Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

The New Deal and Parks in Washington, D.C. Thursday, May 6, 2:30pm-3:45pm

The New Deal and Parks in Washington, D.C.Thursday, May 6, 2:30pm-3:45pm register: https://dcpreservation.z2systems.com/np/clients/dcpreservation/event.jsp?event=81&Online https://www.aiadc.com/event/new-deal-and-parks-washington-dcJoin the DC Preservation League, Washington Architectural Foundation, and AIA|DC on Thursday, May 6th at 2:30pm EDT for a presentation with the Living New Deal about their … Continue reading

May 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

District of Columbia Census 2020 Population slumps below 2017 level

The District of Columbia’s population growth over the past decade reversed itself, dropping by 16,204 people, a 2.3% decline–dropping the District’s population below its 2017 point. In 2019, D.C.’s population … Continue reading

April 28, 2021

Robert Watson – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation”

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S FINAL BATTLE: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation. Robert P. Watson. Georgetown University Press, 2021. http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/george-washingtons-final-battle 1. Tell us about the book.  George Washington, … Continue reading

March 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Robert Watson: George Washington’s Final Battle February 18, 2021 4pm

Georgetown University Press, Georgetown College, and the Georgetown University Library would like to invite you to the next event in our series of ongoing live streamed interviews with Georgetown faculty and Press authors … Continue reading

February 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

John Wood: United States Capitol Photographer (1856-1864) — January 13, 2021

Title: John Wood: United States Capitol Photographer (1856-1864) Presenter: Adrienne Lundgren, Photograph Conservator, Library of Congress Date and Time: January 13, 2021, 11 am – 12 pm EST This lecture … Continue reading

December 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jean Baker – Interview with an Author – “Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe”

Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Jean H. Baker, Oxford University Press, 2020. https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780190696450.001.0001/oso-9780190696450 Tell us about the book: Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe is … Continue reading

December 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Once Was–DC History Column — Matthew B. Gilmore

What Once Was — Matthew B. Gilmore (archival links below) Washington DC, Center of Manufacturing . . . PUBLISHED: JULY 18TH, 2015 Washington’s Lime Kilns: Creating the stuff of building PUBLISHED: AUGUST … Continue reading

November 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Once Was: 1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving

PUBLISHED: 2017; OCTOBER 25TH, 2018 To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each archival link: https://web.archive.org/web/20190606115013/http://intowner.com/2018/10/25/1845-washingtons-first-thanksgiving/  By Matthew B. Gilmore* In November of 1845 Washington’s newspapers, … Continue reading

November 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Recent Scholarship on Washington, D.C. — 2019 edition

BY MATTHEW B. GILMORE This bibliography is the latest compilation of non-book/non-monograph scholarship on Washington, D.C. It includes theses, dissertations, and scholarly articles from 2018 into 2019 (and a few … Continue reading

November 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Grant Quertermous – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “A Georgetown Life: The Reminiscences of Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon of Tudor Place”

A GEORGETOWN LIFE: The Reminiscences of Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon of Tudor Place. Grant S. Quertermous, Editor. Georgetown University Press, October 2020 http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/georgetown-life Tell us about the book.     The book, … Continue reading

September 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

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