Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

When Historic Preservation Helps Cities: A Response to Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times — by Preservation Maryland

Preservation volunteer workday in Charles County, 2017. When Historic Preservation Helps Cities: A Response to Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times 01/27/2020 BY NICHOLAS A. REDDING FROM: https://www.preservationmaryland.org/when-historic-preservation-helps-cities-a-response-to-binyamin-appelbaum/ With all … Continue reading

January 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Kip Lornell – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Capital bluegrass : hillbilly music meets Washington D.C.”

Capital Bluegrass: Hillbilly Music Meets Washington, D.C. – Kip Lornell https://global.oup.com/academic/product/capital-bluegrass-9780199863112?cc=us&lang=en& What inspired you to write this book?  Since moving to Washington, DC, in 1988 for a post-doctoral fellowship at Smithsonian Folkways, … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jeff Forret – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and His Cargo of Black Convicts”

“Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and His Cargo of Black Convicts” Cambridge University Press, January 2020. https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/early-republic-and-antebellum-history/williams-gang-notorious-slave-trader-and-his-cargo-black-convicts?format=HB Tell us about the book. Williams’ Gang tells the story of Washington, … Continue reading

January 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

James Conroy – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac”

Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac October 2019. https://rowman.com/isbn/9781538108468/jefferson’s-white-house-monticello-on-the-potomac Tell us about the book Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac is the first book devoted to the President’s … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pneumatic tubes: technological innovation and politics in Shepherd-era Washington DC

Excerpts.. . For complete column CLICK: Pneumatic tubes: technological innovation and politics in Shepherd-era Washington DC By Matthew B. Gilmore* Deep in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution is a … Continue reading

January 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jenny Masur – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around Washington, D.C.”

Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around Washington, D.C., by Jenny Masur was published by History Press in January 2019. https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781625859754   1. Tell us about the book. Its goal is … Continue reading

January 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

2019 Washington DC history books

What follows is a list of books on Washington DC history (and biography) published in 2019. A Goodreads link is included for those available to provide more details on each … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Harry “Chas” Langelan 1947-2019

[There will be a memorial service for Chas Langelan that will be held this Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home1212 W. Old Liberty RoadSykesville, MD 21784. The viewing … Continue reading

November 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Franklin Square: Park or Parking? Evolution of a Public Space

By Matthew B. Gilmore* In a milestone moment in DC’s urban development, plans are underway  for a complete refit of Franklin Park — by the District of Columbia, not the National … Continue reading

November 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

Washington Wins the World Series — 1924

CLICK: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1924-10-11/ed-1/ AND Washington Wins the World Series — 2019 CLICK: Parade – Saturday, November 2, at 2 p.m.; Constitution Ave and 15th St NW https://sportscapital.dc.gov/event/2019-nationals-championship-parade https://www.mlb.com/nationals How baseball’s changed … Continue reading

October 31, 2019 · Leave a comment