Tudor Place Historic House & Garden has been awarded a $100,000 matching grant for 2014 by DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. The grant, to maintain and restore critical infrastructure, is in recognition of its important role in making historic resources available to residents of all eight wards of the District. The project, which requires Tudor Place to raise an equal amount, is funded in part by the DCAH, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The grant and matching funds will includes replacement of a late 19th-century roof, re-pointing of a brick structure, and restoration painting of the exterior woodwork on the National Historic Landmark house, which welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year.
"It is one thing to make the case for splashy restoration projects the public sees every day," commented Tudor Place Executive Director Leslie Buhler, "but the kind of long-term preservation and maintenance covered by this grant are no less essential. We applaud DCAH for supporting the literal foundations of an impressive historic resource in our city."
Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, a 5-½-acre estate in the city's Georgetown neighborhood, is a 501(c)3 non-profit serving schools and residents from across the District. The National Historic Landmark house is a unique testament to our city's past, described by the U.S Commission on Fine Arts as, "without doubt, the most significant early 19th-century residence in Washington." The site serves over 3,000 D.C. students annually, the majority of them in Title I schools.
Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street.
Celebrate The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Young Ambassadors Council as they host their 3rd annual gala, A WINNter Affair, at The Powerhouse on Saturday, February 22 from 8:00 pm to midnight.
Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dancing featuring DC Neekola. This fun fundraising and outreach event will help raise awareness of The Children's Inn and provide an opportunity for young professionals to support the Inn's mission.
Click here to register.
The Powerhouse is located at 3225 Grace Street in Georgetown.
Local Georgetown Cupcake moguls (and sisters) Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne have launched a limited edition collection of fashion jewelry to go along with their legendary confections.
Through BaubleBar, they're selling necklaces, rings and earrings.
Coordinating 'Sweet Sparkle' cupcakes available to match, are available at Georgetown Cupcake through Thursday.
Georgetown Cupcake is located at 3301 M Street.