Friday, April 15, 2011
CHRS: House History Part II 4/20
The popular Preservation Cafe series continues. This time you can learn how to get more information about your home's history.
April 20 Preservation Cafe Features "House History: Part Two"
If you want to find out how to learn about early occupants of your house, go to CHRS's April 20 Preservation Cafe, which will feature the second of a 2-part series on house history research with local historian Matthew Gilmore.
The April Cafe will focus on where to find information about people who previously lived in your house, whereas Part One in February addressed researching the construction and history of the house itself. Mr. Gilmore will also explain how to find historic demographic information about your neighborhood through city directory and census records.
Together, information from the two house history Preservation Cafes provides a primer for the novice house history researcher. Mr. 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.
"House History: Part Two" will be held Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. at Ebenezers Coffeehouse at 2nd and F Streets, N.E. CHRS Preservation Cafes are free, accessible, and open to all in the Capitol Hill community; no reservations are needed.