Donna Evers

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 ...

Reading Lincoln

Like the cathedrals of Europe, many of our monuments in Washington are rich with symbolism, and can be “read,” especially ...

At 100, the Cherry Trees: Enduring and Fragile Sign of Spring

This spring marks the 100-year anniversary of Japan’s gift of cherry trees to beautify the Tidal basin and National ...

The Iconic Obelisk

The Washington Monument is the single most recognized icon in our cityscape, yet its creation had a turbulent beginning, middle ...

Under the French Influence of Jules de Sibour

In the 6th arrondissement in Paris, where the rue des Beaux-Arts meets rue Bonaparte, stands a venerable building which was more influential on architecture in Washington than any other institution, present or past. The Ecole des Beaux-Arts was the training ground for so many great American architects in the Gilded Era of Washington, including the charming maestro of Beaux Arts architecture, Jules Henri de Sibour.

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