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Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum Celebrates 55 Years

With over a half a century of community-based programming under its belt, Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place SE) continues to produce vanguard...

Rounding Up Farm Animals on Capitol Hill

Farm animals – pigs, cows, geese – found pleasant pasturage in the parks, streets, empty lots and front yards of Capitol Hill until about...

Local History Center Stage at DC History Conference

This weekend, get the backstory on the District. Local history, art and culture will take center stage at the 48th Annual DC History Conference, Thursday...

‘Capitol’ Crimes and Misdemeanors

“Never shall I forget my tortured feelings when I beheld that noble edifice wrapt in flames,” wrote a horrified Dr. James Ewell in 1814....

53 Years of Family Feeding Friends

When I first walked into Jimmy T’s, I was immediately given a warm welcome from the staff. I was also greeted by a customer,...

A Washington Matriarch

Gloria Jean Campbell is 89 years old and has lived in Washington, DC her whole life.  Among the things about life here that she...

The Literary Hill: Race and Reckoning

Reckoning and Reconciliation Two new books from Georgetown University Press deal with the powerful and timely issue of racial reckoning in the nation’s capital. In 2015,...

Watch ‘Southwest Remembered’ Documentary Online Tuesday

In the 1940s, determined to clean-up inner cities, the federal Redevelopment Land Agency and National Capital Planning Commission Space leveled 99 percent of buildings...

Learn the Hill’s Stories on the Tour of Tours

Want to learn more about the neighborhood we love? Like walks? Want to discover the secret treasures on the Hill --and learn the stories...

Remember the Pearl

On April 15, 1848, 77 enslaved people together climbed aboard the Pearl, a schooner docked in Southwest DC, hoping to sail to freedom. Theirs was...
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