Local voices are emerging through the DC Community Heritage Project, a ten-year partnership between HPO and HumanitiesDC. Each year, participating professionals present two educational symposia on topics of interest to preservation newcomers. The program also awards grants of up to $5,000 to local groups for projects that build familiarity with DC’s community heritage. Grant recipients showcase their projects at an open community forum each December.
The heritage project emphasizes grass-roots organizing and youth participation in recording local history. Innovative ideas are welcomed to push the envelope of traditional historic preservation concerns. The neighborhood brochures, oral histories, videos, and other project products are available on the HumanitiesDC website.
Please contact HumanitiesDC for more details about the DC Community Heritage Project.