11 Oct 2018

Events:

To Do: Weekend of October 11th – 14th

Long weekends somehow make the week feel longer. I mean, I usually feel time is moving too quickly. Maybe I should embrace this? Tonight, wander a bit off the Hill to the National Gallery of Art for his month at Evenings at the Edge party. This month they are celebrating the East Building’s 40th anniversary. I. M. […]


10 Oct 2018

Calendar:

Enjoy a New Tradition with Capitol Hill Day!

Even though the United States Capitol is a hub of activity, always bustling with visitors from near and far, we locals don’t always look to our eponymous dome to just hang out and delight in the amazing community we have around us. Enter the first ever Capitol Hill Day, coming up this Saturday, October 13 […]


01 Oct 2018

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Ebeling’s Capitol

I have often written of travel guides of Washington, and have tried to find ever earlier attempts to describe the city. I may have come upon the earliest of all. Christoph Daniel Ebeling, born in Germany in 1741, became intrigued by the North American continent while studying theology at Göttingen University. While he thereafter became […]


10 Sep 2018

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: The Navy Yard in 1830

Two weeks ago, I looked into the Jonathan Elliott guide to Washington, published in 1830. Today, I want to look at its description of a place near to my heart: The Washington Navy Yard. Elliott’s guide spends about 7 pages describing the Navy Yard, beginning with the usual explanations of its history, its size, the brick […]


06 Sep 2018

Events:

To Do: Weekend of September 6th-9th

I love a short week. It feels like we just started and Bam! Another weekend is upon us. How shall we observe it? Tonight, take in the Folger Theatre’s adaptation of Macbeth as it was interpreted by Sir William Davenport during the Restoration. The Restoration period of theatre began in 1860 when the monarchy was […]


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