The Big Picture at the DC History Center

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:30pm
Led by 
Jane F. Levey

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When the DC History Center opened in May 2019 at the restored Carnegie Library, its one-of-a-kind exhibit, The Big Picture, captured the attention of curious visitors and warmed the hearts of lifetime Washingtonians.  Spanning the 20th century in Washington, the panoramic photographs comprising The Big Picture are displayed in a range of sizes up to 40 feet wide and nine feet high: D.C. history you can practically step into!  Join curator Jane F. Levey for a virtual walk through this breathtaking and evocative show and hear about how it came to be—and why it resonates deeply with so many D.C. residents.

Proceeds from this program will be donated to the DC History Center.

Historian Jane F. Levey has been immersed in D.C. history for nearly four decades. She headed the DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails program for Cultural Tourism DC, was consulting curator for the new George Washington University Museum, and has served in a variety of editorships for Washington History: Magazine of the DC History Center. She is co-author of Washington Album (Washington Post Books, 2000) and numerous articles on DC history. She currently serves as historian and media resource for the DC History Center.

"Certainly informative--discussion, visual material, explanation of History Center-DCPS connections all effective. Many thanks for a most valuable program." -JKF