Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

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 · Leave a comment

Sesqui-what? Truman Throws a Party for Washington

Sesqui-what? Truman Throws a Birthday Party for Washington, the National Capital By Matthew B. Gilmore* Full article here: http://intowner.com/2017/02/02/sesqui-what-truman-throws-a-party-for-washington/ In 1948 President Harry Truman announced the National Capital Sesquicentennial Celebration to … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reading and Signing: Washington: A History of our National City by Tom Lewis Dec 2, 2015 7 pm

A History of our National City by Tom Lewis Dec 2nd, 2015  7pm Upshur Street Books (just a few blocks north of Petworth Metro station!) Creative Nonfiction Reading Event Date … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maps of City of Washington Wards 1801-1871

Maps of City of Washington Wards 1801-1871 after Laurence F. Schmeckebier “Ward Boundaries of Washington and Georgetown” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, v.51-52. Before the District of Columbia wards … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment