New Library Collection Showcases Tenleytown History

The Tenleytown Historical Society has partnered with the Tenley-Friendship Library to establish a new reference collection focused on the history of Tenleytown.

THS announced the collection in a release last week:

The Tenleytown Historical Society, in cooperation with the library staff, has created a local history reference section at the Tenley- Friendship Library. This is a non-circulating collection and is located on the second floor of the library. Materials include Tenleytown Historical Society’s 2003 Survey as well as archeological reports and books and articles on the Civil War and Tenleytown history. Also included is a composite of the DC Heritage Trail brochures in both English and Spanish. Tenleytown Historical Society purchased books and duplicated unpublished materials as needed. We are grateful to Jeanne Hanrahan and Ginny Callanen, Carolyn Long, the Mount Vernon College Alumnae Association, and The Sisters of Bon Secours for their donations. We encourage you to use this resource and hope the collection will grow as new publications and papers become available.

The contributions of THS offer a fantastic opportunity to discover the rich history of this community from its days as a rural, farming village to a gateway to Washington to the bustling neighborhood we know and love. A hearty thank you to all who made this collection a reality!