Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Museums in Washington DC – 2019 – Spring update (and a list of ALL D.C.’s museums)

May 12, 2019 is the re-opening of the International Spy Museum. https://www.spymuseum.org/newlocation/the-spy-museum-at-l-enfant-pla/ Anacostia Museum closed for renovation http://anacostia.si.edu/ “Anacostia Community Museum Closes for Renovation–Museum Will Be Closed March 15 Through … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pensions, portfolios, and printing: J. Worth Carnahan in Washington, DC

By Matthew B. Gilmore The November 27, 1901 Evening Star announced the incorporation of The Soldiers and Sailors Historical and Benevolent Society, with “the object of the society. . . … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Irish Washington, DC – 2019 update

originally here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/bibliography-irish-washington-dc/ New Swampoodle history blog post-Feb 4th, 2018:  Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley Swampoodle history blog post resources: What Once Was–Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the … Continue reading

March 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Change of venue – Welcome Pierre 2019

Pierre has MOVED! – (And not just from France…) Due to High Winds Welcome Pierrewill now be hosted at Dumbarton House – 2715 Q street NW Washington DC 20007– March … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Welcome Pierre 2019

Welcome Pierre 2019 Welcome Pierre Don’t miss out! Join us for the 30th annual Welcome Pierre on March 9th from 6:30 to 8:30. Hosted at the exclusive rooftop bar of the Graham … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Commandeered Housing in WWI Washington, DC: A Federal Landlording Nightmare

What Once Was Commandeered Housing in WWI Washington, DC: A Federal Landlording Nightmare By Matthew B. Gilmore COMPLETE COLUMN HERE: http://intowner.com/2019/02/21/commandeered-housing-in-wwi-washington-dc-a-federal-landlording-nightmare/ A startling (if cryptic) heading appears in the April … Continue reading

February 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

2018 Washington DC history books

What follows is a list of books on Washington DC history (and biography) published  in 2018. A Goodreads link is included for those available to provide more details on each title, the … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cameron Logan– Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Historic Capital: Preservation, Race and Real Estate in Washington, DC”

https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/historic-capital University of Minnesota Press, 2017 Tell us about the book. This is a book about the preservation movement in Washington, DC, across the 20th Century. I focus on the physical impact … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Welcome Pierre 2019

Welcome Pierre Don’t miss out! Major L’Enfant’s arrival in Georgetown to design the Federal City on March 9th, 1791, was both unexpected and unheralded. Join this group of local history lovers … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Museums in Washington DC – 2019 – update

There’s more news about museums. Smithsonian museums reopen January 29, 2019 (today). Newseum is leaving its Pennsylvania Avenue site, however “…the Newseum will remain open to the public through 2019” … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · Leave a comment