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DC Digital Museum: Exploring the Personal Collections of Washington’s Veterans


At the end of last year, as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Standing Together initiative, we brought digitization equipment and cadre of skilled volunteers to the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), the Southeast Veterans’ Services Center (SVSC), and the National Museum of the U.S. Navy (NMUSN) to digitally preserve veterans’ memories and treasured memorabilia. By the end of the series we’d collected 38 items including: medals, photographs, oral histories, and artwork. Like the DC Digital Museum collection

Teach your students leadership through the Humanities!


Take a look at these five free, downloadable lesson plans, created by Washington, DC teachers and educational non-profits, that can help energize your classroom. Introduction Abraham Lincoln Schimel and Beatrice Schimel chose to devote most of their professional lives to teaching in the South Bronx and Harlem. Their passion, caring, expertise, and dedication provide a foundation for The Schimel Lode, financed from their modest salaries and sustained by the work of its Board. Beatrice Schimel and Ruth Schimel, her daughter,

Humanitini: Currently On the Table


What does Washington’s culinary scene look like in 2015? How has it changed in the last 10 years? How do its innovations compare to those of other gastronomical cities like New York, Philadelphia, or Miami? Our panel will weigh in on mainstream restaurants, food trucks, brewing, distilling, and even home cooking. How do we eat, Washington? Where: One Eight Distilling, 1135 Okie Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 When: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 6:30-8pm Cost: Free Powered by Eventbrite by

Call for Proposals: Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival at Art All Night


Request for Proposals (RFP) A Humanities, Art, and Technology (HAT) Festival at St. Elizabeths presented in conjunction with Art All Night “Listen to the City” Saturday, September 26, 2015 HumanitiesDC will implement a HAT FESTIVAL at St. Elizabeths grant program using $10,000 in available funds.* Five $2,000 grants will be awarded to a Ward 7 or 8 non-profit organization for the purpose of engaging as a HAT FESTIVAL at St. Elizabeths presenter. (apply here: Consideration will also be given to an