Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

House History Research Workshop – May 6

House History Day Research Workshop

HumanitiesDC is excited to present the House History Day Research Workshop, in collaboration with the Library of Congress.

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/house-history-day-research-workshops-tickets-34077225900

Who: These workshops are open to everyone with an interest in local history, from burgeoning enthusiasts to community historians. Please note: a Library of Congress Reader Card with photo is required. Please arrive 1 hour early if you need to obtain one!

We highly recommend you register for your LOC reader card in advance here.

What: These workshops help researchers of any skill level understand and navigate the many public resources our city has to offer. Participants learn how to research the history of their home or any other historic property through sessions on DC Maps, Photo Archives, DC Directories, and Online Databases.

When: Two sessions of the workshop will be held from 10am-12pm and  from 1pm-3pm on Saturday, May 6th. If you need to obtain a Reader Card, please plan to arrive an additional hour early. Please register for only one workshop.

Where: Library of Congress, Madison Building at 101 Independence Ave SE. Our workshop will begin in LM133, the Newspapers and Current Periodicals Room.

You will need  to check in you coats and bags in the coat-check and sign in to reading rooms. Please allow appropriate amount of extra time.

[Note: Matthew Gilmore will be doing the section on maps in the Geography and Map Division]

Links to resources:

Public Washington DC history resources – NARA – DC City Directories (paper)

Public Washington DC history resources – NARA – DC Building Permits

Washington DC House History Resources

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