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October 2020

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
Free

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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January 2021

St. Elizabeths Hospital Virtual Tour

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Since its founding in 1852, the campus of St. Elizabeths Hospital has had an important impact on the treatment of the mentally ill in the United States. Sited on a wooded ridge in the Anacostia Hills, this National Historic Landmark consists of buildings, landscapes, and viewsheds that convey the history and significance of this 350 acre campus. ... Read more

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February 2021

Riding Through the Past: New Metrobus Tours on DC Historic Sites

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join the DC Preservation League on Wednesday, February 24th at Noon for a presentation and discussion about Riding Through the Past-- a series of new bus tours on the DC Historic Sites mobile app and website. In 1976, Don’t Tear It Down (DTID) published a series of brochures on various public bus routes across the nation’s capital, titled “Take One Tour.” They ... Read more

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March 2021

The Slowe-Burrill House: A Presentation in Celebration of Women’s History Month

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

As part of our celebration of Women's History Month, join the DC Preservation League on Tuesday, March 30th at noon for a presentation led by EHT Traceries, Inc. about the Slowe-Burrill House (1256 Kearny Street, NE)! The event will include a presentation on the history and significance of two remarkable African American women who were pioneers in local education ... Read more

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April 2021

A Journey Across America…Starting at the Willard Hotel

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Join the DC Preservation League on Tuesday, April 6th at 7:00pm EDT for a presentation and discussion with photographer, author, and publisher Carol M. Highsmith! Carol has been visually documenting Washington, D.C. architecture for the past forty-one years. She started her career in the Willard Hotel in 1980, taking images of the wreck it had ... Read more

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