Free Humanities Council Event

Community Historians to Display Work at John Eaton Elementary School

Who: Washingtonians interested in neighborhood history, preservation, and culture.

What: A demonstration of projects funded as part of the DC Community Heritage Project.

When: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 6:30PM-9PM

Where: John Eaton Elementary School, Cleveland Park, 3301 Lowell Street, NW Washington, DC 20008

Join the Humanities Council of Washington, DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office at John Eaton Elementary school in Cleveland Park as this year’s DC Community Heritage Project grantees showcase their efforts to research, interpret, and publicize the history of their communities. You are guaranteed to learn something new about Washington, DC!

This year’s projects include: Voices on Fourteenth Street: Columbia Heights in the Sixties, an oral history project exploring urban policy changes in one of DC’s fastest changing neighborhoods; DC Authors’ Houses: a Web Exhibit, an online tour combining history, architecture, and literature; Preserving LeDroit Park: An Historical Community in Washington, DC, a film documenting an important part of DC’s African American history and an iconic neighborhood; and many more (check our blog for a full listing)! Light catered refreshments will be served during the exhibition portion of the event.

Funds for the DC Community Heritage Project are provided by a partnership of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office, which supports people who want to tell stories of their neighborhoods and communities by providing information, training and financial resources. This DC Community Heritage Project has been also funded in part by the US Department of the Interior, the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund grant funds, administered by the DC Historic Preservation Office and by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

This is a free event. Please register by visiting

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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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