D.C. Mondays

Photo from a D.C. Mondays program

Mondays at 12 PM in the fall and spring semesters

D.C. Mondays 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 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. Free; no reservations required.

Give a D.C. Mondays 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. Mondays program. The museum accepts proposals year-round for our fall and spring semester calendars. 

Upcoming Programs

Lecture: History of the U.S. Marine Corps Band

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join U.S. Marine Corps musician and librarian Charles Paul for a unique history of the President’s Own, America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization.

Book Talk: "St. Elizabeth’s in Washington, D.C.: Architecture of an Asylum"

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:00pm

National Building Museum Curator Sarah Leavitt traces the architectural evolution of St. Elizabeth's, a mental health hospital since 1852, and the way its specialized architecture and landscape served the mentally ill.

Student Presentations: George Washington and His World

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

GW students will share their findings after a semester of in-depth research about George Washington at Mount Vernon.