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.
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
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