Talks and Tours

Congressional Cemetery

Grave Robbing in Washington

The Women's March of 1913

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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.



The Women's March of 1913

Grave Robbing in Washington

The Women's March of 1913

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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.  


March 4 Treasury Historical Association

March 4 DC Bar

March 8 Chevy Chase Historical Society

March 16 Department of Labor

March 18 Georgetown Clinical Society

March 30 Brandeis National Committee

April 24 AAUW-PA

May 19 Friends of Rockville Library

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


Grave Robbing in Washington

Grave Robbing in Washington

Grave Robbing in Washington

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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