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October 2019

DOCOMOMO DC’s Tour Day and Reception

October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Howard University, Mackey Building, 2366 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
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Docomomo-DC’s Annual Tour Day on Oct. 26, 2019, will provide participants with rare access to the interior of campus buildings at Howard University, which are otherwise open only to Howard's community, and to hear from experts about modern architecture on the university's main campus.

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November 2019

Community Presentation:
African American Civil Rights in the 20th Century in Washington, DC

November 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC
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**Free and Open to the Public** Join DCPL and Prologue DC, LLC for a community forum on the African American Civil Rights in 20th Century in Washington, DC Multiple Property Document Project. This is an official document that provides context for and identifies resources related to a specific theme. It will provide a framework for ... Read more

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US/ICOMOS 2019 Symposium – The Economic and Social Benefits of World Heritage Listing in the United States

November 8, 2019 - November 9, 2019

This is a US/ICOMOS event. Any questions about this event should be directed to US/ICOMOS. This conference will provide perspective on the impact of World Heritage designation as well as provide an opportunity to discuss lessons learned by a range of U.S. World Heritage sites. Hear from local, national and international heritage experts from World ... Read more

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Bricks and Mortar Ball – 2019

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
800 F Street NW, 800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
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Join members and friends of the DC Preservation League at the Historic LeDroit Building to celebrate the organization's critical role as the leading advocate for the preservation and protection of the irreplaceable historic resources of the District of Columbia. Revenue raised from tickets and sponsorships bolsters DCPL’s advocacy efforts to protect Washington's historic and cultural ... Read more

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DC History Conference: Communities and Characters

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - November 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

This is a Historical Society of Washington Event. Any questions about this event should be directed to the Historical Society of Washington. About the D.C. History Conference The annual D.C. History Conference is a collaboration between the DC History Center, DC Public Library, and the DC Historic Preservation Office. Since 1973, the mission of the ... Read more

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December 2019

Cocoa at the Carnegie (Holiday Extended Hours)

December 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
DC History Center (Carnegie Library), 801 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Celebrate the season with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.! From Tuesday, December 10 through Friday, December 13, the DC History Center will have extended hours and remain open until 7pm. Gather your friends for a nightly hot cocoa and cookies “Sip and Shop” event and enjoy holiday shopping in the DC History Center Store. Each day will ... Read more

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Washingtoniana Research Workshop

December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washingtoniana, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washingtoniana, DC 20016 United States
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~Free & Open to the Public!~ Join us Thursday, December 12th from 6:oo-8:00 pm to learn more about the DC Public Library's Washingtoniana Special Collection! This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to research the history of DC homes and buildings using primary sources in Washingtoniana. Researchers will learn how to use building permits, historic maps, ... Read more

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St. Elizabeths West Campus Walking Tour – December 2019

December 14, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Harry Wardman’s Washington – Bus Tour

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the DC Preservation League for a 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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International Student House Tour (Members Only)

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
International Student House, 1825 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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DC Preservation League members are invited to join us Wednesday, January 15th at 6pm for a free tour of the International Student House of Washington, DC!  ISH-DC's main building was constructed in 1912 by the Demarest Lloyd family.  It was built with a Tudor design and a Great Hall, which was built to resemble Haddon ... Read more

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