Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

White House Rose Garden Restoration

The completion of the restoration of the White House Rose Garden was just recently announced. The goals, design process, and historical and horticultural analysis can be found here: White House … Continue reading

August 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Webinar – Scout 101 – DCRA’s New Consolidated Data System

Webinar – Scout 101 – DCRA’s New Consolidated Data System https://www.aiadc.com/event/webinar-scout-101-%E2%80%93-dcra%E2%80%99s-new-consolidated-data-system Date – Thursday, June 4 2020 Time – 12:00pm-1:00pm Location – Webinar Price $15 for Students, Assoc. AIA, AIA, & DAC … Continue reading

May 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

OBIT – InTowner newspaper publisher Peter Wolff dies at 84

InTowner newspaper publisher Peter Wolff dies at 84 Peter L. Wolff, a lawyer turned journalist who is credited with shedding light on important but often overlooked issues affecting D.C.’s local … Continue reading

April 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

District of Columbia Population History page updated

2019 United States Census update: D.C. population growth slowed dramatically, climbing by just 3,294 (under .5%) to 705,749 as of July 2019 — growth slipping from years of 1,000 per month … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 visualization and data links

Sometimes this blog will look at non-DC history-related visualizations. A century after the Spanish Influenza today’s Coronavirus COVID-19 situation prompts this–with numerous websites showing a variety of data of various … Continue reading

April 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia

Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia Excerpts.. . For complete column CLICK: https://intowner.com/2020/03/24/food-on-the-streets-street-vending-in-the-district-of-columbia/ By Matthew B. Gilmore*   In 19th century Washington sales of goods … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Replay: Washington’s Lost Month: the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Epidemic in the District of Columbia

Washington’s Lost Month: the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Epidemic in the District of Columbia By Matthew B. Gilmore [CLICK HERE for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/10/01/washingtons-lost-month-the-1918-19-spanish-influenza-epidemic-in-the-district-of-columbia/ ] CLICK HERE for a timeline of the month: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/timeline-washingtons-lost-month-the-1918-19-spanish-influenza-epidemic-in-the-district-of-columbia/ … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

Irish Washington DC — 2020 update

originally here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/bibliography-irish-washington-dc/ 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 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

How HathiTrust is better than Google Books

Describing how the Library of Congress researcher card provides access to important resources (https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/2020/02/24/unexpected-uses-of-your-library-of-congress-researcher-card-hathitrust-digital-library/) raises the question of why and in what way are those resources valuable–and worth using rather … Continue reading

February 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Unexpected uses of your Library of Congress researcher card — Hathitrust Digital Library

To use materials held by the Library of Congress, the District of Columbia’s only public research library, readers (users/patrons) must register for a reader card. It is simple and painless … Continue reading

February 24, 2020 · 1 Comment