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

Lecture: Adapting Washington's Historic Buildings

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00pm

Jacqueline Drayer from DC Preservation League will discuss the economic, environmental, and cultural benefits of adaptively using Washington D.C.’s historic buildings through case studies of Dorsch’s White Cross Bakery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Franklin School.

Film and Discussion: "The Campaigns of Molly Hundley"

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

Join us for a screening of a film about Molly Gibson Hundley and her efforts to broaden opportunities for African-American students during the Jim Crow era. Marvin T. Jones, executive director of Chowan Discovery Group, will lead a discussion following the film.

Book Talk: "Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital"

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

Authors Chris Myers Asch and Derek Musgrove discuss their new book on the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital.

CANCELLED: Peaceful Protest in Benjamin Banneker's Almanack and Ephemeris

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

This program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Lecture: The Grocery Shopping Evolution in the D.C. Region, 1880–Present

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

Explore how shopping for food has changed over time, with a regional focus on Washington, D.C. and Takoma Park, Maryland.

Artist Talk: Picturing Kenilworth

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

Artist Bruce McNeil discusses the stories behind his art depicting Washington, D.C.’s Kenilworth neighborhood, part of the exhibition "For the Record: Picturing D.C."

Student Research Presentations: George Washington and his World

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:00pm

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