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February 2020

National Archives Research Workshop

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
National Archives Research Room, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20408 United States
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Members of the public are invited to join us to learn more about the National Archives and Records Administration. This Orientation and Introduction to Research session will introduce us to resources in NARA's collection, some of which are especially helpful for research on DC's historic and built environment. This workshop is currently full.  To be ... Read more

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Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Tour (Members Only)

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, 1318 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Members of DC Preservation League are invited to join us for a National Park Service ranger-led tour of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, a National Historic Site. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) used the power of education, political activism, and civil service to achieve racial and gender equality throughout the United States and the world. ... Read more

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March 2020

House History Workshop

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
DC History Center (Carnegie Library), 801 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Join the DC Preservation League and Historical Society of Washington, DC for a hands-on workshop to guide discovery of the history of houses and other buildings in Washington, DC. City directories, street photography, and real estate atlases are critical resources when researching the city’s built environment. In this three-hour workshop, you will learn to use these resources ... Read more

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Harry Wardman’s Washington – Bus Tour

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the DC Preservation League for another bus tour of famed developer Harry Wardman's apartment buildings. We will enter at least two of Wardman's apartments, likely The Dresden and Rutland Courts, and view many others, including Wardman Tower and 1811 Kalorama Road NW. The tour meets in front of Wardman Tower (2660 Connecticut Avenue NW). ... Read more

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St. Elizabeths West Campus Walking Tour

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Elizabeth’s West Campus, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032 United States
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Join the DC Preservation League in partnership with the General Services Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Coast Guard for a walking tour of the historic west campus of St. Elizabeths Hospital, a National Historic Landmark. Tours of St. Elizabeths campus are being offered on a limited basis depending on the ... Read more

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Tour of Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument – Members Only

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, 144 Constitution Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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Join the DC Preservation League in celebrating Women's History Month for a members-only tour of the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument on March 22nd! 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women's constitutional right to vote! The Belmont-Paul House was built in 1820 by Robert Sewall ... Read more

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April 2020

Architecture Month 2020: Civic Spirit

April 1 - April 30

The DC Preservation League is proud to be a partner for the Washington Architectural Foundation and AIA|DC's Architecture Month 2020! Architecture Month is a citywide celebration of the buildings and spaces that shape our city, the creative minds who bring them to life, and the intriguing stories they tell. Each April, in partnership with cultural ... Read more

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Symposium: Race, Ethnicity, and Architecture in the Nation’s Capital

April 18 - April 19

This is a Society of Architectural Historians - Latrobe Chapter event. DC Preservation League members may attend at the SAH member rate. Any questions about this event should be directed to SAH - Latrobe Chapter. Organized by the Latrobe Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians Co-Sponsored by the D.C. Preservation League and the Catholic University of ... Read more

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2020 Congressional Cemetery Walking Tour

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Join the DC Preservation League for our third annual tour of Congressional Cemetery! Congressional Cemetery is a 35-acre historic, active burial ground located on Capitol Hill. Initially known as the Washington Parish Burial Ground, Congressional became the first truly national burial ground as Congress bought sites, buried noted civil servants, and funded the infrastructure. Among ... Read more

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June 2020

Exploring History Online – Virtual Workshop

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the DC Preservation League for a virtual workshop on how to explore the history of your house, neighborhood, or favorite historic site from home! This workshop will introduce participants to helpful online resources such as maps, newspaper databases, repositories for historic photographs, and more! This event will be presented via Zoom. Please make sure ... Read more

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