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Tudor Place Garden Party 2021

October 5, 2021 | By Constance Chatfield-Taylor

Tudor Place Party

Tudor Place Garden Party

The 29th Annual Garden Party at Tudor Place celebrated the organization, its supporters, staff and board members who make this special place full of history and beauty available to all. ‘Welcome to the Annual Garden Party,’ the note from executive director Mark Hudson read. ‘The 15 month hiatus has not dampened our excitement about honoring the Georgetown Garden Club for their partnership and support.’

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Between Raindrops, Tudor Place Salutes Georgetown Garden Club

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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Press Release: Grant awarded to Tudor Place Historic House & Garden – Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Press Release 

September 7, 2021

Washington, DC
– Tudor Place Historic House & Garden has been awarded an Inspire! Grant for Small Museums through the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) on July 22, 2021. The grant will enable Tudor Place to assemble and share a collection of resources related to the enslaved individuals who lived and worked at this site. “As pillars of our communities, libraries and museums bring people together by providing important programs, services and collections.  These institutions are trusted spaces where people can learn, explore and grow,” said IMLS Director Crosby Kemper. “IMLS is proud to support their initiatives through our grant as they education and enhance their communities.”

Tudor Place greatly appreciates the support of the ILMS for this project.  Inspire! grants are a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program, and designed to help address priorities identified in a museum’s organization strategic plans [Award # IGSM-249243-OMS-21]

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New Lafayette Square marker highlights role of slavery in building White House

Three new plaques in Lafayette Square note the contributions of enslaved people to the building of the White House, the location of the park as a protest zone and former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s role in preserving the park and creating the White House Historical Association.  Featured on the plaques are photos of paintings created by Peter Waddell, Artist-in-Residence at Tudor Place, for the White House Historical Association in 2010 and 2007.

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Photo: Peter Waddell, Lafayette Square, Washington DC 2021

Garden Getaways, near and far

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Press Release: Tudor Place Identified as Site with Stories Recognizing  Free & Enslaved African Americans Who Built Georgetown

Press Release 

June 22, 2021

Washington, DC
– Tudor Place Historic House & Garden and the Georgetown African American Historic Landmark Project announced Friday, June 18, 2021, the placement of a marker identifying Tudor Place as a site with stories about the free and enslaved African Americans who worked in, lived in and assisted in building Georgetown.  The Georgetown African American Historic Landmark Project places markers on Georgetown African American historic landmarks commemorating the enslaved and free African Americans’ contributions to the Georgetown community.

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Vision 2020

Since adopting the Master Preservation Plan in 2012, Tudor Place has endeavored through the Third Century Capital Campaign to raise the funds needed to ensure the success of this plan. Significant progress in planning and implementation of the plan have occurred, with major projects awaiting implementation in the next 3-4 years. From its quiet beginnings as a historic house museum in 1988, Tudor Place has evolved and grown. It is today a significant part of the cultural fabric of Washington, DC—as both a landmark of national significance and a vital resource for the Georgetown community. Throughout this planning process, Tudor Place has strived to find the proper balance between these dual identities.

Read Tudor Place’s Strategic Plan for 2020-2023 in the Vision 2020 statement.


I want to make alive to you the fact that this house has seen this pageant of American history.
-Armistead Peter 3rd