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Building the Washington Metro
This site tells the history of the 103-mile rapid transit system serving the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Columbia Heights History
Learn about the businesses, nonprofit organizations, and people of this Washington community.

Explore DC.org: Gateway to America's Capital
Visit this exciting,  interactive one-stop search about the history, heritage and culture of Washington, DC.

Interview Checklist
Use this handy checklist to prepare for and conduct your lively interview with a family member or neighbor.

Neighborhood Tours
Use the site to explore some of Washington's exciting and historic neighborhoods.

Virtual Smithsonian
This web site is based on the traveling exhibit, Celebrating 150 Years, America's Smithsonian.  Can you locate photographs of at least two ethnic community leaders among the artifacts?

Washington: A Natiional Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
This guide to the historic neighborhoods and monuments of the Nation's Capital has everything you wanted to know about the District of Columbia.

Washington Places
Architecture students at the University of Virginia created this site to depict historical origins, present conditions, and future prospects of Washington's public places.

Welcome to Hillcrest
Take an arm chair tour of the beautiful Southeast neighborhood.

Within These Walls
See "Clues within These Walls" to discover how historians and curators learn about the history of houses in neighborhoods.  Use the research guide on this web site to help you discover the history of your own residence or of a family member's home.

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