Tag Archives: History

Duke Ellington Mural Rededication Program


  The Duke Ellington Mural on the True Reformer building has become an iconic feature of the U Street cityscape. Originally created in 1997, the mural adorned the west-facing side of the True Reformer building for 8 years from 2004 until 2012 when it was removed due to structural issues. It was restored to its full glory on May 3rd of this year. On July 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm, we’ll partner with DC Murals, Spectacle and Story to host an official

DC Community Heritage Project Grant Webinar

The DC Community Heritage Project (DCCHP) puts the power of the past in the hands of the local historians who preserve, protect, and live it every day! Since 2007, these small grants have afforded communities, neighborhood organizations, churches, and others the chance to tell their stories through public humanities projects such as: written publications, documentary films, websites, lesson plans, tours, and many more. This year, we are seeking partners aiming to document the history and heritage of Washington, DC’s Asian

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