The DC History Center deepens understanding of our city’s past to connect, empower, and inspire. We will reach into all eight wards to preserve and elevate the stories of Washington’s diverse people, neighborhoods, and institutions. We will do this work as a welcoming and inclusive community that fosters curiosity and nurtures civic engagement to strengthen our city for all.

We are continuing our mission and vision at the Carnegie Library, if you are interested in helping us share the “hiStories and herStories” of local Washington DC please let us know if you can volunteer with us.

The hours of the DC History Center Store and exhibits are;

  • Thursdays and Fridays: 2:00 – 7:00 PM
    • Shifts 1:30 – 4:30pm, 4:30 – 7:00pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays: NOON – 6:00 PM
    • Shifts 11:30am – 2:45pm, 2:45 – 6pm

The Carnegie Library is a mask and social distance required building that continually cleans all common areas.