D.C. Mondays at the Museum

Photo from a D.C. Mondays at the Museum program
Mondays at 12 PM in the fall and spring semesters

D.C. Mondays at the Museum welcomes you for a series of weekly lunchtime meetups with fellow D.C. history buffs, historians, students, and faculty. Join us every Monday during the academic year for lectures, gallery talks, film screenings, or discussion on D.C. history, politics, art, architecture, or archaeology. Many topics are inspired by the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection.

D.C. Mondays at the Museum takes place from 12–1 p.m. at the museum, located at 701 21st Street, NW. All sessions include a presentation with time for discussion and debate. Bring your lunch and enjoy a cup of coffee on us! Free; no reservations required.

Give a D.C. Mondays at the Museum Talk

Do you have a research project about Washington, D.C. that you would like to share? Are you an author with a new take on the city's history? Are you a filmmaker or artist working on a piece that interprets D.C. history or culture?

Email washingtoniana@gwu.edu  with your short bio, an abstract, and, if applicable, a photo of the work you would like to present at a D.C. Monday at the Museum program. The museum accepts proposals year-round for our fall and spring semester calendars. 

Upcoming Programs

Lecture: Rock History, or How Pieces of the Capitol Landed in the Smithsonian

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:00pm

Independent researcher Aaron DeNu shares the story of the stones that once made up historical east facade of the U.S. Capitol, and their connection to enslaved African Americans.

Book Talk: "Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War—for Better and for Worse"

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

Author Candace Shy Hooper examines the extraordinary and influential lives of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant, the wives of Abraham Lincoln’s top generals.

Book Talk: "Meridian Hill Park"

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

Tour guide and blogger Fiona Clem shares the history of D.C.'s Merdian Hill park, once home to Columbian College (a precursor to George Washington University), a Civil War encampment, a seminary, and more.