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Virtual Tudor Tots This Summer

May 26, 2020

School’s Out, Tots is On! 


Virtual Tudor Tots has arrived. Simple crafts, activities and stories led by Tudor Place staff will engage children 5 and under for 45 minutes on Zoom. Tots begins June 5 and ends July 24. 


Invite neighbors and register online.


Information about how to join the secure Tudor Place Zoom call will be sent in a separate email.


Please contact or call 202.965.0400 x108 with questions. 


This program does not meet on site.

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Spend Memorial Day at Mount Vernon

May 20, 2020

Make it a family affair and enjoy an educational tour of Mount VernonGeorge Washington‘s Virginia estate on Memorial Day. 


The estate’s website has a virtual 360-degree tour, complete with facts about the mansion and Washington’s life. 


Order by May 22nd and have your Memorial Day meal prepared by the Mount Vernon Inn. Meals can be picked up curbside on Sunday, May 24 to enjoy on Memorial Day.


There’s family-friendly trivia game every Thursday in May at 4:00 pm.


Engage your kids in an immersive learning experience about George Washington’s home.


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Cleaning Up at Georgetown's Soapbox

May 4, 2020

SoapBox Soaps was founded in 2010 with a mission to empower people to change the world through everyday, quality purchases. Founder of the Georgetown company, David Simnick, made the first batch of soap in his college apartment kitchen while still at American University.


Now their products are in retailers across the nation and nearly three million donations have been made.

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Thanks to the hand sanitizer it started producing in March for Starbucks, Wegmans, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Harris Teeter, Giant, and hospitals, business is booming.


The pandemic has created a window of opportunity as big name manufacturers of hand sanitizer have been overwhelmed with the demand.


Soapbox uses a one-to-one business model. With every purchase made, they donate a bar of soap to someone in need.


Check out this local start-up company's products here. And remember to wash your hands.

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