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.
Watch Rebecca talk about the suffrage movement at the DAR here.
January 16 Alice Paul Equality Gala
March 4 Treasury Historical Association
March 18 Georgetown Clinical Society
March 30 Brandeis National Committee
April 24 AAUW-PA
May 20 Wednesday Morning Group
May 27 Fairfax County Library
June 25 Cleveland Intown Club
October 21 Womens Club of Chevy Chase
November 4 Tuckahoe Woman's Club
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