This year's House History Workshop will guide community historians, of any skill or knowledge level, through the DC Public Library Washingtoniana Division's collections. 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 and the council’s DC Digital Museum.
The House history workshops provide residents with an opportunity to explore the history of their homes 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 that 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.
Accessible via Metro Center Metro Station
For more information, visit http://www.wdchumanities.org/
Event begins at 12:15PM
Presented by: The Humanities Council of Washington DC