Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Category Archives: Early Washington history

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

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

Irish Washington, DC – 2019 update

originally here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/bibliography-irish-washington-dc/ New 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 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

2018 Washington DC history books

What follows is a list of books on Washington DC history (and biography) published  in 2018. A Goodreads link is included for those available to provide more details on each title, the … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Welcome Pierre 2019

Welcome Pierre Don’t miss out! Major L’Enfant’s arrival in Georgetown to design the Federal City on March 9th, 1791, was both unexpected and unheralded. Join this group of local history lovers … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

What Once Was Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital click for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/12/30/merry-christmas-washington-evolution-of-the-holiday-in-the-nations-capital/  By Matthew B. Gilmore During December of 1923 a 48-foot balsam … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Gil Klein – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Trouble in Lafayette Square”

Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House Gil Klein Arcadia Publishing, 2018 Tell us about the book. This is a history of many of the … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving (seasonal re-run)

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 … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · Leave a comment