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: Spies in the Civil War

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join Vince Houghton, historian and curator at the International Spy Museum, to uncover the hidden world of spies during the Civil War.

Book Talk: "Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around D.C."

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

Anthropologist and author Jenny Masur tells the stories of unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad from her new book.

Lecture: Rosetta Tharpe: Black Queer Icon

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

Gayle Wald, author and chair of GW's Department of American Studies, discusses black queer icon Rosetta Tharpe.