Media & Events


Media Interviews and TV Appearances

Dec. 13, 2017: Interviewed by author and scriptwriter Dan Stashower for National Geographic Live Event! staged reading of works and photographs by Eliza Scidmore, to be held in March 2018

Sept. 29, 2017: Interviewed by Kyla Whitmore, on Washington’s cherry trees and the development of Potomac Park (not yet posted)

March 18, 2017: TV interview by TBS TV network in Japan

February 2017: Interviewed by National Geographic writer Nina Strohlic —  “The Woman Who Shaped National Geographic”

March 30, 2013: TV interview by NHK TV for 15-minute news special (aired in Japan during cherry blossom)

March 13, 2012: Interviewed by Michael Ruane of The Washington Post —  “Cherry Blossoms’ Champion, Eliza Scidmore, Led a Life of Ad­ven­ture” 


Published Articles

January 16, 2018: National Geographic Blog —  “From Early ‘Lady Writer,’ Washington Cherry Blossoms and National Geographic Legacy”

March 28, 2012: Guest Blogger on Ken Ackerman’s Viral History Blog — “Eliza Scidmore, the Woman Behind the Planting of Washington’s Cherry Trees in 1912”

March 26, 2012: National Geographic News — “Cherry Tree Planting in March 1912 Shaped Public Face of Washington, D.C.”


Speaking Engagements

March 1, 2017: Luncheon speaker for Ikebana International Alexandria Workshop, Mount Vernon Country Club, Alexandria, Va. 

April 2, 2015: Journalism & Women’s Symposium, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.; lectured on Eliza Scidmore’s work as an early female journalist and Washington correspondent

April 4, 2014: Lab School of Washington, D.C.; visited teacher Mollie Walnum’s science class, which studied Eliza Scidmore in their Discovery Club

Feb. 20, 2014: Washington-Tokyo Women’s Club, Army-Navy Country Club, Arlington, Va.; featured luncheon speaker on Eliza Scidmore

April 10, 2013: Japan Cherry Blossom Association, Parliamentary Museum, Tokyo; delivered remarks on Eliza Scidmore’s ties to Japan

April 7, 2013: Eliza Scidmore Society, Yokohama, Japan; delivered remarks at luncheon after memorial service at Eliza Scidmore’s gravesite in Foreigners General Cemetery

March 7, 2013: Women’s History Discussion Group, Library of Congress; presented research findings on Eliza Scidmore

Oct. 19, 2012: 39th D.C. Historical Studies Conference, Washington, D.C.: panelist presentation “Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore: D.C. ‘Lady Writer’ With a Passion for Japan”

June 30, 2012: New Mercury Series, Baltimore; did 20-minute public reading from the book-in-progress at forum of nonfiction authors

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