Volunteer Spotlight: Patrick Utter

by Steven Dugan In this month’s Volunteer Spotlight, we’d like to introduce Patrick Utter. Patrick has been a volunteer since the fall of 2016 and immediately began working with our Collections Care group. Antiques have always been one of his interests. That interest in part led him to volunteering here at the museum, because as... Continue Reading →

Tax Day! Assessments for the Workman and Temple Families in the 1850s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri This year's Tax Day is actually on an unusual date.  This is because today being a Sunday, there'd normally be an extension to tomorrow.  Yet, tomorrow is another holiday in the District of Columbia only, this being Emancipation Day. celebrating the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln on... Continue Reading →

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