Digging In

House of Sweden Reopens Labor Day Weekend

September 3, 2020

House of Sweden reopens to the general public Labor Day weekend.


Current exhibitions #SmartMobility, #SustainAbleVoices, and #Papier will be open starting Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7 between 12:00- 5:00 pm. Admission is free.


PAPIER by Bea Szenfeld and Stina Wirsén 

Worn by world artists such as Lady Gaga and Björk, Swedish designer and artist Bea Szenfeld has made international headlines with her spectacular paper couture. Papier displays Szenfeld's handmade paper garments with Stina Wirsén's expressive fashion drawings as a colorful backdrop. The two artists meet in a mutual affection for the analogue handmade process and for the love of paper. 


Originally exhibited at Lidköping ArtHall and curated by Amanda Österberg, PAPIER by Bea Szenfeld and Stina Wirsén is a collaboration with the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis.


House of Sweden is loacated at 2900 K Street in Georgetown.

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Reckoning the Legacy of Race and Racism in Georgetown Sept. 1

August 27, 2020

Join a panel of thought leaders, academics, and descendants, for a conversation about race and racism in Georgetown on September 1 at 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. This event is virtual.


Much of residential and commercial Georgetown was built by free and enslaved African Americans and, for many years, Georgetown was an extremely diverse neighborhood. According to census data, in 1800 34% of Georgetown residents were free or enslaved African Americans while Black Georgetowners account for less than 6% of the population today. 


Following the national response to the murder of George Floyd, Healing through History will explore the policies and practices that led to this change, bringing a critical and crucial lens to our neighborhood and its past. The panelist conversation will be followed by audience Q&A.


This program is organized and facilitated by Dumbarton House, Mt. Zion/Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park, Georgetown Heritage, and Tudor Place Historic House and Garden.


Register here.

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Take Your Time at Fairmont and Sofitel Hotels

August 5, 2020

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown and Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square are pleased to offer special hotel vacation packages created with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. 


Whether you are in town for business reasons or strictly for leisure, we have a special offer just for you! 


The Take your Time Package lets you stay longer and experience more. The longer you stay, the more you will save with up to 25% off your next stay. 

(Photo by: Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square)

The offer includes: 15% off 1-2 night stays, 20% off 3-4 night stays and 25% off 5 + night stays.


Reservations must be made before December 31, 2020. 


Book the Take Your Time Package at Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown here.,


Book at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square here.

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