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I am not sure if you can help me. I am not sure if the DC government was in charge of theses shelters or it was the federal government. Sometime ago, when I was surfing the internet I came upon a website about DC fallout shelters.   I think they were developed in case we ever had a nuclear disaster. Could you send me some links about what they… (Show more)
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I thought that I saw somewhere there was a list of all the Civil war famous people and monuments too.  Do you know of such a website? And what other websites would you say at the best to look at?
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I know the Suffrage of the women right to Vote was very important in the very early 1900's.  When I was surfing the internet the other day I came upon your website, very interesting. I would like to learn more about it.  What kind of stuff do you have about the movement that you could share with me? If you have stuff about it that you could mail… (Show more)
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Hi  I am trying to do some research on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers who I have heard of them but I am not totally sure what they did or really why they were so important.  I kind of know there were Buffalo's Soldiers during the many wars in the 1800's.   If you could send me some links that would tell me why Buffalo Soldiers are an… (Show more)
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Hi   I know that some months ago the president made Juneteenth a national Holiday.  Could you please give me a little background history of this holiday what is it for and why was it needed and for what purpose.   If you could include the document the president signed to make it a holiday too that would be good.   Also any links about the… (Show more)
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I know that we all celebrate a Sunday in June, fathers day.  But when I thought of writing to ask what is the history and who began it and why.  Could you please provide me some history of fathers day. Also if you could provide me some historical links about the history of the day that would be great too.
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My name is Stephen Hosmer and live in Bethesda, MD.  I love your website!   I am looking to find out if you have information about old motels for Silver Spring, MD.  These would be motels that are from the 1900's-1940 time frame.   If you don't but know where I might got find out about this I really would appreciate it. Please do let me know.  … (Show more)
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I am trying to do some research on Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who were spies and where executed in 1953.  I am trying to find out more about this couple and exactly what they did and why they did it.  If you could explain to the situation that would be great   I am wondering if you could send me some links about who they were,  what they did and… (Show more)
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I know there is a park named after Melvin Hazen but I am not sure who he is and why a park was named after him.  Could you please send me a bio of his life and career and when the park in DC was named after him.  Any help you could provide me would be great.  If I should address my question somewhere please do let me know.   Stephen Hosmer
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I hope you might be able to help me.  This is a tough question. I thought I read somewhere that in Lafayette Park, next to the White house in DC, enslaved people were buried there.  Do you know if this might be right? I know that I could be very wrong.  If I am writing to the wrong place could you please tell me where I should address my question.… (Show more)
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I hope someone can help me. There was a man named Jay Cooke (1821-1905) who lived near the town of Elkin Park, Pennsylvania.  He was a banking financier helping get money to build the railroad at time.  I have been told that he had a house in Elkins Park, PA or a nearby town. The house which stood until the early 1950s had the name "York House"  I… (Show more)
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