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Herring Hill: Georgetown Walking Tour April 28th

April 10, 2018

Starting in Herring Hill with Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, learn about the eighteenth-century community to both enslaved and freed blacks. Continue exploring Georgetown and see the churches and schools established by African-American Georgetowners during the nineteenth century.


What you need to know:


• Meet Dumbarton House’s Garden Gates at the corner of Q and 27th Streets in Georgetown at 12:00 pm sharp


• The two-hour tour meets rain or shine


  Purchase tickets in advance. Day of only cash or check accepted.


• Children 3 and younger are free, but must be in a stroller


• No pets allowed


• Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing


• Tour begins and ends at Dumbarton House


• Bring a bottle of water


• Note: This walking tour does not include access inside the private homes.


To learn even more about the history of the African American community in Georgetown, read Black Georgetown Remembered: A History of Its Black Community from the Founding of “The Town of George” in 1751 to the Present Day, by Kathleen Lesko.

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Creative Swedish Art Workshops

February 27, 2018

Join Swedish artist and art teacher Karin Lithell between 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm on April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19 and June 16 in House of Sweden for creative art workshops. 


In partnership with Swedish Institute and Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern Stockholm. 

FREE admission and no registration required. 


House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown

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Hillwood Hosts Great Homes and Gardens Series

January 23, 2018

Escape the cold Washington winter and immerse yourself in the stories of luscious garden estates with Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens' Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series. For more information and tickets, click here.


Tuesday 6 February - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

From the Inside Looking Out: A Dirt Gardener’s Journey to Elegance

This program is the first part of the Great Homes and Gardens Series. Interior designer Marshall Watson was raised with a passion for gardening, and that love of gardens has influenced his work with both interiors and exteriors.


Thursday 15 February - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

The Elements of French Style

This program is the second part of the Great Homes and Gardens Series. Inspired by Marjorie Post’s passion for the decorative arts and gardens of 18th-century France, designer Timothy Corrigan will break down the elements of French style and will illustrate how they can be incorporated into any home.

(Photo by: hillwoodmuseum.org)


Tuesday 20 February - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

A Family Country House

This program is the third part of the Great Homes and Gardens Series. Providing an insider’s look into the twenty-year evolution of a multi-generational family home, Alex Papachristidis will be discussing the renovations and interior design alterations that have occurred over the years in order to suit the needs of an ever growing family.


Wednesday 28 February - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Looking Outside to See Our Way Inside

This program is the fourth part of the Great Homes and Gardens Series. Designer fads and trends come and go, but the intrinsic beauty of nature is constant…and here to stay. Barry Dixon explores how the eternally inspiring natural world around us influences modern and not-so-modern interior design.

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