This 3-minute interview by Examiner reporter Naomi Jagoda has Gilmore talking about the upcoming D.C. Historical Studies Conference. In response to the question "Why is it so important to learn about D.C. history?", Gilmore responded
People who have been here a long time can contribute to the understanding of how we got where we are and where we may be going. There's always discussion about historic preservation and urban renewal and development of the city, so if you don't have an appreciation of how we got where we are, it can be difficult to understand what you want to save and how you want to save it.