Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

District of Columbia population growth continues–2017 estimates released

The 2017 population estimate has been released:  693,972 (as of July 1), an increase of 12,802, which is 1.88%. This is an uptick in growth, which had slowed to 1.33% in … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Independent (non-chain) Bookstores of Washington DC (2018)

Here’s a list of names, locations, and URLs of independent/non-chain bookstores in Washington DC–new and used–with museum/organization gift shops with substantial book selling added. Begun for  the May 2, 2015 celebration … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 2 Comments

One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia

What Once Was One Final Flutter at Benning — the End of Horse Race Gambling in the District of Columbia PUBLISHED: JANUARY 1ST, 2018 Click this to find our archive … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

White House (Jackson) Magnolia history resources

White House (Jackson) Magnolia history resources View looking northwest at magnolia located on left side of south facade – Andrew Jackson Southern Magnolia , 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, west of south … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

2017 Washington DC history books

What follows is a list of books on Washington DC history (and biography) published  in 2017. A Goodreads link is included for those available to provide more details on each … Continue reading

December 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Latrobe Chapter Symposium – October 28, 2017 “City and Capital: Building Washington, DC, as Home and Symbol”

City and Capital: Building Washington, DC, as Home and Symbol  12th Biennial Symposium on the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC The Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · Leave a 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 · Leave a comment

More service cutbacks at the National Archives

In conjuction with the new fiscal year and Archives month, the National Archives again is cutting hours of service. Consultation room hours at Archives I (downtown Washington) are brought forward … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

National Archives DC court records followup

For original issue see: http://intowner.com/2017/08/03/national-archives-and-district-of-columbia-records/ Here’s the National Archives response: Statement on Status of DC Records from the National Archives PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2017 The National Archives, our nation’s record … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 1 Comment
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