Meet Albert Freeman Africanus King, the Washington doctor who proposed a giant mosquito net around the city and attended to President Abraham Lincoln at his death bed. Learn more about this fascinating figure!
Controversy and design have a long history when it comes to the memorials in Washington, DC. From the Washington Monument to the Vietnam War Memorial, this guest post explores the history of the Ghosts of DC Memorials.
In 1854, John Carroll Brent called upon Americans to donate funds to complete the Washington Monument with the upcoming Fourth of July celebrations. Learn more about this failed attempt and the history of the monument.
Dive into the fascinating history of the Washington Monument and its construction, which began on July 4th, 1848 and was finally completed in 1885. Learn why the bottom third of the monument has a different color.
Check out this home movie footage from Lady Bird Johnson during the 1960s! The LBJ Library has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to these videos, plus follow them on Twitter and Facebook. See President Johnson, Vice President Humphrey, and more!