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  • H-DC(147 clicks)
    "H-DC, a refereed, multi- and inter-disciplinary discussion list, provides a means of communication and interaction for those who research, write, read, teach, collect, curate, and preserve Washington, DC history and culture and for those who work in cultural institutions located within DC, regardless of discipline."
  • Half a Day on Sunday: Jewish-Owned "Mom & Pop" Grocery Stores(145 clicks)
    "The online version of the exhibition includes an illustrated historical essay, a searchable database of grocery stores and photographs, activities for children, and a video about Jewish grocers' experience in Washington."
  • James Wormley Recognition Project(152 clicks)
    James Wormley Recognition Project (JWRP) aims to raise public awareness of the celebrated black entrepreneur whose honorable and adventurous life intersected with destiny at the Nation's capital in the 1870s and 1880s. This project was recently featured in the Washington Post following a presentation at the American Bar Association by Nicholas E. Hollis,president of the Agribusiness Council (ABC). Among his vocations Wormley was also a farmer.
  • Mr. Lincoln's White House(145 clicks)
    It was an "ill-kept and dirty rickety concern," according to presidential secretary John G. Nicolay. "I wonder how much longer a great nation, as ours is, will compel its ruler to live in such a small and dilapidated old shanty, and in such a shabby-genteel style." A Nicolay associate in the President's office, was less critical, describing the White House as "a very respectable building of brick and stone, painted white, built in the form of a parallelogram, two stories high fronting north; but, owing to the declivity, three stories fronting south toward the Potomac."
  • Pictures of Native Americans in the U.S.(206 clicks)
  • The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925(140 clicks)
    "The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925 comprises 139 books selected from the Library of Congress's General Collections and two books from its Rare Book and Special Collections Division. The collection includes first-person narratives, early histories, historical biographies, promotional brochures, and books of photographs that capture in words and pictures a distinctive region as it developed between the onset of European settlement and the first quarter of the twentieth century."
  • Washington in 1800(130 clicks)
    Capters of the book, Through a Fiery Trail: Building Washington 1790-1800, that describe the events during the year 1800.
  • Washington, DC History(162 clicks)
    Chronological arrangement