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Does preserving history help build community?
- DC Community Heritage Project Symposium
- Cycle II Grants Workshops
- Thank you for helping us Do More 24
- From the DC Digital Museum: Superheros of Ward 1 - Virginia Ali
Can the work of preserving the past bring communities together in the present?
On Thursday, June 25, from 6:30-8:30pm, we will examine this question with a panel of experts at the 2013 DC Community Heritage Project Symposium. This year's program will be held at Room and Board DC, 1840 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009. The DCCHP Symposium is FREE and open to the public, so join us for some light refreshments as we discuss this important and timely issue.
Register online for the program at dcchpsymposium.eventbrite.com.
The panel will feature representatives from local history projects, a real estate development firm, and the DC government. Follow the registration link above for more details on the participants.
Register Today for a Humanities Council Grant Workshop
Prior to each Humanities Council grant cycle, we offer a series of workshops designed to help prospective grantees learn more about our organization, what types of projects we fund, and how our grant process works. We strongly recommend that all first time grantees attend one of the workshops, and we always look forward to seeing repeat applicants as well!
These workshops are FREE and open to the public. Please follow the links below to register online.
- Thursday, July 11, 6-7pm - Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library
- Thursday, July 18, 6-7pm - Takoma Park Neighborhood Library
- Tuesday, July 23, 6-7pm - Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library
- Thursday, July 25, 12-1pm - Humanities Council of Washington, DC
- Thursday, July 25, 6-7pm - Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Thank you to those who participated in Do More 24!
Thanks to your generosity, we are one step closer to closing the gap in our funding for FY 2014 caused by sequestration and a corresponding $38,000 reduction in support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. We raised over $900 last week which will allow us to provide more books to Live to Read participants, expand our Soul of the City youth leadership program to more DC students, and continue to preserve and promote the unique history and culture of Washington's neighborhoods.
From the DC Digital Museum: Radio Rootz Interviews Virginia Ali, Co-founder of Ben's Chili Bowl
Virginia Ali founded the iconic restaurant Ben's Chili Bowl with her husband in 1958. The family business has become an institution on U Street, weathering the 1968 riots, the building of the U Street metro, and years of rapid social and economic change. In this interview, Ali discusses her family, her business, and the history of the greater U Street neighborhood.
For more Information, please contact:
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Director of Grants and Special Projects
925 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001