Washingtoniana

House History Workshop

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 6:00 pm

This monthly hands-on workshop will teach people how to research the history of their D.C. house using primary sources in Washingtoniana. Researchers will learn to use building permits, historic maps, city directories, newspapers and other resources to find out about the building and the people associated with it.  Registration required, visit our Eventbrite page. 
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Transcribe-a-thon: Mary Church Terrell Letters

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5:00 pm

Learn more about the importance of personal letters in the eyes of history. We will view personal letters from the DC Community Archives and learn how to use the Library of Congress' Crowd site to view and transcribe letters from Mary Church Terrell.  This workshop will last two hours.