39th Annual DC Historical Studies Conference

Join us for a 2.5 day program of events!

What: 39th Annual DC Historical Studies Conference
Where: Carnegie Library and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
When:  October 18-21, 2012
Website: http://annualconferencedchistoricalstudies.wordpress.com/about/

The 39th Annual DC Historical Studies Conference features more than 20 sessions, lectures, panels, exhibits, and more on DC history topics.  Highlights include:

  • Opening reception followed by the Letitia Woods Brown Lecture, Thursday, Oct. 18 6:30-9 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. "A Free Man of Color and his Hotel, James Wormley and the African-American Community in pre-and post-Emancipation Washington, presented by Carol W. Gelderman, Distinguished Professor of English, University of New Orleans.
  • Concurrent sessions Friday and Saturday at MLK Library, including DC Emancipation Sesquicentennial sessions
  • History Network, Friday, Oct. 19, 12:30-2 p.m., MLK Library Great Hall, ~30 participating organizations

View the full conference schedule at http://annualconferencedchistoricalstudies.wordpress.com/about/.  The conference is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation. Registration is required (advance or day-of available).

Questions? Contact Washingtoniana at 202-727-1213. 

Note: On Friday and Saturday, all DCPL Special Collections' reference service is suspended.  All space is dedicated to conference activities.

Co-sponsored by the Association of Oldest Inhabitants; the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives; Cultural Tourism DC; Friends of Washingtoniana Division (FOWD); H-DC – http://www.h-net.org/~dclist; the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.; Rainbow History Project; and the Washingtoniana Division (Special Collections) of the D.C.Public Library.