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A Labor of Love: Adopting a Plot at Congressional Cemetery

This week's blog post comes to you from Beverley Lumpkin, a K9 Corps member and winner of the 2014 Benjamin B. French Lodge No. 15, F.A.A.M. Volunteer Award from Congressional Cemetery. In addition to volunteering her time on numerous committees, she maintains a plot through the Cemetery's Adopt-a-Plot program. More on this saga from Beverley: [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:31:28-04:00June 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’re Hosting What in the Cemetery?

Why does a cemetery need or choose to have events? Isn’t having ___________ (fill in the blank with an event) disrespectful to the dead? Cemeteries should be serene, peaceful spaces reserved for contemplation and mourning. As a historic yet active cemetery, we sometimes receive the above remarks and questions, along with similar commentary, in response [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:16:30-04:00May 19th, 2015|Tours and Events|4 Comments

To Limbs Loved and Lost

Civil War buffs and fans of historical trivia know the story well. On July 2, 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg, Union General Daniel Sickles was hit in the leg by a cannonball. The severity of the injury necessitated amputation, a common life-saving tactic employed by 19th-century surgeons. The general survived the operation and [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:07:39-04:00March 27th, 2015|History|0 Comments

Thinking of Warmer Days

Boston, we know. We've got nothing on you here in DC. But by anyone's standards, it is brutally cold here in the nation's capital. The wind is howling outside the cemetery gatehouse, and the staff feel lucky to be able to hunker down and view the beauty of the cemetery from the comfort of our [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:02:15-04:00February 19th, 2015|Tours and Events|0 Comments

Mayors of the City of Washington

In the late fall of 2014, Historic Congressional Cemetery was honored to be chosen as the final resting place of Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (1936-2014), who served two terms as mayor of Washington, DC.  He is considered to have served as the capital city’s second mayor from 1979 to 1991 and its fourth, from 1995-1999.  [...]

By |2019-07-26T10:59:48-04:00February 13th, 2015|History|0 Comments

Let’s Play a Game, Shall We?

We have a friendly challenge here at Congressional Cemetery: give us an American historical event and we'll find you a connection to a cemetery resident. No promises on how relevant or direct the connection will be, but we're able to find an abundance of tidbits and trivia that can connect most events in American history [...]

By |2019-07-26T10:52:19-04:00January 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amazon Smile: An Easy Way to Give

We understand that it's the time of year when you might be a little tired of giving. The "season of giving" includes a lot of requests for time and money, and the multitude of end-of-year letters from non-profits can be overwhelming. While December might be the time to donate, January certainly seems like the time to [...]

By |2019-07-26T10:51:27-04:00January 7th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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