On this last episode, we look back on 23 years of joyous, difficult and always informative conversation.
Of the millions who visit Washington D.C. each year, few venture beyond the monuments and museums. But packed into the District’s 68 square miles are dozens of distinct neighborhoods, rich with history and character. We explore some of our area’s stories with the historian and author of “Washington at Home.”
- Kathy Smith Washington Historian and editor of Washington At Home (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2010); and Founding Director, Cultural Tourism DC; Past President, The Historical Society of Washington DC
- Jim Byers Local historian and contributor to Washington At Home (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)
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