Washington History has a brand-new look! The next issue is out this summer.

Since its founding in 1894, the Historical Society has published articles about the people and events in the city's past and present.

Washington History (1989-present) continues on the tradition established by the Records of the Columbia Historical Society. It is the only scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the history of the nation's capital. Written and edited by distinguished historians and beautifully illustrated with fine and often rare images of the city, Washington History interprets the stories of people and places that shaped the past. In addition to offering new scholarship on the history of the city, the biannual publication also includes book, film and exhibit reviews.

  • Subscribe to Washington History by joining the Historical Society. Some member levels include access to all past issues of both Washington History and the Records of the Columbia Historical Society online through JSTOR.*
  • Individuals and institutions may also subscribe to new print copies of Washington History for $40 per year (two issues), including domestic shipping and handling. Subscribers are not HSW members and do not receive any additional benefits.
  • Search an index of Washington History (Vol.1,1 - Vol.9,2) or see a complete listing of each volume's table of contents.

*The Historical Society has partnered with JSTOR, the leading digital archive for over 1,000 academic journals, to provide online access to the complete archive of our Washington History journal and the Records of the Columbia Historical Society. New issues of the journal appear online approximately 3 months after publication due to the time it takes JSTOR to scan, index, and upload the content.

HSW members registered with JSTOR may access the journal archives through the above link.

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