Friday, June 15, 2012

The state of DC local history

The DC Humanities Council is sponsoring "DC Community Heritage Project Symposium 2012" June 28 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library (3310 Connecticut Ave NW).

The event features a panel of local professionals who will discuss the "State of DC Local History." The panelists, experts in the field of historic preservation and local history, will talk about how residents are involved in documenting, interpreting, and preserving DC's neighborhoods.

What's particularly intriguiging to me is the part of the discussion that considers

the beneficial effects from the "grassroots public history/preservation movement"; how the work of community organizations have made a difference or added value to surrounding neighborhoods and knowledge of residents; and whether the right people are telling the right stories in current community histories. (From an H-DC email; see http://www.h-net.org/~dclist/.)

For more information and to register, go to the DC Humanities Council website.

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