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Washington Welcomes the Automobile: 120-year Romance — Part II, Adoption and Regulations

PUBLISHED: JULY 24TH, 2019 By Matthew B. Gilmore* Complete column here: http://intowner.com/2019/07/24/washington-welcomes-the-automobile-120-year-romance-part-ii-adoption-and-regulations/ In 1900 there were approximately 11,000 horses in Washington, and 40 horse-shoers, and 66 commercial stables. This required … Continue reading

July 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Chris DeRose – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America”

Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America. Regnery History, 2019 1. Tell us about the book. A Congressman killed the US Attorney across from the White … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pamela Scott – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Creating Capitol Hill: Place, Proprietors, and People”

Creating Capitol Hill: Place, Proprietors, and People. US Capitol Historical Society, 2018. Tell us about the book. Antiquarian Charles Carroll Carter, political historian William C. di Giacomantonio, historian-cartographer Don Alexander … Continue reading

July 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

4th of July – Celebrating American Independence in Washington

Washington began celebrating the 4th of July as Independence Day in 1801: see https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/district-of-columbias-first-4th-of-july-1801/ “Free and unreserved” expression despite fiercely divided opinion was much hoped for: The definitive web resources … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Robert Kapsch – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of a New Federal City, 1790-1840”

Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of a New Federal City, 1790-1840 Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018 1. Tell us about the book. Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of a New … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Independent (non-chain) Bookstores of Washington DC (2019)

Here’s a list of names, locations, and URLs of independent/non-chain bookstores in Washington DC–new and used–with museum/organization gift shops with substantial book selling added. Begun for  the May 2, 2015 celebration … Continue reading

June 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

What Once Was – Washington Welcomes the Automobile: 120-year Romance — Part I, Anticipation and Local Innovation

PUBLISHED: MAY 21ST, 2019 Click this to find our archive of What Once Was articles. By Matthew B. Gilmore* “… Not calculated to frighten the horses. . . .” That … Continue reading

May 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of a New Federal City: 1790-1840 – Latrobe Chapter Lecture, by author Robert Kapsch

THE LATROBE CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS PRESENTSBuilding Washington: Engineering and Construction of  a New Federal City: 1790-1840Latrobe Chapter Lecture by Robert Kapsch, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Hon., AIATomorrow! Tuesday, May 14 at … Continue reading

May 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

International Spy Museum reopens

https://www.bisnow.com/washington-dc/news/economic-development/inside-the-new-162m-spy-museums-mission-to-lure-tourists-to-lenfant-plaza-98870 May 12, 2019 the International Spy Museum officially reopens at its new location. 700 L’Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024202.393.7798 Click https://www.spymuseum.org/ https://www.spymuseum.org/exhibition-experiences/ for all DC’s museums see: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/2019/03/29/museums-in-washington-dc-2019-spring-update-and-a-list-of-all-d-c-s-museums/

May 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Museums in Washington DC – 2019 – Spring update (and a list of ALL D.C.’s museums)

May 12, 2019 is the re-opening of the International Spy Museum. https://www.spymuseum.org/newlocation/the-spy-museum-at-l-enfant-pla/ Anacostia Museum closed for renovation http://anacostia.si.edu/ “Anacostia Community Museum Closes for Renovation–Museum Will Be Closed March 15 Through … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment