1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving

What Once Was: 1845—Washington’s First Thanksgiving

PUBLISHED: 2017; OCTOBER 25TH, 2018

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 By Matthew B. Gilmore*

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 30TH, 2018

 https://intowner.com/2018/12/30/merry-christmas-washington-evolution-of-the-holiday-in-the-nations-capital/

 By Matthew B. Gilmore*

4th of July – Celebrating American Independence in Washington DC through history

Washington began celebrating the 4th of July as Independence Day in 1801: seehttps://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/district-of-columbias-first-4th-of-july-1801/

“Free and unreserved” expression despite fiercely divided opinion was much hoped for:

4th of July – Celebrating American Independence in Washington through history

4th of July – Celebrating American Independence in Washington

Washington began celebrating the 4th of July as Independence Day in 1801: seehttps://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/district-of-columbias-first-4th-of-july-1801/

“Free and unreserved” expression despite fiercely divided opinion was much hoped for:

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

Merry Christmas, Washington: Evolution of the Holiday in the Nation’s Capital

click for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/12/30/merry-christmas-washington-evolution-of-the-holiday-in-the-nations-capital/

 By Matthew B. Gilmore

District of Columbia’s first 4th of July – 1801

District of Columbia’s first 4th of July – 1801

BY Matthew B. Gilmore

https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/district-of-columbias-first-4th-of-july-1801/

The July 4th holiday has not always been recognized as a national holiday (only since 1870) but observations began in the District of Columbia since its earliest days.

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