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For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.
Exhibit Open Through June 19

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For the Record Vertical Logo ThumbnailFor more than 120 years, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has helped preserve depictions of the city’s built environment through paintings and photographs.

The Historical Society aims to continue the tradition of capturing Washington’s built environment through the arts. For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C. is a juried contest and exhibit of the 75 best new artworks that capture Washington’s changing urban landscape.

Over 100 artists submitted paintings and photographs to For the Record. A panel of nine jurors selected the top 75 artworks that will be displayed at the Historical Society’s headquarters in the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.


Call for Submissions:
Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies

The 42nd Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies will take place November 12-15, 2015. The theme for the conference is “New Freedoms, New Lives.” Papers and presentations that reconsider the legacy of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the impact of waves of demographic changes on Washington and the nation are encouraged.

The Conference Committee cordially invites presentations on all topics relating to the history of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., including nearby Maryland and Virginia as well as the federal government.

View the Call for Submissions for details and submission instructions.

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