Stir It Up

Oak Hill Cemetery Walking Tour Oct. 18

September 28, 2020

Join a Walking Tour of Georgetown’s Historic Oak Hill Cemetery on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Register here.

 

The resting place of many famous persons from the antebellum, Civil War and contemporary eras, Oak Hill Cemetery is 22 acres filled with stunning nature and stone memorials overlooking Rock Creek Park..

(Photo by: Oak Hill Cemetery via Facebook)

The action-packed itinerary will draw from:

• The grave of Lincoln’s son

• The creators of the Computer Age

• A private tour of James Renwick’s chapel

• The son of the man who survived a duel with President Andrew Jackson

• The home of Georgetown’s Founding Family

• Ambassadors and Secretaries of State

• The architect of Eastern Market and the National Portrait Gallery

• The handsome fellow & the femme fatale who sparked DC’s worst sex scandal

• The D.A. murdered by a Congressman

• Descendants of Martha Washington

• The stately mausoleum designed by the architect of Capitol Building and Arlington National Cemetery.

• The grave of the President of the Confederacy, before it was moved

 

Oak Hill Cemetery is located at 3001 R Street in Georgetown.


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Happy Hour With The Cambridge Five Sept. 25

September 22, 2020

Join your fellow spy seekers for a virtual happy hour on Thursday, Sept. 24th at 5:30 pm as The Spy Museum heads to Cambridge University of the 1930s to share the stories of the school’s most notorious spies. 

 

Your favorite Happy Hour Hosts, Amanda Ohlke, Shana Oltmans, and Hannah Saloio, will be joined by Spy Museum Historian and Curator, Dr. Andrew Hammond, and Johns Hopkins University Program Director and Senior Lecturer, Dr. Mark Stout, as we tell the stories of some of Britain’s most infamous traitors: The Cambridge Five.

 

Bartender Taha Ismail from the Round Robin Bar at the Willard InterContinental Hotel will be shaking up a cocktail fit for the British intellectual elite while they supply some thrilling tales.

 

From highlighting artifacts in the collection like Kim Philby’s flask and John Cairncross’s passport to sharing our favorite pop culture references like Anthony Blunt’s appearance in The Crown, they’ll provide the CliffsNotes version of how these Cambridge graduates spied for the Soviet Union. 

 

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Dumbarton House Hosts Flower Power With Sidra Forman

September 7, 2020

Join Dumbarton House staff and DC-based floral artist Sidra Forman for an hour-long virtual program on flowers September 30, 2020 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

 

Sidra Forman is a florist, chef and gardener — whose daily practice integrates pleasure, nutrition and health. She and her husband Chef John Cochran live in a city studio with a garden that produces flowers and food for work, family and friends.  Flowers and food are sourced from farmers and producers many who are local and most they have known for decades.

 

After a short lecture about the language of flowers during the Federal period, Sidra will guide participants through a floral arranging lesson. Participants can buy a ticket to watch and learn tips for their next centerpiece or buy a ticket that includes all the material and follow along. Participants must be based in the DC area in order to buy a ticket with materials included. Delivery available in the DC area for an additional fee.

 

The deadline to purchase a ticket with materials included is September 25th.

 

Register here.


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