Humanities Council Calendar
- House History Day
- March 30, 2013
- Washingtoniana Division of the DC Public Library - Washington
House History Day Workshops
Learn to Research the History of Your Home
House History Day workshops will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW in the Washingtoniana Division (3rd Floor). Two workshop sessions will be held: Session I: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm and Session II: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. This year's House History Workshop will guide community historians, of any skill or knowledge level, through the DC Public Library Washingtoniana Division's collection. Participants will learn how to research the history of their own home or any other historical property.
These workshops will feature presentations by professionals who will guide workshop participants on how to navigate the collection of maps, building permits database, photo archives, microfilm records, the Council’s DC Digital Museum and conclude with a tour of the Kiplinger Museum at the Historical Society of Washington, DC.
The House History Day workshops provide residents with an opportunity to explore the history of their home including the date the home was built, architect, builder, dates of any improvements, former residents, and how the neighborhood evolved over time. House history research is powerful because it provides a personal connection to the past that few other types of historical research can; it allows anyone to forge a strong sense of connection with their neighborhood and their community whether they have called DC home for years, or just moved in last month.
- Washingtoniana Division of the DC Public Library
- 901 G Street, NW
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