Know Your Neighborhood
Know Your Neighborhood is an ongoing series of programs exploring the history of D.C. neighborhoods, a collaboration between DC Public Library's Washingtoniana Division and neighborhood libraries. Each season a different branch will host a series of programs, highlighting the communities it serves.
Summer 2013: Anacostia | Spring 2013: Mt. Pleasant
Historic Hillsdale: A Freedman’s Village
Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m.
A Lecture by Dianne Dale
Researching Your House History
Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.
A Workshop with Michele Casto of Washingtoniana and Anne McDonough of the DC Historical Society
Pre-Family Reunion Oral History & Genealogy Workshop
Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Discover your roots with Washingtoniana Librarians Kelly Navies and Kenneth Despertt
Frederick Douglass' Anacostia
Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m.
A Lecture by John Muller
Anacostia: Community in Transition
Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m.
A Panel Discussion about Change, Past, Present and Future
Eureka and Green Willow Parks
Black Amusement Parks East of the Anacostia
Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
A Lecture by Patsy Fletcher
Good Hope Road Corridor: A Neighborhood Tour of Historic Anacostia
Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m.
With Local Historian Kalem Umrani
Spring 2013: Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library
Mary Henderson and the Making of Meridian Hill
A Lecture by Kim Prothro Williams
Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
The Rise and Fall and Rise of Columbia Heights
A Lecture by Brian Kraft
Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Preserving Community Stories
An Oral History Workshop with Kelly Navies
Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
Historic Bridges of Rock Creek Park
A Lecture by John DeFerrari
Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant: An Historical Overview
A Lecture by Mara Cherkasky
Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m.
Researching your House History
A Workshop with Washingtoniana Staff
Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Walking Tour of Mt. Pleasant
With Historian Mara Cherkasky
Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m.
Adams Morgan: A Story of Diversity and Change
A Lecture by Olivia Cadaval
Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.