Digging In

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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Get Your 'I Do' Passport at Ritz-Carlton Georgetown Aug.8

July 15, 2020

You’re invited on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm for an interactive wedding vendor hall and a panel with DMV industry experts at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, 3100 South Street NW. 

 

Guests will receive complementary bites and sips while interacting with local wedding vendors. After the panel, guests will have an afternoon of shopping and celebrating at the local businesses related to the wedding industry. 

 

Additionally, guests will receive a goody bag and an exclusive I Do Passport that will include special promotions from venues, retailers, and restaurants to guide attendees throughout the afternoon.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


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