Join us at Dunbar High School as this year's DC Community Heritage Project grant award winners share their work with the public! The DC Community Heritage Project grant supports Washingtonians who research, interpret, and publicize the history of their communities. You are guaranteed to learn something new about Washington, DC!
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.
This year's 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
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Humanities Council of Washington, DC
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC (HCWDC) is a non-profit organization that provides grant support for community projects that enrich the lives of DC residents through the humanities disciplines. Additionally, HCWDC produces humanities programs, such as Soul of the City andLive to Read, with support from area non-profits, the NEH, and the DC government. The organization was founded in1980 as a private affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and is one of 56 similar institutionslocated in each U.S. state and territory.
HCWDC is governed by a 25 person board of directors, 5 of whom are appointed by the mayor. Working in conjunction with the Council’s small staff, these community leaders are dedicated to creating an environment, in all DC wards and neighborhoods, where residents can participate in open conversations about the humanities and how they reflect contemporary issues and challenges.
Though the HCWDC receives funding from the NEH, it relies heavily on generous support from donorspassionate about promoting the instructive and enriching influence of the humanities in the District of Columbia.