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Forensic and Archaeological Investigation of Civil War Military Remains - February 28, 2019

Forensic and Archaeological Investigation of Civil War Military Remains

Thu, February 28, 2019

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

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Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

437 7th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20004


2019 DC National History Day call for judges

Volunteer to serve as a judge at the 2019 DC National History Day competition on Wednesday, April 10 (Junior Division) and/or Thursday, April 11 (Senior Division) at the National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, DC.  


The 2019 theme is Triumph and Tragedy in History.  Numerous middle and high school students in DC immerse themselves in in-depth research, and create original exhibits, documentaries, websites, performances, or papers exploring a breath of historical topics. 


Welcome Pierre 2019 - at The Graham Georgetown

Welcome Pierre!

March 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Major Pierre “Peter” Charles L’Enfant’s arrival in Georgetown to design the newly established federal city in 1791 was both unexpected and unheralded. Join us as we continue the tradition of commemorating the arrival of Pierre (AKA Peter Charles L'Enfant), the designer of our great city, Washington D.C., with a grateful toast and gathering!