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'Tudor Place: America’s Story Lives Here' Wins Two Awards

June 4, 2017

Tudor Place: America’s Story Lives Here, the first full-length book on the Tudor Place estate, collections, and history, has received two prestigious prizes. Deemed “Best Regional Non-Fiction (Mid-Atlantic)” in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, the book was also named top regional title in the Independent Book Publishers Association’s 29th Annual Ben Franklin Awards. Covering the people, collections, architecture, and landscape of the National Historic Landmark, the book was published jointly in fall 2016 by the Tudor Place Foundation and the White House Historical Association. It richly chronicles life on the Georgetown estate that was home to six generations of one family descended from Martha Washington.


“We are proud of the book and pleased to see this recognition from the publishing industry,” said Executive Director Mark Hudson. “A historical study and catalog of the collections, it also makes a beautiful coffee table book and appeals to readers with a variety of interests.” he added. (Hudson said as much in December 2016 to The Washington Post.)


The IBPA awards are one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. The Independent Publishers’ “IPPY” Awards, the world’s largest international and regional book awards competition, recognize exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles. This year’s winners, selected from among 5,000 entries, will be celebrated May 30 during the annual BookExpo convention in New York. “One word to describe this year’s IPPY medal-winning books is vivid,” said awards director Jim Barnes – an adjective that certainly applies to the Tudor Place book’s stunning historic prints and images by photographer Bruce M. White as well as the accompanying essays.


Edited by former Tudor Place Executive Director Leslie L. Buhler, the text includes essays by Architect Emeritus of the U.S. Capitol William C. Allen, landscape historian Patricia Marie O’Donnell, and Buhler and former Tudor Place Curator Erin Kuykendall. The foreword is by historian Joseph J. Ellis. White’s arresting photographs appear alongside historic maps, prints and photographsfrom the Tudor Place and other archives.

Tudor Place: America’s Story Lives Here can be purchased at the Tudor Place Museum Shop, the museum’s online shop, through the White House Historical Association, and on

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Georgetown Montessori Pre-School Open House June 3

May 31, 2017

Children's House of Washington, a Montessori pre-school, is having an open house this Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 am to noon.


Located in the Dumbarton Methodist Church at 3133 Dumbarton Street, the school encourages students to work at their own pace: "Children pass through sensitive periods of development early in life. Dr. Montessori described the child's mind between the time of birth and six years of age as the "absorbent mind". It is during this stage that a child has a tremendous ability to learn and assimilate from the world around him, without conscious effort. During this time, children are particularly receptive to certain external stimuli. A Montessori teacher recognizes and takes advantage of these highly perceptive stages through the introduction of materials and activities, which are specially designed to stimulate the intellect."


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CAG Summer Concerts in the Park Starts May 21

May 18, 2017

The Citizens Association of Georgetown is once again hosting its annual Summer Concerts in the Parks Series.


Concerts in the Parks is Georgetown’s favorite summer Concerts series, free and open to the public in beautiful Volta and Rose Parks. These family-friendly events take place on Sunday evenings throughout the summer and feature great music, fun family activities and edible treats – even food trucks!


The dates for the 2017 Concert Series are:

     Sunday, May 21st in Volta Park - 5:30 to 7:00 pm

     Sunday, June 18th (Father's Day) in Volta Park - 5:30 to 7:00 pm

     Sunday, July 9th in Rose Park - 5:30 to 7:00 pm


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