House History Workshops

Each year, more and more Washingtonians are showing an interest in researching their historic properties. Last year's House History Day was an immense success, but because space was limited, it filled up fast. 

The workshops will be held on March 30 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in the Washingtoniana Division (3rd Floor). 

Two sessions will be held:
  • Session I: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Session II: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The program guides community historians, of any skill or knowledge level, through the DC Public Library's Washingtoniana collection. Participants will learn how to research the history of their own home or any other historical property.

Professional archivists and historians will teach participants how to navigate the Washingtoniana collection of maps, building permits database, photo archives, microfilm records; the Council's Curator of Digital Collections will demonstrate the DC Digital Museum; and the program will conclude with a tour of the Kiplinger Museum at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. 

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Co-sponsored by DC Public Library Special Collections and the Humanities Council of Washington DC.