Diane Griffin wrote -Join us as we celebrate Washington, DC history! From the architecture of the Franciscan Monastery to the soul stirring music of DC natives Billy Stewart and Van McCoy, this year's group of DC Community Heritage Project grantees are offering a unique and eclectic look at the city's past. Find out about the historical development of neighborhoods like Bloomingdale and River Terrace. Hear how young people are engaging with Washington's past in new and exciting ways. Learn how you and your neighbors can receive support for similar projects. Other neighborhoods or communities explored through this year's DCCHP grant include: Hillsdale, Barracks Row, Upper 16th Street, NW, Columbia Heights, H Street, NE, Douglass/Fort Stanton, the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. The program will include representatives from the 42nd Annual DC Historical Studies Conference which will be held from November 12-15. This FREE evening program includes dinner, but RSVPs are required. We hope to see you there! (Image: Fourth of July Parade on Barracks Row; Credit:Ser Amantio de Nicolao via Wikimedia Commons) The DC Community Heritage Project is a partnership between the DC Historic Preservation Office and HumanitiesDC. * This program was supported through a Historic Preservation Fund Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior, and also Target Community Relations. Funds were used for the identification, protection, and/or rehabilitation of historic properties and cultural resources in the District of Columbia. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability in its federally assisted programs. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240.