The Intelligencer

Preserving Our Past for DC's Future

Your DC Stories: 1968 - 2018

Pop-Up Museum

Saturday, April 7, 12-4pm at Anacostia Library. Join us for a Pop-Up Museum, a one-day show created by you. Bring your postcards, flyers, protest signs, buttons, concert posters, t-shirts, school yearbooks, and photos that reflect the themes of art, activism, music, service, and everyday life in DC. Don't have an object to bring? You can still share your story, make your own poster, and add your memory to our community map.

Event presented in partnership with Dr. Marya Annette McQuirter of the dc1968 project. Look for our next Pop-Up Museum at Mt. Pleasant Library, Saturday, May 19.

Punk Show for Women's History Month

Tonight! Thursday, March 29, 6:30pm at Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library. The DC Punk Archive will celebrate Women's History Month with a free, all-ages basement show featuring Ultra Beauty and Meche Korrect. Doors open at 6:00pm. 

Learn more about the DC Punk Archive.

Upcoming Programs at Georgetown Library

The Riots of 1968: Hitting Home Here in Washington

Saturday, April 14, 1:00pm, Peabody Room at Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Jamie Stiehm, a Creators Syndicate columnist and contributor to, discusses how Washington tore itself apart in April 1968, heartbroken over Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s murder.

Last Call: The Bayou, Cellar Door, and Georgetown Nightlife

Tuesday, April 17, 6:30pm, Meeting room at Georgetown Neighborhood Library. Join us for a partial screening of The Bayou: DC's Killer Joint, followed by a panel discussion on Georgetown's great venue spaces of the 1960s and 1970s.

Panelists include Mike Tramonte of The Bayou; Bill Scanlan of MTITV, the production company behind The Bayou documentary; Richard Harrington, Washington Post Pop Music Critic; Mike O’Harro of Tramp’s and Champions, and Cerphe Colwell from

Call for DC History Presentations!

The 45th Annual D.C. History Conference, hosted by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., will take place November 1 to 4, 2018. The Conference Committee invites presentation proposals that explore the theme of "Mobility, Migration, and Movement." Learn more about the conference and how to submit a proposal at the D.C. History Conference proposal submission website. Deadline is May 31, 2018.

Research at Washingtoniana

Washingtoniana and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. host monthly DC History workshops in our interim space at the Newseum. The next is Intro to House HistoryTuesday, April 17 at 6pm. Check the calendar for more upcoming events and email to schedule research.


Spring is (almost) here! Despite the recent snowfall, the National Park Service predicts that peak cherry blossom bloom will take place March 27 - March 31 this year.

Image: Darrel C. Crain, Jr. Photograph Collection. Women walking under blooming cherry trees on Tidal Basin. April 1949. Available on Dig DC.

DCPL Special Collections documents the local history of the District. Explore our collections online at