Washingtoniana Research Workshop
December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
~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, city directories, newspapers and other resources to find out about DC’s built and historic environment, and the people associated with it.
It will be led by Jerry McCoy, Special Collections Librarian!
More about the Washingtoniana Collection:
The Washingtoniana Collection was established in 1905 when Library Director, Dr. George F. Bowerman, had the foresight to start collecting books and articles about the local community. Washingtoniana houses an array of resources and materials from the late 18th Century to the present, with a primary focus on the local city. In addition to the resources below, the Washingtoniana Collection includes Prints and Photographs and the DC Community Archives. Learn more about them here!