What We Do


Prologue DC’s signature project Mapping Segregation was awarded a 2019 Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, in the Education category, on May 8. A short video about the project is here.


PROLOGUE DC’S TEAM OF WASHINGTON-BASED HISTORIANS knows how to find and tell the stories you’re looking for. Whether it’s a neighborhood, school, church, business or organization, PROLOGUE DC can help you mark an anniversary or other milestone, raise visibility, and demonstrate your unique place in Washington history.

Let us take your project from start to finish. We can:

    • Navigate the wide range of archives, libraries, and other historical resources in and around Washington, DC
    • Research primary documents, maps, images, film, and video
    • Conduct oral history interviews
    • Prepare historical markers, nominations, and maps
    • Produce reports, brochures, exhibits, and presentations
    • Engage community groups

As Washingtonians, we’ll be as excited about your project as you are. Investigating and sharing your history instills pride, enhances identity and brand, and roots your business or group in the community it serves.

Discover your history. Discover something new!

Download the Prologue DC Capabilities Statement_042517.

Local and Federal Certifications:
Prologue DC is registered as a Certified Business Enterprise with the District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Development (DSLBD), under the Small, Local and Disadvantaged Business Development and Assistance Act of 2005 (DC Law 16-33; 52 DCR 7503). We are certified as a Local Business Enterprise, Small Business Enterprise, and Resident Owned Business for these Business Services: Historical Studies and Services; Markers, Plaques, Placards and Tablets: Dedicational, Historical, Informational, etc.; Interior Design, Space Planning, and Exhibits/Displays; and Editorial Services.

Prologue DC is also registered with the federal System for Award Management and is a Women-Owned Small Business under the US Small Business Administration’s WOSB Self-Certification Program.

Photos in top banner, left to right: Suffragist, 1917 (Library of Congress); Sunny’s Surplus, Downtown DC, 1971 (photo by Mary Belcher); U.S. Senate Chefs, 1942 (photo by George Danor, Library of Congress); Boy Scouts at Hains Point, 1937 (Library of Congress)