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

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