Author Archives: Matthew Thompson

DC: An Unlikely Stop on the Bluegrass Trail

July Humanitini (Draft 2)

Built on the music created by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, bluegrass emerged as a separate genre during the late 1940s, though it was generally called hillbilly music until the mid 1950s. Old-time music generally pre-dates bluegrass and covers a wide range of genres found mostly in rural areas. However, after World War II and new generation of city-bred old time and bluegrass fans emerged here in DC. On July 5th, we will explore the similarities and difference

Congratulations 2018 DC Community Heritage Project Grant Recipients

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Thank you to everyone who applied for one of our grant programs this year! We’re proud to announce the recipients of the DC Community Heritage Project Grant for 2018 DC Community Heritage Project Grants are funded by the National Parks Service, the DC Office of Planning, and the DC Historic Preservation Office.   District of Columbia Public Library Foundation, Inc. DC Public Library’s Soul Tent: A People’s University Experience At Resurrection City in 1968, the Many Races Soul Center was

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