Tag: Washington D.C.

Homewood Museum Appoints New Director/Curator

Johns Hopkins University recently announced the appointment of Julia Rose as the new Director and Curator of Homewood Museum.

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Whither Washingtonia? Design Plans for Renovated MLK Library Leave Questions

By Matthew B. Gilmore As I reported in August, 2016, the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. is slated to closed March 4, 2017, for at least three years, with reopening planned for some time in 2020. A final

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Students Opposing Slavery, President Lincoln’s Cottage, Receive Presidential Award

Students Opposing Slavery (SOS), a youth education program of the Washington D.C. historic site, President Lincoln’s Cottage, was awarded the Presidential Award of Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons on Monday, October 24th, 2016.

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Still Struggling, Still Preserving: Update on the District of Columbia’s Archives and Public Records Office

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.

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There’s No Place Like Kickstarter

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.

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Revisiting a Preview: The National Museum of African American History

As the opening of the National Museum of African American History approaches, revisit our 2012 preview and interview with Director Lonnie Bunch.

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Preservation Workshop: Caring for a Historic House

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.

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