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 [email protected]  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: Sacred Spaces in the Story of D.C.'s Neighborhoods

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

In this talk, Elizabeth Laird, executive director of the Sacred Spaces Conservancy, will share the history and social impact of D.C.'s sacred spaces in the city's neighborhoods.

Book Talk: "D.C. by Metro: A History & Guide"

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 12:00pm

This locally-driven presentation by author and journalist Michelle Goldchain will reveal the quirky, often unknown histories behind the D.C. area's most notable monuments, memorials, museums, statues, and murals—each within walking distance to a Metro station.

Lecture: Harry Wardman’s Washington

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

Sally Berk will share her expertise on early twentieth-century residential developer Harry Wardman, who significantly influenced the look and feel of Washington, D.C.'s residential neighborhoods.