The extensive collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. document over 200 years of local history and are made available to the public through the Society’s exhibits, publications, the online catalog, and the Kiplinger Research Library. The Society collects, preserves, arranges and describes collections that document the city’s physical landscape as well as the families, organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, religious institutions and other communities that comprise Washington, D.C. The Society maintains and protects an invaluable resource for future Washingtonians, including works of art, rare books, and ephemera.
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Document from Apr. 15, 1865
Newspaper from Apr. 20, 1865
Procession Through Washington with the Body of President Lincoln
Still Image from 1865