Sunday, November 24, 2013

2013 DC Community Heritage Project Showcase, Dec. 5

The 2013 showcase will feature the work of the DC Community Heritage Project grant award winners.   The event takes place December 5 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm.   The event is free but reservations are required.

The program will feature:

  1. A showcase of 18 local history and and preservation projects. Each project will share how they documented and/or preserved their history.
  2. A keynote address from a public history scholar.
  3. A brief film featuring all 2013 DCCHP grantees and their work.
  4. Catered refreshments.

The 2013 projects include:

  • Langston Terrace Dwellings Oral History
  • We are Fairfax Village
  • Kendall Green and the National College for the Deaf
  • Master Builders of Deanwood
  • A Loud Silence: a Visual Code on the Underground Railroad
  • DC Gardeners' Oral History Project

The DC Community Heritage Project

is a partnership between the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, the DC Historic Preservation Office, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. It began in 2005 as a way to empower communities to construct their own local history narratives, preserving DC's collective memory in advance of rapid changes. Each year, the program offers symposia on local history best practices, workshops on house history research, a grant cycle, and a showcase at which community historians, scholars of local history, and the general public can network and discuss the innovative field work conducted by DCCHP grant award winners.

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