Opened in 1807, Historic Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place of thousands of Washingtonians, from the famous to the notorious to the downright bizarre.
Watch Rebecca give C-SPAN a tour of the cemetery here.
In 1913, suffragists planned a massive march to coincide with the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson. It was a turning point in the fight to win the vote, which finally succeeded in 1920.
Read an interview with Rebecca about the suffrage movement here.
October 30 Women's National Democratic Club
November 2 National Press Club
November 3 DC History Conference
Well into the twentieth century, Washington was a hotbed of graverobbery. corpses were stolen for medical school anatomy classes, for eccentric collectors, and for black magic. Read Rebecca's blog post about the theft of William Wirt's head here!