Crab Feast 8 (Postponed to October 15th)

Washington Canoe Club 3700 Water St. NW, Washington, DC

This event has been POSTPONED to Saturday, October 15th! Join the DC Preservation League and the Capital Pride Alliance for their annual Crab Feast at the historic Washington Canoe Club, one of DC’s most picturesque locations on the banks of the beautiful Potomac River. This event takes place entirely outdoors, with canoes and paddle boards available for adventures on the ... Read more

Constitution Hall 1776 D St NW, Washington, DC

The DC Preservation League invites you to attend the 2022 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. Hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution at DAR Constitution Hall, this event is underwritten by grants from the DC Commission on Arts & Humanities and HumanitiesDC -- the latter as part of 'Humanities Grant Program,' an ... Read more

Saving A Cemetery: Grassroots Archaeology and Activism at Walter Pierce Park

  This event has passed, view the recording here. Join the DC Preservation League and the Walter Pierce Park Archaeology Project on Wednesday, November 16th at 12:00 PM EDT (9:00 AM PT) for a webinar exploring the history and archaeology of Walter Pierce Park. Located between Calvert Street and Adams Mill Road N.W., Walter Pierce ... Read more

Guide to Indigenous D.C. Webinar

We live on land that has a deep history, one that extends back to those of the First Nations. Indigenous communities including the Nacotchtank and Piscataway People lived and thrived here in what is now the District of Columbia. We respect and honor all members of indigenous communities, past and present. We acknowledge that we ... Read more

Architectural Features Bingo (LIVE!)

                Do you dream in architectural features? This December we've created a bingo game for you! Feel free to print these boards and use them at your own holiday parties and celebrations this season. If you'd rather play with us, we're hosting a LIVE bingo game on Wednesday, ... Read more

DC Archaeology: Exploring the District’s Archaeological Legacy with Dr. Ruth Trocolli

Have you ever thought about what lies beneath the city's surface?   Image of Christine Ames during an archaeological excavation. Courtesy of DC Archaeology.   Join the DC Preservation League and Dr. Ruth Trocolli from the DC Office of Planning on December 15th at 12:00 PM EST for an illuminating webinar on DC's (literally) underground history. JOIN HERE NOW! This ... Read more

Free Grant Workshop (Preservation Initiatives Grant)

The Preservation Initiatives (PI) Grant Program provides matching grants to individuals and non-profit organizations for preservation planning, research, outreach/education, and bricks and mortar projects related to historic and cultural sites. These grants are intended to help stimulate public discussion, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, make technical expertise accessible, and encourage partnerships. Join ... Read more

Who Belongs Here? An Oral History of D.C.’s Most Gentrified Neighborhood

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G St. NW, Washington, DC

Have you ever wondered about how individuals personally experience gentrification in Washington, D.C.? Join the DC Preservation League in-person for an engaging talk about residency, housing, and neighborhood change in one of D.C.'s most gentrified spaces. On January 23rd at 6:00 PM, author Shilpi Malinowski will share highlights from her recent book: "Shaw, LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale in ... Read more

Before Gentrification: The Creation of DC’s Racial Wealth Gap (Webinar)

Image of Catania Bakery in Eckington. Courtesy of Ted Eytan. In this presentation, Dr. Tanya Golash-Boza  will explain how a century of redlining, disinvestment, and the War on Drugs wreaked devastation on Black people and paved the way for gentrification in Washington, DC. I will describe the cycles of state abandonment and punishment that have shaped ... Read more

Barry Farm Film Screening

Octagon House 1799 New York Avenue NW, Washington D.C., DC

Take a left off of the Anacostia Freeway on to Firth Sterling Ave – what do you see? You see empty fields. You see shiny new buildings just breaking ground. Construction equipment. Sweeping views of the capital.  As one community member states in this film, if you are a developer, you see a gold mine. But ... Read more