Landmark Lecture: Laborious Histories: Critical Fabulation & the Practice of Black Public History

November 7, 2023

Dr. Crystal Moten, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Obama Foundation in Chicago, will discuss her work focusing on the intersection of race, class and gender to uncover the […]

Landmark Lecture: Identity, Trauma & Reconciliation: A Conversation with Descendants

October 10, 2023

Documentary filmmaker and founder of History Before Us, Frederick Murphy, hosts a conversation with descendants of enslaved individuals associated with Tudor Place and other historic sites with a history of […]

Landmark Lecture: Inclusivity and Interpreting Enslaved Individuals at Tudor Place

September 12, 2023

Join Tudor Place Curator Robert DeHart along with Archivist Haley Wilkinson who will share recent research that has prompted a more equitable and inclusive interpretation in tours, events and programs […]

Landmark Lecture: Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade

May 9, 2023

Join Walter Hawthorne of Michigan State University and Daryle Williams of the University of California-Riverside for a dynamic overview of Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade (, an open-source, open-access […]

The Lesser-Known Smithsonian Everyone Should Visit

March 2, 2023

The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum at 1901 Fort Place SE is a beautiful home to rotating exhibits on the history of vital social justice issues affecting our city and nation. […]

Mt. Zion-Female Union Band Society Cemeteries Commemorated on 215th Anniversary

February 21, 2023

At-large Council member Anita Bonds and others participated in a program hosted by Mount Zion-Female Union Band Society Historic Memorial Park, Inc. on Feb. 20. The commemoration linked Washington D.C.’s […]

Profs & Pints DC: The Fight Against Slavery in Washington

July 13, 2022

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Fight Against Slavery in Washington,” with Adam Rothman, professor of History and American Studies at Georgetown University and principal curator of the Georgetown Slavery […]

Harlem Renaissance in DC Walking Tour

May 21, 2022

Tour runs approximately 2.5 hours. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children. This tour will take you on a winding journey through an era in which the U Street […]

Mapping Georgetown: From Hat-Checking to House Detectives

March 31, 2022

Here at the Mapping Georgetown project, we collect stories. And this one from Michelle Pilliod caught our eye! “I was a hat check person at Whisky A-Go-Go,” Pilliod began… Then […]

Mapping Georgetown: Six Generations of Local Family History

January 18, 2022

As a tribute to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and our local Black history, Mapping Georgetown is pleased to share this particular Georgetown mapping story from Neville […]