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

What Once Was “Good order, good taste, and with due regard to public interests involved”: the origins of the Shipstead-Luce Act

What Once Was “Good order, good taste, and with due regard to public interests involved”: the origins of the Shipstead-Luce Act  By Matthew B. Gilmore*  On May 16, 1930 Congress … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Plans for Major Rehab, Enhanced Use of Historic Carnegie Library Building Now Moving Forward

Plans for Major Rehab, Enhanced Use of Historic Carnegie Library Building Now Moving Forward PUBLISHED: JUNE 14TH, 2017 Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the June 2017 issue … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · 3 Comments