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

Book Talk: "Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C."

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Author Amanda Huron discusses her new book focused on the affordable housing cooperatives created by low-income tenants in D.C. to fight gentrification.

Film: "Through Chinatown Eyes: April 1968"

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

This film explores how Washington, D.C., residents experienced and navigated the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the ensuing civil disorder.

Lecture: Oral Histories of the 1968 Civil Disturbances

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

Through an examination of candid personal reflections on the April 1968 upheaval following Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, GW PhD candidate Kyla Sommers offers new insights into the politics, chaos, and even the humor of the moment.

Lecture: When Poor People Marched on Washington

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join Gordon K. Mantler, director of GW Writing in the Disciplines, for a talk about the the Poor People’s Campaign held in D.C. in 1968, which was an illustrative moment in a long civil rights fight for economic justice.

Student Presentations: Washington, D.C. History, Culture, and Politics

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

GW students present their original research after a semester of working with the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, among other local repositories.

Lecture: The D.C. Oral History Collaborative

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

The D.C. Oral History Collaborative aims to preserve the memories of D.C. residents by making oral history recordings accessible, and providing tools to conduct quality interviews.

Lecture: Asian Students in D.C. Public Schools During Segregation

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

Examine how forgotten school yearbooks and other unusual sources can reveal the experiences of Asian and Asian-American students in D.C. public schools during the years of segregation.