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For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.

Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
April 2015
06:00 PM EDT
May 2015
03:00 PM EDT
GOAL $15,000.00
52.6% To Goal

For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.

Visit the exhibit at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. You can bid on artwork using your mobile device while visiting the gallery, Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Win a piece of history that benefits the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.! The Historical Society is proud to present "For the Record: Artfully Historic D.C.", an art exhibit about endangered historic sites in our nation's capital, as seen through the eyes of local D.C. artists.

Come explore the creative visions of local artists during the exhibit opening on April 22, 2015. The top 75 artworks submitted by local artists have been selected by a panel of local museum and art professionals. The top 5 winning pieces become part of the Historical Society's collections, joining other prominent collections of historic artworks about the built environment of our nation's capital.

The remaining artworks will be available for auction through this web page. The final "live" silent auction will take place during the Historical Society's 121st Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. To learn more about "For the Record," to purchase tickets for the opening and closing events, or to learn more about other Historical Society programs, visit This program is presented in collaboration with the DC Preservation League and Capitol Hill Art League.

About Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is a community-supported educational and research organization that collects, interprets, and shares the history of our nation’s capital. Founded in 1894, it serves a diverse audience through its collections, public programs, exhibitions, and publications.

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Live Event Information

The closing of the silent auction will happen on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. The online bidding will close at 3:00 p.m. on the same day.