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The Ever Popular House History Workshop is Back Sat. Aug. 20th!

by Prince Of Petworth August 9, 2016 at 3:45 pm 7 Comments

Ed. Note: Awesome logo, yeah?

From Humanities DC:

“The DC Community Heritage Project House History Workshop gives community historians, of any skill or knowledge level, an overview of the related resources at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, the DC Public Library Washingtoniana Division, the DC Archives, and other local repositories. Participants will learn how to research the history of their own home or any other historical property.

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 work space 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!

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 you register ONLY if you are certain that you will be able to attend as space is limited and there is almost always a wait-list for the program.

When & Where
The Historical Society of Washington, DC
801 K Street, NW
2nd Floor


Session 1: Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Session 2: Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM”

  • Jst

    Can owner of this house please go to this and report back? https://www.popville.com/2016/06/more-secrets-at-the-most-interesting-house-in-dc/

    • Linds

      Was just thinking the same!

  • Bloomy

    Ugh I have to miss this every year!!!

  • AE

    This is a great workshop!
    If you’ve missed it this time (alreay sold out), get on their mailing list and you’ll be notified earlier in the day [the workshop is announced]

  • wpk_dc

    Sold out already, both sessions! This happened to me last time — sad.

  • tmcoll

    I highly recommend this workshop. I participated a few years ago and was able to find original permits from 1880 and research some of the previous owners. I learned that the original plans are at the National Archives in Maryland but have been too lazy to follow up.

    • anon

      Me too! We found all the original permits, a day to day work journal of what was completed on what day and signed off on, census info on the past owners, and even the original drawings for the house! It was so cool. I definitely recommend getting on the mailing list- that is how we managed to snag a spot as soon as it was announced.


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