonder about the history of the Carnegie Library on Mt. Vernon Square? In 1999, the U.S. Congress entrusted the building to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. for 100 years. Join us for a FREE guided tour of the building and learn about the more than 115 years of history of the Carnegie Library. […]

HSW Hosts Tour and Workshop for Conference Attendees

On August 12th, the HSW hosted ten representatives from repositories across the country,  with the Collections Manager providing a behind-the-scenes tour of the Society’s space in the Carnegie Library building. The visitors, in town for the Society of American Archivists annual conference, received a hands-on introduction to popular collections, such as architectural photographs from the […]