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Legacy Families of Washington Gala

Notice: Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Legacy Families of Washington Gala will be held on Thursday, November 15. All other event details remain the same.


The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce a new era in its 118 years of collecting, interpreting, and sharing the history of this magnificent city. To celebrate this milestone, the Society will honor the families that have helped capture the stories of our past and present so that we may preserve our heritage for future generations. We invite you to be a part of the Legacy Families of Washington Gala to honor Austin H. Kiplinger, Albert H. Small, the late Walter E. Washington, and their families.

Event Details

Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Historic Carnegie Library
801 K Street NW
Washington, D.C.  20001
Exhibit Preview: 6 P.M.  Dinner: 7 P.M.

Business attire

Doors on the K Street side of the Historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square will open at 6pm. Complimentary valet parking will be available. In lieu of printed tickets, table cards will be available as you enter.

The reception will start on the second floor where you will have the opportunity to view our new exhibit, Window to Washington: The Kiplinger Collection at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and the related eight-minute film.

Dinner will begin at 7pm downstairs in the Great Hall to honor the Kiplinger, Small, and Washington families. The short program will feature the Honorable Anthony Williams as presenter and Rebecca Boggs Roberts of Historic Congressional Cemetery as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Those guests who did not have an opportunity to view the exhibit will be able to do so after dinner.

NOTE: The 2012 Gala is sold out. Thank you for your interest!

Window to Washington Exhibit

The Society is delighted to present a new exhibit, Window to Washington, featuring the Kiplinger Collection, the most important donation in the organization’s 188-year history. The exhibit explores the development of our nation’s capital, from a sleepy southern town into a modern metropolis, as told through the works of artists who witnessed the city’s changes. The exhibit is currently planned for a six-month run at the Society and will include some of the collection’s rarest and most iconic artworks.

Gala Sponsorship

Gala sponsorships are available. For more information please contact Adam Lewis at or 202-393-1420.

Thank you to our gala sponsors:

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