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Tudor Place's 8th Annual Eggstravaganza

March 26, 2015

Rolling green lawns, bobbing spring blooms and the elegant mansion on a hill serve as backdrop for this festive annual attraction at Tudor Place.

Join the Easter Bunny as children of all ages enjoy an Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m.and thrilling Egg Roll Contest down the grand South Lawn at 10:45 am.

Ongoing activities include decorating bunny masks and playing games from the past. Bring your camera! Self-guided tours of Tudor Place's 5.5 acres of glorious gardens are also available.

Saturday, March 28 and Friday, April 3
Member child: $7 | Non-member child: $10 | Accompanying adult: $5

For all ages. Each child should bring a basket, spoon, and one hard-boiled egg.

Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street in Georgetown.

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Artist's Proof Hosts 'The Strange Economics of Art' March 17

March 15, 2015

Continuing with their series of art lectures, on March 17th beginning at 7:00 pm, Samira Farmer (Vice-President, Doyle New York Auctioneers & Appraisers), Blair Wunderlich (Fine Art Specialist, Huntington T. Block) and Peggy Sparks (Director, Artist's Proof Gallery will host a lively discussion on the evolution and economics of art in the contemporary art world.

Farmer and Wunderlich will discuss the roles of art industry's various players including the auction houses, galleries and collectors. The talk also seeks to help clients understand what questions one should ask in the process of acquiring art.


Artist's Proof is located at 1533 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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Welcome Pierre!

February 15, 2015

Dumbarton House invites you to the 27th Annual "Welcome Pierre!" Reception & Toast on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 6:30 until 9:00 pm.

Why do we "Welcome Pierre"? A botched arrival in 1791, Pierre-Charles L'Enfant arrived in Georgetown on Wednesday evening, March 9, and a few days later wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson (then in the temporary capital of Philadelphia):

On arriving, I made it my first care to wait on the Mayor of the town in conformity with the direction you gave me. He appeared to be much surprised and he assured me he had no previous notcie of my coming nor any injunction of the business I was to set up

L'Enfant's initial arrival had been botched by a bureaucratic breakdown! Thus, reparations to that oversight, and slight, have been made annually since 1989, by a festive civic celebration on the anniversary date of his first arrival.

Major L'Enfant's arrival in Georgetown to design the Federal City in 1791 was both unexpected and unheralded. As the City's bicentennial approached, The Historical Society of Washington began the tradition of commemorating the occasion with a gathering and a grateful toast to the designer of our Unique National Capital.

Dumbarton House and the "Friends of Pierre" continue with this lively annual tradition!

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.

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