Tag Archives: Historical Society of Washington

Humanitini: Mobility, Migration and Movement in Washington DC

Movement, Mobility, and Migration

Mobility, Migration and Movement in Washington DC On Friday November 2nd, HumanitiesDC in collaboration with the Historical Society of Washington will explore themes related to “Mobility, Migration, and Movement,” including the creation of Metro, the impact of migration to the region, and the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass, a man for whom mobility meant an escape to freedom. This special edition of our Humanitini series will kick of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s 45th Annual History Conference, a series of forums that

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