Shortly after furloughing much of its staff, D.C’s National Building Museum announced that nearly two-thirds of its employees will be […]
This summer visitors to D.C’s National Building Museum will be transported back to Elizabethan England. The museum announced that its […]
Washington D.C’s National Building Museum announced that it will close on December 2 to begin vital repairs to the museum’s […]
Community activists in Washington D.C. hosted a walking tour of Barry Farm, a low-income housing complex, last Saturday to show […]
The Historical Society of Washington’s Kiplinger Research Library celebrated its homecoming yesterday, as the library reopened in its old location […]
Johns Hopkins University recently announced the appointment of Julia Rose as the new Director and Curator of Homewood Museum.
By Matthew B. Gilmore As I reported in August, 2016, the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. is […]
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.
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.