What We Do

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 a 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. Discover your history. Discover something new!

Download the Prologue DC Capabilities Statement.

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.

2019 Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation for Mapping Segregation in Washington DC.

2019 Vision Award for research, development, and outreach resulting in the designation of Bloomingdale Historic District.

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)