13 Apr 2016


Can’t Miss: Final ?Cherry Blossom Festival Events!

There should be some sort of shoutout or special celebration dedicated to the double-flowered Kwanzan cherry trees that ably fill in the gaps left by the awe-inspiring but far more fickle Yoshino. You should definitely think of that this weekend, as the Cherry Blossom Festival celebrations come to our neck of the woods this weekend! […]

14 Mar 2016


Lost Capitol Hill: Benjamin Franklin Gallaher

The beginning of the Civil War brought all sorts of troubles to the Washington Navy Yard. On top of the need to ramp up the production of ordnance, there was the issue of saboteurs, the question as to how to secure the yard; not to mention, the logistics of putting up hundreds of troops and […]

11 Jan 2016


Lost Capitol Hill: The Washington Light Guards

Last week, we looked at one of the militia companies that were formed in D.C. after the election of Abraham Lincoln made Washington’s location precarious. Today, we look at another of the companies, this one composed mainly of Navy Yard employees. On January 9, 1861, a meeting was held at the East Washington Library Association, […]

07 Dec 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: The Japanese Embassy at the Washington Navy Yard – Pt. 2

Last week, we looked at the first Japanese Embassy to the United States, and its arrival on the east coast of the country at the Navy Yard. In today’s installment, we will look at their return visit and what they saw there. The two weeks following the Japanese Embassy’s arrival in Washington were spent in […]

03 Nov 2015


Hill Buzz

The other night I had this weird dream that culminated in the day being dark and rainy and the clouds raining down motor oil. This meant that there was no line at Rose’s Luxury and my two crazy sons, my mother, my mother’s good friend and I were ushered inside by all the waiters. There […]

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