It’s House History Workshop Time – Fills Up Fast


Ed. Note: Register Here.

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“The DC Community Heritage Project House History Workshop gives community historians, of any skill or knowledge level, an overview of the DC Public Library Washingtoniana Division’s collection. Participants will learn how to research the history of their own home or any other historical property through sessions on:

  • DC Maps – Led by historian and editor of the H-DC listserv Matthew Gilmore
  • Historic Building Permit Database – Led by historian, author, and tour leader, Brian Kraft.
  • Photo Archives and Resources of the Historical Society of Washington, DC(HSWDC) – Led by Photo Librarian at the DCPL Washingtoniana Division, Michele Casto and Anne McDonough, Library and Collections Director, HSWDC.
  • Microfilm Records – Led by historian and archivist Jerry McCoy of the DCPL Washingtoniana Division
  • Neighborhood Context/DC Digital Museum – Led by Jasper Collier, Curator of Digital Collections, Humanities DC.
The Humanities DC office is located in a small row house at 925 U Street, NW just across the street from the African American Civil War Memorial. Our little workspace was once home to generations of Washingtonians! Thanks to the incredible resources in the DC Public Library’s Washingtoniana Division, and the Historical Society of Washington, DC we know that the house was:
  • Built in 1878;
  • Owned by Mary A. Kuehling;
  • Built for an estimated $3000 (roughly $67,000 in 2010 dollars);
  • And occupied as a semi-detached family home.
And that is just the beginning! Come to a House History Day workshop to find out more about how you can trace the lineage of your historic DC house or apartment building, and the history of those who once lived there!
Please note that lunch will be provided for session I between 12:00pm and 12:30pm
Lunch for session II will be served Between 12:30 and 1pm.
House History Day will consist of two identical workshops. Please register for ONLY ONE of the workshops. Although the workshops are free and open to the public, we ask that youregister ONLY if you are certain that you will be able to attend as space is limited and there is almost always a waitlist for the program.”

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