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

Book Talk: "Lipstick Brigade"

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Author Cindy Gueli will discuss the captivating, surprising, and moving first-person stories she collected for her book about the incredible women who supported the WWII effort in Washington, D.C.

Lecture: Winston in Washington

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join us as Lee Pollock, interim executive director of the International Churchill Society, shares stories and history of Winston Churchill in Washington D.C.

Lecture: Enslaved Laborers at Georgetown University, 1792–1862

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

Elsa Mendoza examines slavery's role in the operation of Georgetown University through primary sources, includes diaries, letters, and other records.

Lecture: Spies in Washington

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Vince Houghton, curator at the International Spy Museum, will discuss the presence and actions of spies in Washington, D.C., during World War II.

Lecture: Foodways in Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

The authors of "Bread & Beauty: A Year in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve" trace the reserve's history, as well as the contemporary challenges faced by family farms trying to establish a new generation, new farmers seeking land and markets, and the shared community efforts required to preserve this special place.

Lecture: National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Doug Ichiugi will provide insight into the design and impact of the memorial, which reflects on the legacy of Japanese internment camps in the United States during World War II.