Story Behind Our Schools Preservation Café

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Story of Our Schools exhibit at Payne Elementary.

With more than 200 years of history, DC Public Schools are the anchors and reflections of the communities they serve. Join the Capitol Hill Restoration Society at 6:60 p.m. Jan. 17 for an online conversation that dives into the history of public education in DC and the story behind our schools—how they began, how they affected our community, the imprints we see today, and how we are preserving their history.

Join this virtual discussion on the pivotal moments in the history of public education in the Nation’s Capital since 1804. The presenters will focus on our Capitol Hill schools with a close examination of the history of Payne Elementary School (1445 C St. SE). They will use the student research the Story of Our Schools project recently unveiled, The Story of Daniel A. Payne and Our School.

Kimberly Springle, Executive Director, Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, and Jen Harris, Executive Director, The Story of Our Schools will present a virtual Preservation Cafe, The Story Behind Our Schools.

The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. A Zoom link will be activated shortly before the event. Details:  https://chrs.org/story-behind-our-schools-pc/

CHRS Preservation Cafés are free to CHRS members and non-members. learn more at chrs.org.