40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies

40th Annual Conference for DC Historical Studies
40th Annual Conference for DC Historical Studies

What are you doing between November 14th and 17th? Hopefully you are going to the 40th annual conference on DC historical studies. Some of our favorite local history buffs will be there presenting, including John DeFerrari, Garrett Peck, and Mike Stein.

GoDCer Matthew sent along the details and encourages all of you to check out the website to plan your schedule.

The highlights are too numerous to mention here, but here it goes …

There’s a conference reception on Thursday evening which will be an informal way to meet the group of attendees. Friday morning has a terrific kickoff with a session by high schools presenting their research on DC alleys.

Hungry for food and beer? There’s a great session on DC food called “Washington Food Matters — Why Isn’t Washington a Culinary Capital? Inventing Food Traditions for D.C.” You won’t want to miss this one.

You’ll see some great sessions on the Civil War as well as the War of 1812, including a bus tour out in Bladensburg on Sunday.

If you read this blog and you like local history, you’re going to love this conference.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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