D.C. Mondays at the Museum
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Hollywood depictions of D.C. have introduced a full spectrum of emotional perspectives. GW associate professor Michael Cornfield explores how we as citizens perform reality checks while enjoying these escapes into the imagination.
Researcher Hayden M. Wetzel will describe the establishment and work of the early humane organizations, the forces that shaped them, and the early issues they pursued.
Join Leslie Buhler, former executive director of Tudor Place, as shares stories of the historic William Thornton-designed house, its gardens, and the six generations who lived and worked there.
Local journalist and author David Swerdloff shares delightful anecdotes and historic images chronicling the outdoor exploits of U.S. presidents along Rock Creek.
During the Civil War, more than 40,000 African-Americans fled slavery and came to Washington, where they crowded into derelict housing. Alcione M. Amos, curator at the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum, tells the story of Barry Farm, a settlement the U.S. Freedmen’s Bureau created in response.
GW students share their semester’s work researching the history of the Foggy Bottom neighborhood using archival materials from local repositories, including the museum's Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection.