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DC Community Heritage Project Grant Application Deadline Extended


The proposal deadline for the DC Community Heritage Project grant has been extended. Applications may now be submitted through Wednesday, May 13. The maximum award is $2500 and grant period is June 15, 2015 – October 15, 2015. To begin your application, visit The DCCHP grant supports projects that document and preserve the history of Washington, DC’s unique neighborhoods, landmarks and cultures. The grant is part of a larger partnership between Humanities DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office

Sign our Petition for Mayor Bowser to Increase Funding to the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and HumanitiesDC


Please sign the petition to tell Mayor Bowser that we need to increase funding for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to $20 million (up from her proposed $16.9 million) for FY16 and $500,000 (up from $170,000) in that budget should be set aside for The Humanities Council of Washington DC (HumanitiesDC). This important funding source is what HumanitiesDC uses to provide grants to new and small non-profits, DC residents and local historians to share and preserve their stories

HumanitiesDC Soul of the City Student Earns First Place at DC National History Day Competition


This year, students in HumanitiesDC’s Soul of the City (SOTC) youth leadership program at Cesar Chavez High School have learned about DC’s history through museum visits, field trips and conversations with guest experts. Students then prepared individual exhibits for the DC Citywide National History Day Competition at the National Archives on April 30. We are honored to announce that SOTC student William Lawson III earned first place in the Senior individual Exhibit category at the DC Citywide National History Day Competition

RSVP for Humanitini: DC’s New Americans on May 21st


How long will the enclave of immigrant communities such as DC’s Ethiopian, Chinese and Greek communities retain their unique identities in wake of so much historical assimilation and displacement? Join the discussion on May 21st at The Coupe. The event time is 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Event management for Humanitini: DC’s New Americans powered by Eventbrite   Details:  At the turn of the 20th century, Washington, DC was a patchwork of European immigrant communities representing a wide array of nationalities and