America in Flanders Fields

The Georgetown Dish

October 25, 2022

A discussion at Tudor Place about the relationship between the United States and Belgium during WWI.

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10 Exhibitions to Discover in Washington DC this Fall

TravelMag has chosen Tudor Place as one of ten exhibitions in Washington, DC to visit this fall. Click here for the full list as it appeared on TravelMag’s website.

10+ ‘Hamilton’-Inspired Things to Do

Tudor Place ranks among the top ten ‘Hamilton’-inspired things to do in Washington, DC right now. Currently on display in one of the second floor bedrooms, are two artifacts associated with Alexander Hamilton’s widow, Eliza. These objects will be exhibited through October 9, 2022 coinciding with the Kennedy Center’s performance of Hamilton. For more info, check out John Kelly’s article from the Washington Post on How does Eliza Hamilton end up in Washington? Here’s how. 

From a smash-hit musical to museum exhibits to related relics, “Hamilton” lovers can get the full fan experience in DC. Don’t throw away your shot to experience Broadway’s award-winning Hamilton: An American Musical as it returns to the Kennedy Center Aug. 2—Oct. 9. Hamilton left an indelible mark on the nation’s capital, where he’s been immortalized at the Treasury Building and as the president general of the Society of the Cincinnati. Whether you want to continue your adventures after attending Hamilton at the Kennedy Center or you just want to celebrate the founder of our national banking system, we’ve got some great ideas for you.

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Tudor Place’s Little Free Library in the news

The Georgetowner

BY  • JULY 28, 2022

If you’ve passed in front of the Dower House, Tudor Place’s administrative building at 1670 31st Street, you’ve seen this tiny boxed library out front.  Surrounded by a variety of blooming flowers and plantings, Tudor Place’s Little Free Library is depleted and filled up again.  Note it’s structure and roofline. Painted in the trompe l’oeil style by Artist-in-residence Peter Waddell, it’s like a mini-Dower House, that is visited almost as much as the historic house & garden itself. 

Katherine Schwartz reports on these tiny boxed libraries you’ve seen sprinkled around Georgetown [that] are not just local gems, but part of a global book-sharing community.  Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization with more than 150,000 registered book-sharing boxes worldwide. Founder Tod H. Bol planted the first Little Free Library in 2009, then turned it into a non-profit. The organization shares more than 70 million books per year, promoting its core values of “building together, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all.”

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The Weekend Round-Up: March 4-6

KidFriendly DC

March 4, 2022 · 9:04 am

Farewell to a longtime staple of our little village

Happy Weekend!

 

Link up to all kinds of ideas for activities in these go-to posts:
Best Outdoors in the DC Area
* Local Hikes with Kids
* Indoor Outings
* Little Kid Play
Baltimore with Kids
* Bike Rides
* Stunning Spaces
* Peaceful Places
* Ice Skating

Ice Skating Wind Down
Where: Ice rinks around the DC Area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by rink

Skate your last loops at our local ice rinks. Both Canal Park and the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden rinks close after Sunday.  Several others have already shut down for the season, and a couple more are only open through next weekend. See this post listing them all for details on where you can glide under the sky one last time this winter. (And with temps hitting the 70s, it’ll be a good idea to call ahead to make sure they’re open.)

History & Gardens
Where: Tudor Place | Georgetown, DC
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: $10 suggested donation for tours

Starting Friday, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, reopens after being closed for awhile, and docent-led guided tours of the house will be offered again. It’s DC’s only historic house museum with family ties to Martha and George Washington — with over 18,000 objects, it contains the largest Washington collection outside of Mount Vernon.  Tours are interesting for both kids and adults!  Advance registration is suggested for timed entry tickets, and docent-led tours start on the hour. You can also tour the gardens and are welcome to bring along a picnic to enjoy on the grounds (FYI: No tickets are required for just the garden. Visitors to the historic house age 12+ must provide proof of vaccination upon entry and masks are required in all indoor spaces.)

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67 Reasons Why We Love Georgetown

by Kate Oczypok • October 7, 2021

 

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Galoshes are the thing at Tudor Place’s 29th Annual Garden Party

© Tony Powell. 2021 Tudor Place Garden Party. September 22, 2021

The Tudor Place garden party is typically a subtly competitive hat show among Georgetown’s smart set. This year the hat was usurped by something chic and essential — galoshes.

The May event, now in its 29th year, was moved to September and landed on one of the rainiest days, leaving Tudor Place’s lush lawn a muddy terrain. Rubber boots, umbrellas and the occasional poncho helped guests usher in the first evening of autumn — and one of the first major events on the social calendar in well over a year.

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