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The Rainbow History Project is honored to announce its 2015 Community Pioneers. These tenacious and creative individuals played vital and instrumental roles in establishing and sustaining the D.C. LGBT community. The Pioneers will be celebrated at a free and open event. Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 6:30 PM Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th Street, […]

2015 Community Pioneers Announced



We’ve scheduled our annual membership meeting and it is open to all who are interested! Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 6:30 PM The DC Center  2000 14th Street, NW | Washington, DC This is an opportunity to connect with volunteers new and old, artifact donors, oral history narrators, community elders, and […]

Annual Meeting: Tuesday, 31 March 2015!



We’ve just published our 2014 Annual Report, and it was a phenomenal year to review! You can read the entire report here (2014) or download it and previous years’ reports from our “About Us” page. Our 2014 accomplishments—an expanded volunteer corps, more efficient and effective website, growing oral history and physical document collections—leave […]

2014 Annual Report released



On Sunday, October 5, 2014, the inaugural Northern Virginia Pride Festival was held at the Bull Run Special Events Center in Centreville, VA. Rainbow History Project board members staffed a booth and presented information about NOVA related materials in our collections, our efforts collecting histories for the entire metropolitan area, […]

Northern Virginia Pride Festival



In July and September Rainbow History Project have trained 12 new volunteers to record oral history interviews with members of the community. We also had interest from many people who will attend future sessions (TBD). If you are interested in becoming a volunteer interviewer, please let us know! Training documents […]

Oral History Training Documents Online


On Saturday, 23 August 2014, a group of volunteers met at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. to work on the “Newsletters and Fliers o the LGBT Community” collection. Valuable community materials collected by the former Gay Community Center of Washington DC, this collection has hundreds of newsletters from over […]

Archiving Session: Newsletters and Fliers


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Welcome to the new rainbowhistory.org!  We have re-launched our site with an entirely new architecture that will help us more easily update pages, announce new developments, and share artifacts and documents–everything you loved before is still here, too! It’s just living in a new home. This new site is going to help […]

Redesigned Website Launches!