Hamilton in Georgetown? Well, posthumously, yes. Tudor Place invites you to three upcoming programs, including two that are #FREEinDC.
TOMORROW – Tuesday, March 13
6 – 8 pm
Landmark Society Lecture: “At Hamilton's Table”
An evening with the Author of The Hamilton Cookbook
FREE | Pay What You Can
Hamilton fever have you in its grip? Spend an evening with him and his dining companions at Tudor Place. Many authors could help you guess at what they would talk about, but only one can tell you what and how they actually ate -- from food and drink to table settings, cauliflower florets to gingerbread cake. Meet Laura Kumin, author of The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton's World, in a lively talk about Hamilton's tastes, Federalist foodways and their tie-ins at Tudor Place. Featured in Entertainment Weekly and on Parade.com, The Hamilton Cookbook invites you to sit at Hamilton’s table, serving up historical details, recipes, and tips on preparing and serving a founding father's favorite dishes. Admission is free/pay what you can, with donations welcome, and includes a pre-lecture wine and cheese reception.
Tuesday, March 27
6 – 8 PM
Landmark Society Lecture: “Painting L'Enfant's D.C.”
With Artist in Residence Peter Waddell
FREE | Pay What You Can
See Washington as it was more than 200 years ago, through the eyes and images of history painter and Tudor Place Artist in Residence Peter Waddell. He will discuss his monumental work in progress – a pair of paintings depicting the Washington of Peter (“Pierre”) L’Enfant – and the extensive research behind them. The first of these landscapes, “The Vision of Pierre L’Enfant,” depicts a bird's eye view of L’Enfant’s grand plan for the Capital City, set against the landscape of 1791. Its companion, “The Village Monumental,” from the same vantage point, shows the far humbler city realized by the time of L’Enfant's death, in 1825.
Waddell is the creator of numerous works depicting early Tudor Place and Georgetown as well as paintings of the historic White House, early Washington, and varied other landscapes, interiors, and murals. The L’Enfant bird’s eyes were commissioned by Albert H. Small for the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies at the George Washington University Museum, where they will be exhibited upon completion.
Admission is free/pay what you can, with donations welcome, and includes a pre-lecture wine and cheese reception.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Tudor Nights: “Hamilton”
“God help and forgive me, I wanna build something that’s gonna outlive me."
—Hamilton, “The Room Where It Happens”
Coming to KenCen in June. "Wait for it..." here! Get your Alexander Hamilton fix early at this cocktail party and mini-exhibit devoted to the man, the memory, and the family he left behind. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and sweets, and a close-up look at artifacts Hamilton himself might recognize. Though he never saw the District of Columbia, Hamilton's widow Eliza settled here with their adult daughter, becoming a tenant and friend of Tudor Place owner Britannia Peter Kennon. Her heartfelt gift to Britannia is just one of the rarely seen objects from the collection that can connect us to this fascinating founding family.
Ages 21+. Admission includes seeing the historic house and a mini-exhibit presented by the curator, and in the Dower House, hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks, wine, beer and a specialty cocktail.
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