Our Projects

PROLOGUE DC can provide you with:

  • multimedia presentations depicting the history of your business, school, church, agency or other organization
  • display panels with text, images and maps
  • historical signage
  • historic site/district nominations
  • professionally designed historical reports, booklets or brochures
  • oral histories documenting your business, school, church, agency or other organization
  • thorough and accurate research in DC’s wide range of libraries, archives and other repositories

Here are some of the projects Prologue DC has completed since its founding in 2014, and some we’re still working on:

Bygone DC documentary - still photography and footage research for film scheduled to air on WETA-TV on October 11, 2017, at 8 pm.

Historic District Nomination for Bloomingdale, scheduled to go before the Historic Preservation Review Board in early 2018.

James Reese Europe American Legion Post 5 – archiving the records and arranging for photo conservation for this historic African-American veterans organization. A short video on our work is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWfguRjdlU.

Public Service Commission of the District of ColumbiaThe First 100 Years/Protecting the Public Interest 1913-2013 (book published in March 2016 by the Public Service Commission).

Historical Society of Washington, D.C. - production assistance on a series of short videos on the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Making D.C. History awardees.

Kogod School of Business, American University - content for a large graphic installation on the history of business in Washington, DC, in celebration of the school’s 60th anniversary.

Union Station Redevelopment Corporation - kiosk displays telling the history of railroads in Washington, DC, and of Union Station’s neighborhood.

Cultural Tourism DC - booklets for the Logan Circle, LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale and Anacostia Neighborhood Heritage Trails.

Hillcrest Children & Family Center - content for a display on the Center’s first 200 years.

Boss Shepherd’s restaurant - content for two large graphic wall installations on Boss Shepherd’s world and the history of downtown DC’s theater scene.

Kalorama Park historic landmark nomination for the Kalorama Citizens Association. The DC Historic Preservation Review Board voted unanimously to landmark the park on November 19, 2015.

In addition, Prologue DC historians are leading an important long-term project: Mapping Segregation in Washington, DC. The goal of this effort is to display–through interactive online maps–the historic segregation of Washington’s housing, as well as schools, playgrounds and other public facilities. See our Mapping Segregation page on this site, as well as our Facebook page, for project updates.

For a list of projects previously completed by our historians, see Individual Projects.

Mead’s Model Market, 2243 Nichols Avenue SE (Library of Congress)

 

Photos in top banner, left to right: Anacostia High School Baseball Team, 1939 (Library of Congress): Students at the Birney School (Frances Benjamin Johnston, Library of Congress); Cafe (John Vachon, Library of Congress); The Capitol (Library of Congress)