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: "DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, D.C."

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:00pm

Noted historians Maurice Jackson and Blair Ruble, editors of "D.C. Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, D.C.," present a collection of original and fascinating stories about the D.C. jazz scene throughout its history.

Book Talk: Recent Publications on Frederick Douglass

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join GW graduates and authors Paul Kendrick and John Muller as they discuss their respective books on the relationship between Frederick Douglass and President Lincoln, and the life and times of Douglass in “Washington City.”

Book Talk: "Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, D.C."

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm

Author Kim Prothro Williams reveals the rural remnants of Washington, D.C.'s past.

Lecture: Lafayette in Washington, 1824-25

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

Tudor Place Executive Director Mark Hudson shares insights into the Marquis de Lafayette's visits to Washington in 1824 and 1825, including a stop at Tudor Place in 1824.

Lecture: Unofficial "Hamilton: An American Musical" Location Guide

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 12:00pm

Scholar and author Bryan Barreras explains how locations from Hamilton’s life are connected to songs in the musical, and provides historical information about each location.

Lecture: Untold Stories of Anacostia Park

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

In celebration of the centennial anniversary of Anacostia Park, Vince Vaise shares events that took place along the Anacostia River that shaped the course of American history.

Book Talk: "Creating Capitol Hill: Place, Proprietors, and People"

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Authors Don Alexander Hawkins and Pamela Scott discuss the convoluted and fascinating history of Capitol Hill.

Lecture and Gallery Talk: Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Discover how students are working with the museum’s Washingtoniana Collection, through talks and a guided tour of the exhibition "Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection."

Lecture: Painting L’Enfant’s Washington

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

Artist Peter Waddell discuss his monumental bird’s eye view paintings depicting Washington, D.C.'s origins, and the extensive research behind them.

Student Presentations: George Washington and His World

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

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