by Borderstan.com June 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm 0

The Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). (Image: HCWDC Web site.)

The Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). (Image: HCWDC Web site.)

This should be interesting. Tomorrow night (Wednesday), the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, is sponsoring a forum on the transformation of Washington over the past 30 years.

The forum panel consists of four DC mayors: Barry, Pratt, Williams and Fenty. The forum title is “Conversations on Great Streets with the 4 Living Mayor’s of Washington.”

Time is 6 to 8 p.m. at the Historical Society of Washington at 801 K Street NW. Please RSVP.

by Borderstan.com January 18, 2009 at 9:24 am 0

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center. (Photo by Luis Gomez Photos.)

Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW: The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center. (Photo by Luis Gomez Photos.)

From Logan Circle News on Yahoo! Groups (you can sign up for email updates)… events at The Historical Society of Washington, DC. The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is located at 801 K Street NW, at Mount Vernon Square. All events are free unless otherwise indicated. For more information, visit the Society’s Web site or call (202) 383-1850.

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by Borderstan.com December 7, 2008 at 8:12 am 0

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center. (Photo by Luis Gomez Photos.)

Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW: The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center. (Photo by Luis Gomez Photos.)

From the Dupont Forum on Yahoo! Groups, some events this week at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (more…)

by Borderstan.com November 30, 2008 at 10:53 am 0

Courtesy of Dupont Forum on Yahoo! Groups… two events next weekend at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

  • Saturday, December 6 at 3 p.m.: Performance by bell ringers, Mitchell Ringers (adults) and Jubilee Ringers (7th graders). Includes 7-octave hand bells and choir chimes.
  • Sunday, December 7 at 2:30 p.m.: Author lecture, Patricia Daly-Lipe discusses her book “Forbidden Loves,” about life in Paris between the First and Second World Wars.

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is located at 801 K Street NW (Mount Vernon Square Metro stop). All events are free unless otherwise indicated. For more information, visit the Web site or call 202 383-1800.

by Borderstan.com November 9, 2008 at 9:10 am 0

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center. (Photo by Luis Gomez Photos.)

Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW: The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center. (Photo by Luis Gomez Photos.)

At the Historical Society of Washington, DC, this week:

Tuesday, Nov. 11, noon – film, “Men of Bronze: The American Heroes of WW I.”

  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. – lecture & discussion, “Forgotten Soldiers: The District’s Black Doughboys of WW I.”
  • Thursday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Nov. 15 – Washington Studies Conference, examination of local history and institutions through group discussions, lectures and films. Admission $10; $5 for students and seniors.
  • Sunday, Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. – lecture, “Unbuilt Washington: The City as it Might Have Been, with author Don Hawkins.

More Information

by Borderstan.com November 2, 2008 at 8:56 am 0

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center.

Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW: The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center.

From Logan Circle News on Yahoo! Groups… a look at what’s happening this week at The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Continuing Exhibits

  • Through December 15: “Riots are the Language of the Unheard,” exploring issues that led to the 1968 riots.
  • Through December 15: “Frank Smith: 40 Years Since the Riots,” works from the Black Arts movement.

This Week

  • Wednesday, November at noon: film, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”
  • Saturday, November 8 at noon: film, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”
  • Sunday, November 9 at 2:30 p.m.: lecture, “Black Men Built the Capitol,” with author Jesse Holland of the Associated Press.

More Information

  • The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is located at 801 K Street NW at Mount Vernon Square.
  • All events are free unless otherwise indicated.
  • For more details, visit the Web site at or call (202) 383-1850.

by Borderstan.com October 26, 2008 at 10:53 am 1,151 0

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center.

Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW: The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center.

From Logan Circle News on Yahoo! Groups… a look at what’s happening this week at The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

 

Continuing Exhibits

  • Through December 15: “Riots are the Language of the Unheard,” exploring issues that led to the 1968 riots.
  • Through December 15: “Frank Smith: 40 Years Since the Riots,” works from the Black Arts movement.

This Week

  • Wednesday October 29 at 6:30 p.m.: “The Historic Campaign: Barack Obama in Photos,” book signing and discussion with the authors.
  • Saturday November 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: “Day of the Dead Celebration.”

More Information

  • The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is located at 801 K Street NW at Mount Vernon Square.
  • All events are free unless otherwise indicated.
  • For more details, visit the Web site at  or call (202) 383-1850.

by Borderstan.com October 13, 2008 at 8:36 am 0

 

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center.

Mount Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW: The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is housed in this 1902 Beaux-Arts building. It also houses the Kiplinger Research Library and National Music Center. (Image from Luis Gomez Photos, One Photograph A Day.)

Here’s a look at what’s happening this week at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, courtesy of Logan Circle News on Yahoo! Groups. You can sign up to be part of the group and to receive regular e-mail updates.

This Week at the Historical Society of Washington, DC

  • Through Dec. 15: Frank Smith: “40 Years Since the Riots,” collection of Smith’s art.
  • Through Oct. 15: Latino Art Beat – works by aspiring high school students.
  • PRESENTE: photographs and memorabilia from D.C.’s Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
  • Tuesday, Oct 14, noon: film, “The Night James Brown Saved Boston.”
  • Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m,: lecture, “1968 Then and Now.”
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon: film, “Through Our Eyes,” 30 Years of the D.C. Latino Story.
  • Wendesday, Oct 15, 12:45 p.m.: film, “Frida.”
  • Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.: lecture, “Not Your Grandmother’s Canning,” pickling for dinner.
  • Saturday, Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m.: film, Muxe’s: “Authentic, Intrepid Seekers of Danger.”

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is located at 801 K St. NW at Mt. Vernon Square. All events are free unless otherwise indicated. For more detailed information, visit the website or call 202 383-1850.

by Borderstan.com September 20, 2008 at 4:07 pm 0

From Logan Circle News, here is a roundup of events this coming week at the Historical Society of Washington, DC.

  • The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is located at 801 K St. NW at Mt. Vernon Square.
  • All events are free and open to the public.
  • Go to www.historydc.org for detailed calendar information or call (202) 383-1850.

Wednesday, September 24 at Noon
Film: “Under the Same Moon.”

  • Nine-year-old Carlos aka Carlitos is one of the countless children left behind by parents who come to the U.S. seeking a way to provide for their families.

Wednesday, September 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
“The Business of Go-Go”

  • “The Business of Go-Go” panel discussion will foster critical analysis of the problem and be an open forum to discuss new ideas and approaches to promote Go-Go music beyond Washington, D.C.

Thursday, September 25, Noon.
Film: “Calle 54.”

  • Named after New York’s 54th street where most of the studio filming was done, Calle 54 is a gift from director Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”) to lovers of Latin Jazz everywhere, featuring 90 minutes of music by some of the idiom’s finest artists.

Saturday, September 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
“Growing an Organic Lawn.”

  • Yes, you can have an organic lawn. Paul Tukey, founder of SafeLawns.org, is on a mission to reduce pesticide usage across the country, one lawn and garden at a time.

Saturday, September 27, 2 to 4 p.m.
“Create A Negro Baseball League Card.”

  • To begin, participants will take a guided tour of the Negro Baseball League Exhibitions. Following the tour, visual artist Camilla Younger will show participants how to create a personal baseball card.

Sunday, September 28, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
“An Anecdotal Look at Washington, D.C. History.”

  • Author Anthony Pitch Pitch shows maps and tells tales about the great plans for this country’s capital city, some realized, others not.
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