Talks and Tours

Congressional Cemetery


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


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

Grave Robbing in Washington


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