Dominic Charles is a MA candidate in history at the George Washington University. Before arriving in the DMV two years ago, Dominic received a double major in history and economics at the University of Central Florida. A Florida native, Dominic’s love for local history was inspired by Patrick D. Smith’s historical fiction novel, A Land Remembered, which follows the transformation of Florida from an east coast backwater to a retirement oasis. At the University of Central Florida, Dominic’s love for local history continued to grow through his work as an archivist at a local museum, located on the banks of the lazy St. John’s River, which housed the history of one of Florida’s oldest communities, Sanford. At WETA, Dominic wishes to highlight the historic events which are a part of the DMV’s cultural fabric, and learn more about his new home.