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Historical Society’s “For the Record” Exhibit Opens, Running Through July 16th

April 15, 2016

Last night, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. kicked off their second annual For the Record exhibition. The 2016 exhibition’s them was changing D.C. and will be open through July 16, 2016 as noted below.

April 15 – July 16 2016
Tuesday – Friday

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Selected Saturdays as noted below

Visitors enjoying themselves at the opening of For the Record exhibition.

Visitors enjoying themselves at the opening of For the Record exhibition.

For more than 120 years, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has helped preserve depictions of the city’s built environment through paintings and photographs. The Historical Society aims to continue the tradition of capturing Washington’s built environment through the arts. For the Record is an annual juried exhibit of artworks that capture Washington’s changing urban landscape.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., challenges local artists to create 2D artwork depicting Washington’s changing built environment. For the Record provides exposure, recognition, and enduring prestige to local artists, and raises funds to support the Historical Society.

All works except those chosen by the Collections Committee can be yours through the For the Record online auction! The auction opens April 14, 2016 and you may bid online until the closing event on May 26, 2016.

IMG_0371(Attendees admiring paintings in the exhibition.)

IMG_0368(Three of my photographs highlighting change on Georgia Avenue.)

Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s Urban Photography Series 2013 Neighborhoods

October 4, 2013

Earlier this year, I participated in the Historical Society of Washington’s Urban Photography series as a tour guide. The purpose of the tours was to explore one neighborhood in each of Washington’s 8 Wards and create a photographic record of that community today. These photographs have been added to the Historical Society’s collection and will be useful to future scholars writing about our city.

It is hoped that the Urban Photography Series will occur annually and eventually document every corner of the District of Columbia. Below is a video that the HSWDC put together that will give you a taste of was was accomplished this year.


Do You Like History, Photography, and Want to Explore More of DC? — Then Here’s A Great Opportunity for You!

June 5, 2013

Here’s an event that will be of interest to those who have an affinity for Washington history and photography — walking tours in June through August developed in partnership with Cultural Tourism DC, Washington Walks, FotoDC, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. I’ll be participating in the Ward 1, Park View tour.

The full announcement from the Historical Society is below:

Summer Urban Photography Series Registration is Open!

The Historical Society’s collections hold over 100,000 photographs that illustrate the history of Washington. Many of these historic images capture D.C. neighborhoods block-by-block and document changes in the city’s built environment over many decades.

Produced in partnership with Cultural Tourism DC, Washington Walks, and FotoDC, the Historical Society will hold photography workshops and walking tours to help capture neighborhoods throughout the city. Selected photographs will then be featured in an online exhibit and could even be added to the Society’s own collections!

Wymer - Anacostia
House on the corner of Stanton and Pomeroy Roads SE (Wymer Collection)

Workshop and Tour Dates

Photography Workshop A on June 15, 1-3 p.m.
Photography Workshop B on June 29, 1-3 p.m.

Park View (Ward 1) on June 22, 9-11 a.m.
Deanwood (Ward 7) on June 29, 9-11 a.m.
Anacostia (Ward 8) on June 29, 9-11 a.m.
Brightwood (Ward 4) on June 29, 4-6 p.m.
Logan Circle (Ward 2) on July 27, 9-11 a.m.
Connecticut Ave. (Ward 3) on July 27, 4-6 p.m.
Brookland (Ward 5) on August 3, 9-11 a.m.
SW Waterfront (Ward 6) August 3, 4-6 p.m.

To register, please click on the above event. Since space is limited, there is a registration fee to secure your space in the workshops or tours. This fee will be refunded upon completion of the program.

We recommend that participants come to one workshop and at least one neighborhood tour. Participants should bring their own camera, even your smartphone will do!

This series is sponsored in part by:


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please email Adam Lewis or call 202-249-3952.

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