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Tudor Place Participating in National Museum Assessment Program

April 14, 2021

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden has been selected for the year-long national Museum Assessment Program (MAP), administered by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Through guided self-study assessment and on-site consultation with a museum professional, Tudor Place’s participation in MAP 3 supports its new strategic plan focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. “Through this assessment, we hope to better understand the needs of the people in our community in order to serve them better,” said Executive Director Mark Hudson. 


AAM is the only organization representing the nation’s entire museum community and has been dedicated to promoting excellence within the museum field for over 100 years. Tudor Place’s participation is made possible through funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Since its creation in 1981, the MAP program, a cooperative agreement between AAM and IMLS, has served over 5,000 museums.


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Georgetown Does the Foxtrot

March 2, 2021

Foxtrot Market, co-founded by Mike LaVitola and Taylor Bloom, has opened in Georgetown.

(Photo by: foxtrotco.com)

At the corner of Wisconsin Ave and N Street, in the space formerly occupied by Jonathon Adler, Foxtrot is a curated, convenience store selling groceries, wine by the glass, beer on-tap, snacks and boutique lifestyle items. There's an outdoor cafe and patio, and they offer local delivery.


Foxtrot has eight locations in Chicago, two in Dallas and two in DC.

(Photo by: foxtrotco.com)

According to the company, the Georgetown spot is designed for students or tourists to sit and hang out, while their Mount Vernon Triangle location has a flow that makes it easy for office workers and commuters to quickly grab and go.

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The Magic of Spying With Peter Wood Feb. 28

February 24, 2021

Enjoy a family-frinedly afternoon Sunday, February 28, 2021 starting at 3:00 pm. Register here


You just saw him on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, now join professional magician Peter Wood as he performs the art of misdirection, sleight of hand, and other illusions used by skilled spies. In the real-life world of espionage, spies often call upon the art of magic and illusion to distract the enemy, make evidence disappear, and escape unnoticed.


With over two decades of experience, Peter’s one-of-a kind performance and workshop, custom-designed for the Spy Museum, is guaranteed to fascinate children and adults alike. Participants will also learn simple magic they can use to entertain and deceive friends and family.

Space is limited—advance registration required for this virtual program.  


Special Note: The Magic of Spying is a virtual program suggested ages 5 and up. Although many of the magic secrets used by Peter Wood will NOT be revealed to the audience, participants will walk away with some magic tricks they can try at home. 


Ticket holders will receive Zoom link information closer to the program date.


They cannot offer refund tickets for technical issues or schedule conflicts with the program start time.

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