CHRS Preservation Café - House History Research

The CHRS February Preservation Café Features House History Research

Presented by local historian Matthew Gilmore

On February 16, 2011, the Capitol Hill Restoration Society is pleased to offer the first of a two-part series on House History research. This part one session will focus on “The Homes.” Mr. Gilmore will outline the resources needed to document your home/building, including maps, tax records, and photographs. (Part two, to be held at the April Preservation Café, will focus on “The People,” at which time Mr. Gilmore will outline the resources needed to document your home/building's occupants, including city directories and census records).

Together, these two Preservation Cafes will provide a primer to get you started in researching your historic home.

Matthew Gilmore has been giving local history workshops since 1995, drawing on his experience as a reference librarian in the Washingtoniana Division of the DC Public Library. He has edited H-DC since 2000. Since leaving the library he has authored or co-authored four books, the most recent on Foggy Bottom (published November 2010). He is also an editorial board member and erstwhile guest editor of and contributor to the Historical Society of Washington DC's journal, Washington History. In addition he serves on the program committee for the annual conference on Washington, DC studies.

The Preservation Café will be offered on Wednesday, February 16th from 6:30 to 7:15 in the basement of Ebenezers CoffeeHouse, which is at 2nd and F Street, N.E.

This program is free and open to the public.

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