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Grantee News: Join “This Place Has a Voice” for an Exhibit on September 20th

“This Place Has A Voice” is the juxtaposed visions of nearly two-dozen artists, and hundreds of local residents and visitors, exploring the history and people around Canal Park in near-Southeast DC. The project was augmented by historic research of the neighborhood by local Historian Mara Cherkasky. Cherkasky’s work will be exhibited on Saturday, September 20 at 2 pm. Historian Robert Pohl, will lead a guided tour, exploring what it was like in the early 1800s and what of that can still be seen. Learn more here:

DC Residents Uncover the History of their Homes at House History Day 2014.


The DC Community Heritage Project’s House History Day workshops help residents learn the history of their homes and neighborhoods. On Saturday, August 23 we held our second House History Day for 2014 at the Martin Luther King Jr., Library: 133 residents took part in morning and afternoon sessions. Attendees learned about archival maps, building databases, historic photographs, microfiche, the DC Digital Museum and neighborhood context. After sessions at the library were complete, attendees toured the Historical Society and learned additional research tools

Center for Inspired Teaching Speaks on “Who’s a Washingtonian?” Grant Impact.

A Packed House

Thanks to support from the Humanities Council, Center for Inspired Teaching hosted a town hall in honor of the 20th anniversary of the publication of the book, Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, DC… I was very gratified to see over 100 students, teachers, and members of the community in attendance,” said Center for Inspired Teaching Manager of Teaching & Learning Cosby Hunt. “There was a common understanding in the room that we, the participants, share the

DC Digital Museum to Preserve DC Veterans History

36th Division headquarters returns to duty, welcomes new commander

New Program Will Preserve DC Veterans’ Historic Memorabilia HumanitiesDC is looking for local veterans interested in preserving and sharing their stories. This new program will give veterans the opportunity to bring their historical memorabilia to an “Antiques Roadshow-style” event where the materials will be digitized and returned immediately. One copy of the digital versions will be kept in the DC Digital Museum where they will be accessible to researchers, educators, and students, and another copy will be placed on a