Press Release: Tudor Place Selected to Participate in National Museum Assessment Program

Press Release 

April 13, 2021         

Washington, DC – Tudor Place Historic House & Garden has been selected for the year-long national Museum Assessment Program (MAP), administered by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Through guided self-study assessment and on-site consultation with a museum professional, Tudor Place’s participation in MAP 3 supports its new strategic plan focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. “Through this assessment, we hope to better understand the needs of the people in our community in order to serve them better,” said Executive Director Mark Hudson.

Read the full press release here.

Photo: Drawing by Artist-in-Residence, Peter Waddell.

Activity: What Do You See Outdoors?

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Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk  Photo: Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Join the City Nature Challenge to spot and identify plants, animals, and bugs in your town and compete with other cities around the world! Learn more about the City Nature Challenge in Washington, DC.

  • In the first part of the Challenge, from April 30 to May 3, take pictures of wild plants and animals, using the helpful tips below.
  • Then, from May 4 to May 9, identify the species that were found. Stay tuned here for another post about that.

If you’re participating in the City Nature Challenge, or just enjoying the nature around you, it is important to be a good observer.

When observers see something they want to share with other people, they take detailed notes! These notes are observations, or a record of everything you noticed.

When you make an observation you should record:

  1. Who you are! What is your name?
  2. Where are you? Are you in a park? In a garden?
  3. When did you see this plant or animal? What time is it?
  4. What you saw! Describe what you’re looking at! For example, if it’s a plant, does it have lots of leaves? Are they big or small? What color are they? What shape are they? Do they look soft or spiky? Does it have flowers? What color are they? What shape are they? What do they smell like?
  5. Take lots of photographs from different angles and different distances. This will help you and other people identify what you’re looking at!
  6. Practice!

You can use an observation sheet like this printable one to keep track of everything:

 

Now you are ready to be an observer! What can you discover? Share your observations with us by email education@tudorplace.org.

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Press Release: Tudor Place Reopens Its Doors

Press Release 

April 6, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Washington, DC — Tudor Place reopens the Historic House & Garden on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. beginning Saturday, April 10. A model of Federal-period architecture in the nation’s capital, Tudor Place shares the stories of multiple generations of Martha Washington’s descendants and the enslaved workers and servants who lived and worked here. With over 18,000 objects, including the largest Washington Collection outside of Mount Vernon, Tudor Place sits on 5 ½ acres in the heart of Georgetown.  Admission is free with a timed ticket entry. One ticket offers three options: (1) Self-guided tour of the Historic House (2) Garden visit or (3) both. For tickets scheduled at 3:00 p.m., the grounds close at 4:00 p.m. Entry after 3:30 p.m. will not be permitted.

Read the full press release here.