Wymer’s (Downtown) DC Hackathon — A decade before Bill Barrett began his documentation of downtown D.C., hobbyist photographer John P. Wymer spent his free time roving the streets with his camera; he donated his images to the Historical Society in 1977.
Bring your laptop for this lunchtime session and help update the interactive WymersDC.com web site, focusing on 1940s-1950s images of the area around the Carnegie Library building, Mt. Vernon Square, and downtown D.C. Join site creators Jessica Smith and Thomas Smith and learn more about how to use this non-profit research tool and volunteer opportunities.
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Questions? Contact library@DCHistory.org or WymersDC@gmail.com
This program is related to DISTRICT II an exhibition organized by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and presented at and in collaboration with the National Building Museum.
DISTRICT II and the accompanying programming allows the viewer to explore the multilayered tension between what is lost, and what is gained, as urban centers wax and wane, experience decay and renewal, and serve in tandem as commercial centers, tourism hubs, and residential neighborhoods.