Tag: Washington D.C.

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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Call for Proposals: 43rd Annual Conference on DC History

The Conference Committee of the Annual Conference on D.C. History invites presentations on all topics relating to the history of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., and the federal government.

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Memorials for the Future Competition in DC

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.

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