Inauguration of the DC History Center in the Carnegie Library

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mount Vernon Square
801 K Street NW

The Historical Society of Washington, DC is proud to announce the inauguration of the DC History Center in the Carnegie Library on Mount Vernon Square. Scheduled to open on May 11, 2019,
the DC History Center includes a remodeled Kiplinger Research Library, three exhibit spaces, and a new DC History Center Store. The DC History Center shares the building with Washington, DC’s newest Apple flagship store.

On view will be THE BIG PICTURE, a look at 20th-century Washington through spectacular panoramic photography. In addition, the DC Hall of History will showcase artifacts representing collections that document social life, transportation, urban development, and local business. A third permanent exhibit explores the history of the Carnegie Library building. The new DC History Center store offers retail items with a DC theme, often based on art from the collections.

The restored building includes state-of-the-art facilities for the conservation of some of the city’s largest and most diverse collections. Students, teachers, residents, and researchers will enjoy access to these materials at the Kiplinger Research Library.

The DC History Center exhibits and store will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Kiplinger Research Library will reopen this summer, with scheduled research appointments beginning in July.

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