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Matthew B. Gilmore

NARA cuts Saturday hours–who to contact

Ann Cummings ann.cummings@nara.gov William (Jay) Bosanko william.bosanko@nara.gov is the NARA COO (https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2013/nr13-25.html) David Ferriero david.ferriero@nara.gov is Archivist of the United States NARA Senior Staff: https://www.archives.gov/about/organization/senior-staff The National Archives and Records Administration announced last … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana?–collection closes July 7, 2017 at the Carnegie Library building!

Washingtoniana will close its doors at the Carnegie Library on July 7, 2017. Preparations for construction of the (fast-tracked) Apple global flagship store, as described here: http://intowner.com/2017/06/14/plans-for-major-rehab-enhanced-use-of-historic-carnegie-library-building-now-moving-forward/  are due to begin. … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)-Expands scope allowing state partners to digitize historic newspapers from 1690 to 1963

Expanding Our Current Scope | NDNP  https://www.loc.gov/ndnp/news/index.html#20160708_1 JULY 7, 2016 National Digital Newspaper Program The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Library of Congress are pleased to announce the … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

DS Barry departure date set

Navy Sets Departure Date for Display Ship Barry http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/ndw/installations/nsa_washington/news/navy-sets-departure-date-for-display-ship-barry.html   04/11/16   Navy sets date for decommissioned ship USS Barry departure   WASHINGTON – The Navy today announced it has … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kids in the neighborhood: The District has more children, but they are not where they used to be

Originally posted on District, Measured:
After many years of decline, the total number of children in the District started to increase beginning 2011. The turnaround in the overall population had…

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

How can the rent be so high in DC when almost two-thirds of all rental units in the District are subject torent control? A small number of “spoiler “units with high turnover may be the reason.

The District, along with a few other housing major markets in the nation, has rent control laws that were enacted to protect tenants against unreasonable rent increases. The laws governing … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Die Braumeister

Originally posted on Collections Corner:
This month’s History & Hops features Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant at Navy Yard.  Started in 1988 by Dan Gordon and Dean Biersch, the brewery reflects its founders’…

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Washington DC Museums – A concise, complete list

Below is the list of all museums (and art galleries) in the District of Columbia. If available a website, twitter account, and online calendar are listed. [Note: libraries with exhibition … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Dignified, restrained, and well-proportioned”: the Making of the District of Columbia Municipal Building

full text here: http://intowner.com/2016/02/17/dignified-restrained-and-well-proportioned-the-making-of-the-district-of-columbia-municipal-building/ Click this to find our archive of What Once Was articles. To view images full size & high resolution, left click on each Matthew B. Gilmore* Recently … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ignorance is Bliss

Originally posted on Random Thoughts: Change, Primary Sources & Other Stuff:
What’s the connection between the phrase ignorance is bliss, Alexander Graham Bell’s induction device, the insanity plea, an apparatus…

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment