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.
January 8 DC Tour Guild
January 19 Clearwater Panhellenic
March 5 Live and Learn Bethesda
March 10 Fairfax Museum
March 15 Oldest Inhabitants
March 16 NCHE Tour
March 18 Foggy Bottom Village
April 24 Little Falls Village
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!