Tudor Place 18th Annual Spring Garden Party Honors Leaders in Preservation

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Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
1644 31st Street NW
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April 27, 2010

WHO: Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
WHAT: Tudor Place 18th Annual Spring Garden Party
WHEN: May 19, 2010 6 pm to 9 pm
WHERE: South Lawn, Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
PRICE: Tickets start at $150

Washington, D.C. – April 27, 2010 — On May 19, 2010 at 6 p.m. guests will gather on the South Lawn of Tudor Place Historic House and Garden in Georgetown to honor Mr. and Mrs. Chiswell D. Langhorne, Jr., leaders in the preservation of historic Georgetown. The event is co-chaired by Katie Hamilton Gewirz and Liz Silva Roberts. The Spring Garden Party raises approximately 20% of Tudor Place’s annual operating budget, supporting educational programming, community outreach, and preservation of the house, collection, archive, and gardens. Tickets for the event start at $150 and are available at www.tudorplace.org.

Honorees: Mr. and Mrs. Chiswell D. Langhorne, Jr.
Tudor Place’s 18th Annual Spring Garden Party will celebrate continuous efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Chiswell D. Langhorne, Jr. to preserve the historic “village” character of the streets of Georgetown. Additionally, Mr. and Mrs. Langhorne are witness to, and participants in, the evolution of the Tudor Place property from private residence to public museum. Barbara served on the Board from 2004-2009 and is now an honorary trustee. Chill, a descendant of Martha Washington’s brother, is a lawyer who has worked to advocate for easement protection and preservation of the Georgetown historic district, notably through the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Georgetown. They will be honored jointly for their contributions to the community.

Event co-Chairs: Katie Hamilton Gewirz and Liz Silva Roberts
A lifelong Washingtonian, Katie is an avid marathoner who often runs for the benefit of educational and environmental initiatives. Liz is a Partner with Hogan & Hartson, advising public and private clients on corporate and commercial investments and transactions. Together, Liz and Katie are leading the volunteer Garden Party Committee to ensure a beautiful event.

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden is one of the city’s first National Historic Landmarks. Built by Martha Washington’s granddaughter, Martha Parke Custis Peter, and her husband, Thomas Peter, the Custis-Peter family owned Tudor Place for 178 years. The historic site with its major collection, extensive landscape, and landmark building, is a unique witness to the major local and national events that shaped this city and the country. Please visit www.tudorplace.org or call 202.965.0400 x 104 for more information.

Located in Georgetown’s Historic District, this National Historic Landmark is a house museum distinguished for its neoclassical architecture, decorative arts collection, and five-and-a-half acre garden. Built in 1816, it was home to Thomas Peter and his wife, Martha Custis Peter, granddaughter of Martha Washington. It housed six generations of the Peter family over the course of 180 years. Now, open to the public, the historic home is one of our nation’s hidden gems. For details visit www.tudorplace.org