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Matthew B. Gilmore

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

1887 Hopkins online once again

Click (bookmark this link): https://digdc.dclibrary.org/islandora/object/dcplislandora%3A29055 this is a followup to the post: Hopkins real estate maps (1887 and later) offline at DCPL’s DigDC website — DCRA Surdocs alternative Be aware that … Continue reading

January 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

Museums in Washington DC 2019

Just how many museums are there in Washington DC?   71 – plus or minus — 2018 saw two new museums open. The National Law Enforcement Museum opened October 13, 2018 @NLEMuseum 444 E Street, … Continue reading

January 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

Hopkins real estate maps (1887 and later) offline at DCPL’s DigDC website — DCRA Surdocs alternative

Hopkins real estate maps (1887 and later) offline at DCPL’s DigDC website — DCRA Surdocs alternative DiGDC https://digdc.dclibrary.org/ The 1887 and later Hopkins atlases are offline currently (they are not … Continue reading

January 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

What Once Was Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital click for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/12/30/merry-christmas-washington-evolution-of-the-holiday-in-the-nations-capital/  By Matthew B. Gilmore During December of 1923 a 48-foot balsam … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

District of Columbia Population passes 700,000 mark

2018 United States Census update: D.C. population surpasses 700,000; D.C.’s population is now 702,455 as of July 2018. This 1% increase represents a substantial slowing, which has averaged almost 2% (2011-2017–see District … Continue reading

December 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kim Roberts — Interview with a D.C. Website Creator – DC Writers’ Homes

Matthew Gilmore asks… Tell us about the website. DC Writers’ Homes documents the residences of literary authors who lived in Washington, DC from the city’s founding in 1800 through the … Continue reading

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

One Last Tempo: Liberty Loan Building

One Last Tempo: Liberty Loan Building Matthew B. Gilmore* [CLICK HERE for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/11/30/one-last-tempo-liberty-loan-building/ Temporary Liberty Loan Building Is the Liberty Loan Building [1] Washington’s last tempo? Well, yes and no, all … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Gil Klein – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Trouble in Lafayette Square”

Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House Gil Klein Arcadia Publishing, 2018 Tell us about the book. This is a history of many of the … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment
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