Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Historical Society Needs Help

HSW's iconic home in Mt Vernon Sq
The Historical Society of Washington DC will reopen tomorrow after a two week break. They've had a hard time recently and the 117 year old non profit organization was forced to close temporarily to make it through the end of the year.

They still have ambitious plans, but could use some help from the private sector. As with most museums and societies you can give monetarily, become a member or volunteer. Donated labor is like money for many of these organizations. 

The Historical Society of Washington is located in the Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square in NW DC. The building itself is historic, dating from 1902, and it formerly served as the District's main library. 

You may be more familiar with the City Museum of DC, which was also housed at the same site. It was run by the HSW, opening in 2003. Sadly, it closed after only a two year run. However, HSW is still the standard bearer for the telling of the District's story for visitors and residents alike. They deserve to be supported. You can read more about their predicament and ways to help here. Good luck HSW.