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

CANCELED: Lisner Auditorium and Racial Justice in D.C.

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

This program has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Lecture: The Archaeology of the West End

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

Archaeologist Ruth Trocolli will explore historic and prehistoric evidence in Washington, D.C.’s West End neighborhood and discuss upcoming archeological projects in the area.

Lecture: Peaceful Protest in Benjamin Banneker’s "Almanack and Ephemeris"

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Benjamin Banneker was born a free black man in Ellicott Mills, Maryland, in 1731. GW special collections librarian Leah Richardson explores Banneker’s subversive use of the almanac genre.

Lecture: An Elite 19th-Century Black Enclave Hidden in D.C. History

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

Archivist Vakil Smallen will present evidence that, in the late nineteenth century, the four blocks at the intersection of D.C.'s 16th and M streets, NW, were home to elite members of Washington’s black community.

Book Talk: "Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C."

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Author Amanda Huron discusses her new book focused on the affordable housing cooperatives created by low-income tenants in D.C. to fight gentrification.