By Matthew B. Gilmore
The Office of Public Records (OPR) is a division under the District of Columbia’s Office of the Secretary. OPR currently operates an Archives and Records Center facility at Naylor Court. This facility is supplemented by other city and Federal facilities to store public records. The Naylor Court facility has reached its storage capacity and its physical and mechanical deficiencies make it inadequate for the long-term preservation of the city’s archival records.
To help fund conservation and display of Dorothy’s red slipper from The Wizard of Oz, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $300,000.
As the opening of the National Museum of African American History approaches, revisit our 2012 preview and interview with Director Lonnie Bunch.
For National Historic Preservation Month, a preservation workshop led by Tudor Place Facilities Manager Sam Young will explore preservation challenges that may confront owners of this or any historic home.
NPS, NCPC and Van Alen Institute are collaborating on Memorials for the Future–an ideas competition to reimagine how we think about, feel, and experience memorials.
Washington Area Early American Seminar invites proposals about the Atlantic world or American history prior to 1865.