Recommended grades: 3-5
Delve into the founding of Washington DC through the port of Georgetown and its undeniable ties to the tobacco industry.
Using primary sources, uncover the links between the tobacco trade, money, city growth, and enslavement in this urban setting.
With the perspective of three historic sites — Dumbarton House, Georgetown Heritage and Tudor Place Historic House & Garden — learn about the people who lived and worked in Georgetown and depended on the tobacco trade.
You will be sent a link to ZOOM with instructions, meeting ID and password via email one day before the event.
Image: Canal, Peter Waddell, oil on canvas.