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Matthew B. Gilmore

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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

Museums in Washington DC – 2019 – update

There’s more news about museums. Smithsonian museums reopen January 29, 2019 (today). Newseum is leaving its Pennsylvania Avenue site, however “…the Newseum will remain open to the public through 2019” … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

“High-handed usurpation and outrage”: The End of Washington City Canal

Benjamin Severson was incensed. The work he’d devoted so much time and energy into had been undone. Despite many critics, Severson, a civil engineer and foreman under Montgomery Meigs for … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

Deconstructing a Mystery: Rare photo proves to be the earliest ever taken of the Smithsonian Castle

Deconstructing a Mystery: Rare photo proves to be the earliest ever taken of the Smithsonian Castle.

August 10, 2015 · 1 Comment