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August 2020

Windows For Your Historic House: Making Informed Choices

August 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Whether or not your house is subject to design review by the City, there are a host of concerns most of us have--maybe even some we should have but don't--when it comes to our windows. In this presentation we will look at issues of comfort, operation, energy efficiency, safety, cost, maintenance, and appearance. Neither repair of ... Read more

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Flood Risks to Historic Structures

August 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Overdevelopment, sea level rise, and increased precipitation associated with climate change are increasing the frequency and severity of coastal, riverine, and urban flood hazards. Compounding this issue, historic buildings located on sites that are susceptible to flooding often also contain numerous vulnerabilities to heighten the risk of substantial flood-related damage. However, conventional flood mitigation measures ... Read more

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October 2020

Contemporary Photographic Documentation of America’s Historic Architecture

October 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

(Photo: Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Amphitheater) The National Park Service’s Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS) will be delivering a presentation discussing their photographic practices for recording historic structures across this nation. There will be a dialogue on the program’s traditional method of utilizing large format analog photography to produce highly detailed archival products. Accompanying this discussion ... Read more

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Trivia Night with AIA|DC

October 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA|DC and the DC Preservation League for a virtual architecture trivia night! We'll have questions about history, local buildings, and more. We'll be recognizing an individual winner as well as two firm winners - one for highest average score and one for highest combined score. REGISTER HERE (This event is free and open to ... Read more

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Landmark Nominations: From Inspiration to Designation

October 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

A completed landmark nomination form can seem like a master’s thesis with an income tax return pasted in. Peter Sefton, who’s prepared many successful nominations, will present some straightforward strategies for preparing a successful nomination efficiently and expeditiously. He’ll describe how to navigate the life cycle of a nomination from inspiration to designation, as well ... Read more

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November 2020

Streetcars and Their Legacy in Washington, DC (Members Only)

November 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

For 100 years, from 1862 to 1962, streetcars were a vital element of the District’s transportation infrastructure. The development of streetcar lines enabled the development of many of the city’s neighborhoods outside of the downtown core. For decades, streetcars were the primary means of commuting for most Washingtonians. Now, more than half a century after ... Read more

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47th Annual DC History Conference: Echoes

November 12, 2020 - November 14, 2020

This is a Historical Society of Washington, DC event.  Any questions about this event should be directed to: conference@dchistory.org The DC Preservation League is proud to be a sponsor of the 47th Annual DC History Conference. About the Conference: Since 1973, the mission of the conference has been to provide a friendly and rigorous forum ... Read more

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2020 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation

November 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the DC Preservation League, the DC Office of Planning, and the DC State Historic Preservation Office for the 2020 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. Wednesday, November 18th | 7:00PM | via Zoom Since 2003, more than 100 outstanding preservation projects and dozens of individuals and organizations have been recognized for ... Read more

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December 2020

Book Lecture: “Washington Canoe Club” with Christopher Brown

December 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

The Washington Canoe Club has been a landmark on the Georgetown waterfront of the nation’s capital for over a century. Its iconic Victorian boathouse, now listed in the National Register of Historic Places, has survived floods and fires as well as changing land uses along the Potomac shoreline. The canoe club is best known for ... Read more

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Virtual Membership Meeting: Winter 2020 (Members Only)

December 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us Monday, December 21st from 1:00-2:15pm EST for a year-end virtual membership meeting! DCPL Staff will share updates related to all program areas and the event will close with Q&A. REGISTER This event is free for current DCPL members. Note: You will need to be logged into ... Read more

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