6th Annual DC Community Heritage Project Showcase Scheduled for December 6th
Here’s something folks might be interested in. I know December 6th is a little ways off, but as there is a request to register in advance for this FREE event I wanted to give people enough time to do that. One of the projects featured will be the Park View walking trail brochure (still at the printers but coming soon). Click on the image below for full contact details.
Below is more information from the press release:
19 Organizations will present how they have preserved and documented their community’s heritage.
The Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. (HCWDC) presents its 6th Annual DC Community Heritage Project (DCCHP) Showcase. The DCCHP Showcase will take place December 6, 2012, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at All Souls Church Unitarian, located at 1500 Harvard Street, NW. This program is free and open to the public.
The showcase is a presentation of our grantees’ projects giving the public an opportunity to learn more about new contributions to local DC history. The program will begin with a keynote address, followed by remarks delivered by Lionell Thomas, Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and David Maloney, Director of the DC Historic Preservation Office. A film documenting the work of the 2012 grantees will be screened. The program will close with a question and answer session with the grantees.
The following organizations are DCCHP Grantees: Zion Baptist Church, John Eaton Elementary School, Christ House, Chowan Discovery Group, Matthews Memorial Baptist Church, Howard Theatre Restoration, Trinidad Neighborhood Association, Affordable DC, Rainbow History Project, The Dumbarton House, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Meridian International Center, All Souls Church Unitarian, North Capitol Main Street, Inc., United Neighborhood Coalition, Riverside Baptist Church, Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance, Bethel Christian Fellowship and Deanwood Heights Main Streets. Each organization will share with the public the stories of their neighborhoods, communities, landmarks and culture during the showcase.
DCCHP is a collaborative effort led by HCWDC with support from the D.C. Historic Preservation Office. DCCHP was founded to support residents who wanted to tell the stories of their neighborhoods and communities. In 2007, the project added preservation funds to finance neighborhood history projects. As of 2012 the DCCHP has funded over 90 projects documenting neighborhoods, landmarks, and culture. The showcase serves as an extension of the grant cycle, giving local historians an opportunity to share their work with residents across the city.
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC (HCWDC) transforms lives through the power of the Humanities. As a far-reaching community catalyst, we build bridges between multiple and diverse neighborhoods to affirm and enliven the human spirit, promote cross-cultural understanding, enrich the quality of life, and foster intellectual stimulation. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and public and private partners, we support local humanities projects and Council initiated programs.
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