On The Look Out

Jeff Bezos Buys Textile Museum

January 12, 2017

Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos has bought the Textile Museum for $23 million, a 27,000 square-foot property, intending to convert it into a single-family home, according to The Washington Post.

 

The Textile Museum is located in the Kalorama neighborhood of DC where President Obama and his family, along with Ivanka Trump and her family, will soon reside. 

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New Year's Eve in Georgetown

December 28, 2016

Ring in the New Year in Georgetown with live music, multi-course meals, open bars, kid-friendly activities and more! There's something for everyone.

 

Plus, don't forget to check out Georgetown GLOW that night--our free, outdoor light-art exhibition. Lit nightly from 6:00-10:00pm through January 1, it's your chance to end the year on a bright note.

 

 

 


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Embassy of Sweden Hosts Freedom of the Press Seminar

November 30, 2016

In 1766 Sweden’s Parliament passed the world’s first Freedom of the Press Act and abolished censorship of all printed publications, including those imported from abroad.

In light of this 250 year anniversary, on December 2 starting at 3:00 pm, the Embassy of Sweden and the Newseum have organized an event in House of Sweden about the importance of freedom of the press. 

The program will begin a dialogue that explores how communication has changed in two and a half centuries and will attempt to define what the terms “communication” and “journalism” mean today. The program also will explore the impact social media platforms and other evolving communications technologies have had on free speech.

The event ends with a live podcast production with Swedish TV-hosts and journalists Filip Hammar and Fredrik Wikingsson.

For more information and tickets, click here.

Event registration and photo ID required for admission.

 


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