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Kitty Kelley Hosts Friends of Book Hill Park Benefit Sept. 18

August 7, 2014

Bestselling investigative biographer and Georgetown resident, Kitty Kelley will join Friends of Book Hill Park to host a benefit event September 18 to support the new shade garden and completion of the trident fence.

All proceeds will directly benefit the preservation and maintenance of the park--the heart of the Georgetown community.

Individual patron tickets are $150; Friend Patron tickets are $500.

Please contact Julia Diaz Asper at jasper@ttrsir.com; mail checks to the attention of Friends of Book Hill Park, 3219 Reservoir Road Washington, DC 20007.

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Watch Jane Austen Films Under the Stars

July 1, 2014

Come enjoy outdoor screening of Jane Austen's classic novels in the North Garden of Dumbarton House. Doors open to Museum Members at 7:00 pm (memberships available online or at the door). Doors open to the public at 7:30 pm. 

In the past, this event has required pre-registrations. This year, no registration is required to attend. Due to site capacity, admission will be first-come, first-served.

July 9th   Emma (1996) 

July 23rd Sense & Sensibility (1995) 

August 6th Pride & Prejudice (2005) 

All films will begin at sundown (around 8:30 pm). 

Dumbarton House is located in Georgetown at 2715 Q Street.

For additional information, visit Dumbarton House or call 202.33.2288.


The Do’s of the Jane Austen Film Festival

  • DO enter only at the front gate at 2715 Q Street (and DO make sure you haven’t mixed us up with Dumbarton Oaks!)
  • DO come early. Grounds will open to Museum Members at 7:00 pm, and then to the public at 7:30 pm*. The film will start at sunset, approximately 8:30pm.
  • DO understand that our lawn and site space is limited by occupancy restrictions, which is why admission is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • DO bring your own blanket. If you prefer a lawn chair, it must be set up in the back.
  • DO plan on purchasing the available concessions. Outside food/drink will not be allowed.
  • DO respect the other guests. Smoking on Dumbarton House grounds during the event is prohibited.
  • DO leave your dog and other animals at home.
  • DO leave our grounds within 30 minutes after the end of the film.
  • DO come back and visit us! The museum will not be open during the event, but please come back for a tour Tue-Sun, 11am-3pm (admission $5)!


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Dumbarton House is located at Q Street.

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Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Perfoms at Dumbarton House June 29th

June 15, 2014

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz at Dumbarton House on June 29 for one of the 2014 DC Jazz Fest's "Jazz in the 'Hoods" concerts! 

As part of DC Jazz Fest's 10th year running, Dumbarton House is excited to be welcoming the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra - named Best of DC Jazz: Large Ensemble in both 2011 and 2012 -  to the North Garden for an afternoon of jazz. Chairs will not be provided and lawn seating is open, and blankets are encouraged.  If you bring lawn chairs, please set them up at the rear.

No outside food, please, as food will be available on-site to benefit Dumbarton House, including wine sales by Tradewinds Specialty Imports ($6/glass; $10 for two; $8 champagne) and food. Bottled water and sodas will be for sale ($1 each). CASH SALES only.

This event will take place in the North Garden of Georgetown's Dumbarton House at 2715 Q Street.

Grounds open at 2:00 pm. Orchestra performs at 3:00 pm. Buy tickets here.

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