Restoring the Heart of Ivy City: Alexander Crummell School (Webinar)


Join us on Tuesday, May 10 at 12:00pm EST for a virtual program with Empower DC and Friends of Crummell School about the history and future of the historic Alexander Crummell School!  Named after abolitionist and preacher, Reverend Alexander Crummel, this DC landmark served as the elementary school for Black children of Ivy City and Trinidad from 1912 until the early 1970s. Since ... Read more

History of Rock Creek Park with the National Park Service (Webinar)


Boulder Bridge. Courtesy of the National Park Service.   Join the DC Preservation League and National Park Service on Thursday, June 2nd at 12:00pm EST for a webinar about the history of Rock Creek Park! Situated within a large wooded valley near the heart of Washington, DC is Rock Creek Park. Often referred to as a gem within the ... Read more

Garden Tour at The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land (Members Only)

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land 1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington, DC

Photo courtesy of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild.   DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Saturday, June 4th at 12:00pm for an in-person tour of the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, led by Pat Cunniff of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild. Dedicated in 1899, the Franciscan Monastery and its garden are described as ... Read more

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Tour (Members-Only)

Dumbarton Oaks 1703 32nd Street, NW, Washington, DC

Fountain Terrace. Courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks   DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Friday, June 10th from 10:00am - 12:00pm for an in-person tour of the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks, led by Director of Gardens and Grounds, Jonathan Kavalier. Purchased by Robert and Mildred Bliss in 1920, Dumbarton Oaks is a Harvard University research institute, library, ... Read more

DC’s Historic Apartment Buildings (Webinar)


The Dresden Join the DC Preservation League and EHT Traceries, Inc. on Wednesday, August 3rd at 12:00pm/Noon EDT for a webinar exploring the history of apartment buildings in Washington, DC! Apartment living was first introduced to DC in the 1870s due to a rapidly growing population in the nation's capital. This led to converting existing buildings and single-family houses into multi-unit ... Read more

San Antonio Conservation in the 21st Century (Webinar)


Mission San José. Courtesy of The Conservation Society of San Antonio.   Join the DC Preservation League and The Conservation Society of San Antonio on Wednesday, August 24th at 12:00pm (11:00am CDT) for a webinar about San Antonio conservation in the 21st century! This presentation will be led by the Conservation Society's Executive Director, Vincent ... Read more

The Los Angeles Conservancy: Preserving LA County (Webinar)


Courtesy of the Los Angeles Conservancy.   Join the DC Preservation League and Los Angeles Conservancy on Wednesday, August 31th at 12:00pm EDT (9:00am PT) for a webinar exploring the Conservancy's history and work to raise awareness of historic places in LA County, prevent their needless demolition, empower people to save the places they love, and foster strong preservation ... Read more

2022 Historic Preservation 101/201 Seminar

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

This event has passed.  Below are PDFs of the presentations made by speakers at the September 9, 2022 Historic Preservation 101/201 Seminar.   Historic Preservation 101 Historic Overview of the Development of DC Neighborhoods - Brian Kraft, Historian Historic Preservation, Local Origins  - Rebecca Miller, Executive Director, DC Preservation League Historic Preservation 101: Individual Landmarks ... Read more

Foggy Bottom Historic District Tour (Members Only)

Foggy Bottom - Fitzgerald House 844 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC

Fitzgerald House in the Foggy Bottom Historic District. Courtesy of Frank Leone.   DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Saturday, September 24th from 11:00am-12:15pm for an in-person tour of the Foggy Bottom Historic District, led by Co-Chair of the Foggy Bottom Association History Project, Frank Leone! Walk with us along tree-lined sidewalks to learn about ... Read more