Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Missing Bones: Exploring Washington’s Lost Cemeteries – Membership Meeting

Posted on September 18th, 2016

The September 28, 2016 membership meeting featured Matthew Gilmore’s presentation, “Missing Bones: Exploring Washington’s Lost Cemeteries” in the Chapel at the Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE. Matthew is an independent scholar who specializes in the history of Washington, DC and the metro area. With expertise in urban planning, cartography and GIS, library science, information systems, and photography, he has published several books and articles on a wide variety of topics related to DC history. He is the editor of the H-DC discussion list and blogs on Washington history and related subjects at matthewbgilmore.wordpress. com. He served as reference librarian at the Washingtoniana Division of the DC Public Library for a number of years, and chaired the Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies for four years. Matthew writes a monthly DC history column for the The InTowner (

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The presentation was preceded by a business meeting to approve the CHRS budget.