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Save the Date - 2017 DC Preservation Awards Program

Save the Date of May 23, 2017 for the annual District of Columbia Historic Preservation Awards Program.  Cosponsored by the Historic Preservation Office, the DC Preservation League, and Daughters of the American Revolution, a total of 11 awards will be given to 33 individuals, firms and organizations in the following categories: Archaeology, Stewardship, Volunteerism and Community Involvement, Education, Design and Construction, as well as the State Historic Preservation Officer's Award, HPRB Chair Awards, and Individual Lifetime Achievement Award.

Future floorplans for Washingtoniana

Click: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/whither-washingtoniana-future-floorplans/

Here are images from the plans that DC Public Library submitted to the Commission of Fine Arts, showing the new Washingtoniana Reading Room design. Note there is an equivalent size space on the west side of the 4th floor for staff use only and closed stacks.