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Matthew B. Gilmore

Category Archives: Presidents in Washington

Matthew R. Costello – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President”

https://kansaspress.ku.edu/978-0-7006-2827-8.html 1. Tell us about the book.  The book explores how Americans—individually and collectively—remembered George Washington during the nineteenth century. In order to tell that story, I used Washington’s tomb … Continue reading

October 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Teddy Roosevelt and Washington DC’s “Smoke Nuisance”

In of December 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt’s annual message to Congress contained a passage which would seem rather extraordinary to us today. In that day, the President sent his annual … Continue reading

September 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Adam Costanzo – Interview with a Washington DC History Author

Adam Costanzo George Washington’s Washington: Visions for the National Capital in Early Republic America. University of Georgia Press, 2018. book website Adam’s twitter @adam_costanzo Tell us about the book. Well … Continue reading

September 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Remembering President James Garfield

https://www.c-span.org/video/?445754-1/remembering-president-james-garfield Remembering President James Garfield Matthew Gilmore, who edits a Washington, D.C., history blog, talked about the complicated and controversial building of a memorial to President James Garfield on the U.S. Capitol … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

Memories Fade: Washington’s most memorialized (and least known) President

Memories Fade: Washington’s most memorialized (and least known) President  By Matthew B. Gilmore* The story might be ripped from today’s headlines: a presidential memorial, delayed for years, caught up in … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · 1 Comment