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Welcome to our new monthly blog series!  One of our newest volunteers, Katarina Walther, has been digging into our collection to bring you stories from our online archive.  We’re kicking off the month of February and African American History Month with a piece on The Clubhouse!  From 1975 to 1990, The […]

February Archives Highlight: The ClubHouse


The Rainbow History Project will be holding its public annual meeting on March 24th, 2016 at the DC Center for the LGBT Community.  More information can be found on our events page. Please join us to learn more about the work that RHP does and how you can get involved, […]

Annual Meeting, Annual Report Posted




The Rainbow History Project is honored to have been selected by Cultural Tourism DC to give two of our historic neighborhood walking tours a total of five times during the upcoming WalkingTown DC program. Please join us at one or more than one! RHP board member Jeff will give our […]

Upcoming Walking Tours


On Thursday, July 23, Rainbow History Project hosted a training session at the DC Center the LGBT Community. We trained seven new volunteers, ranging from university students to retirees, to collect oral histories. Volunteers came with various backgrounds, from anthropology to genealogy to history. One volunteer explained that she was participating […]

Seven New Volunteers Trained




Open the Trans History Timeline. We are excited to share our newly updated Trans History Timeline. Originally a pdf compiled by volunteers, the timeline is now available in an interactive format. It covers local and national developments relevant to the trans+ community, 1896-2008. What did we miss? The trans timeline […]

Trans Timeline Updated





(Rainbow History board member Vincent Slatt. Photo by Sarah Welz Geselowitz.) On Tuesday, June 30th, the last day of Pride Month, the Rainbow History Project held a public information session at the Southeast Neighborhood Library. Board member Vincent Slatt discussed the history of the organization and our ongoing work, including […]

Rainbow History at the DC Public Library