Greater Washington DC

The Greater Washington DC chapter of the GNSI was formed after the Annual Meeting of the Guild in 1996. The Washington DC chapter is in fact the oldest GNSI group. The National organization formed around the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in 1968. Washington DC area members served as the source of many GNSI organizers and directors for many years. As the Guild expanded and electronic resources have made a dispersed organization easier to manage, we have transformed into an official GNSI Chapter.


The GNSI Greater DC group holds meetings 8-9 times a year September - May. We usually pause from June - August as members scatter to pursue their varied travels and interests.


President:Alice Tangerini
Program Coordinator:Sally Bensusen &
Secretary:Trudy Nicholson
Treasurer:Britt Griswold