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RSVP for House History Day 2014 August 23rd!


This year’s DC Community Heritage Project House History Workshop will guide community historians, of any skill or knowledge level, through the DC Public Library Washingtonian Division’s collection. Participants will learn how to research the history of their own home or any other historical property through sessions on: DC Maps - Led by historian and editor of the H-DC listserv Matthew Gilmore Historic Building Permit Database - Led by historian, author, and tour leader, Brian Kraft. Photo Archives - Led by Photo Librarian at the DCPL

Save the Date for the Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival – #HATFestDC- August 2-3!


  Hear. See. Create. Learn. Taste. Dance. and INTERACT at #HATFestDC!  We’ve enhanced our summer arts and humanities festival to add technology into the mix. DC’s first Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival at Gateway DC will be held August 2-3 from 1 to 6 p.m. We are welcoming volunteers, vendors and social media ambassadors to the team. Visit for information. The HATFestDC is made possible by a grant from the Deputy Mayor’s Office of Planning and Economic Development. Stay tuned for the full

Soul of the City Launches in Congress Heights, Teaching 50 Students Civic Leadership

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The Humanities Council is pleased to launch two Soul of the City programs this summer. Collectively, both programs will serve 50 D.C. Youth. Soul of the City is our signature youth leadership development program presented in partnership with the Summer Youth Employment Program. Each Soul of the City participant will:  Gain a new understanding of DC and their role in the city Learn about DC’s local, national, and international dimensions Gain practical skills in public humanities, technology, and new media

June 19th #DoMore24 and Double your Impact. Watch a Message from Our Executive Director


Today we join together with hundreds of nonprofits across the region, in supporting #DoMore24, a campaign created by the United Way of the National Capital Area to encourage people to give where they live.  The Humanities Council serves over 660,000 citizens every year, including thousands of students, with programming that focuses on literature, ethics, law, art history and criticism, and so much more. In order to do all of that important work, we need your support. Some of our generous Board members