Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

The Evening Star: the Rise and Fall of a Great American Newspaper, November 9, 2019

Sat, November 9, 2019

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

The Evening Star author talk with Faye Haskins


Event Information


The Washington Evening Star was among the top ten newspapers in the country, starting before the Civil War and ending its run during the Reagan presidency. Learn about what went on behind the scenes of this historic paper from Faye Haskins, former Archivist and Photo Librarian at DC Public Library Special Collections. Haskins’ book, The Evening Star: the Rise and Fall of a Great American Newspaper, includes insight on the editorial decisions behind the coverage, including controversial decisions on race relations, DC politics, and 129 years of national politics.

This talk will be held in the Peabody Room on the top floor of the Georgetown Library.

The Peabody Room, a special collection of Georgetown neighborhood history, is open to the public without an appointment. Come in during open hours or contact the librarian for more information. 

Georgetown Neighborhood Library
3260 R St. NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20007


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This entry was posted on October 18, 2019 by in Evening Star, Washington DC newspapers, Washington DC publishing.
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