Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Category Archives: What Once Was

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

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving

In November of 1845 Washington’s newspapers, including the National Intelligencer, and The Union, reported on Mayor William Winston Seaton’s proclamation of November 27 as a “Day of Thanksgiving,” it being the city’s first … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · 1 Comment