Donna Evers

In Memoriam: Revisiting the Wall

These balmy days between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are a good time to visit the war memorials ...

Clang, Clang, Clang Went the Trolley!

Ralph Blane, co-composer with Hugh Martin of “The Trolley Song” – made famous by the 1944 film “Meet Me in St ...

Swampoodle: When Irish Eyes Were Smiling

Early immigrants from Europe didn’t settle in Washington, D.C. They went to Northern cities where the jobs and ...

Mr. Lincoln and the Winter of Our Discontent

Abraham Lincoln is such an iconic figure that the present-day public does not see him as his contemporaries did. We ...

Lafayette, We Are Here!

When the U.S. sent its army to defend France in the First World War, General John J. Pershing presided ...

Historic D.C.

The only two cities with more period apartment houses than the District of Columbia are Chicago and New York. Considering ...

Let’s Hear it for Norton, the All-American Wine

When Thomas Jefferson, America’s best known wine connoisseur, was Ambassador to France after the American Revolution he traveled extensively ...

Thanksgiving from the Very Beginning

The so-called first Thanksgiving occurred in Plymouth Colony, Mass., in 1621. It was a feast held one year after the ...

The National Cathedral: Echoes of the Middle Ages

When Pierre l’Enfant drew his plan for the City of Washington, it included a “national church,” which he thought ...

Adams & Jefferson, July 4, 1826

It seems nearly impossible to suppose that two of the Founding Fathers and ex-presidents could have both died on the ...

Thomas Jefferson’s Love of Wine Spurred Virginia’s

The wine business has taken off in Virginia, with over 200 licensed wineries in the state, and a growing enthusiasm ...

Historic D.C. Washington Returns: Christmas 1783

When George Washington rode off to war in June 1776, he told Martha he would come back home in the ...

Henry Adams: a Literary Life at Lafayette Square

Washington, D.C., used to be a smaller town than it is now, especially when Henry Adams moved to the ...

One Hero’s Sad Fate

Unfortunately, we live in an era where heroes are suspect. Larger-than-life figures like Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln have been ...

Those Were the Days

The party scene in Washington changes with different administrations, and each presidency has a subtle but important influence on its ...

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