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D.C. Public Library and Humanities Countil of Washington DC holds house history workshops

The D.C. Public Library Special Collections and the Humanities Council of Washington DC are sponsoring workshops on researching the history of your home.

There will be two House History Workshops. The first session is March 30 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The second session is March 30 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The free workshops are being held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washingtoniana Division, Third Floor, 901 G St. NW.

Learn how to research the history of your home or any historical property in the District. Professional archivists and historians will show participants how to navigate the Washingtoniana collection of maps, building permits database, photo archives and microfilm records. The council’s curator of digital collections will demonstrate the D.C. Digital Museum. The program will conclude with a tour of the Kiplinger Museum at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

To register, go to

Kathy Orton is a reporter and Web editor for the Real Estate section. She covers the Washington metropolitan area housing market.


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