Changing City: Tobacco, Transportation & Georgetown - youth program

Changing City: Tobacco, Transportation & Georgetown

January 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Virtual program
  • Recommended grades: 3-5
  • Tickets: Free

Delve into the founding of Washington DC through the port of Georgetown and its undeniable ties to the tobacco industry. Using primary sources, uncover the links between the tobacco trade, money, city growth, and enslavement in this urban setting.

Grant Quertermous – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “A Georgetown Life: The Reminiscences of Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon of Tudor Place”

Grant Quertermous – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “A Georgetown Life: The Reminiscences of Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon of Tudor Place”

A GEORGETOWN LIFE: The Reminiscences of Britannia Wellington Peter Kennon of Tudor Place. Grant S. Quertermous, Editor. Georgetown University Press, October 2020

Pandemics: A Georgetown Historical Perspective May 21, 2020 12:00 PM

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Pandemics: A Georgetown Historical Perspective

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Tudor Place Curator Grant Quertermous and Georgetown University Press director Al Bertrand will turn their attention to the past for a discussion on historical pandemics as experienced by the inhabitants of Tudor Place, a Georgetown residence built in 1815, on Thursday, May 21, 12pm – 12:30pm. Grant Quertermous's book, A Georgetown Life, will be available in October: https://bit.ly/2Wz0aTH

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Skeletons found on Q St NW in Georgetown

https://georgetowner.com/articles/2020/02/08/4-skeletons-found-on-q-street/

 

 

Human remains were found in the basement of 3317 Q St. NW on Feb. 4.

The discovery may have surprised a few. But many Georgetowners, especially who live on the 3300 block of Q Street NW, know more that this place still has some history to reveal.

Tudor Place - A Remarkable Friendship Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Martha Custis Williams Carter, A Remarkable Friendship - Apr 23, 2019

Landmark Lecture: A Remarkable Friendship
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Martha Custis Williams Carter, A Remarkable Friendship, presented by Alexandra Deutsch, Vice-President of Collections & Interpretation, Maryland Historical Society

Alexandra Deutsch and Her Book

Lost Original Survey Maps of Georgetown - September 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

THE LOST ORIGINAL SURVEY MAPS OF GEORGETOWN

 

Tiny colonial Georgetown was first laid out not by any surveyor or engineer, but by its town clerk in 1752. His marker posts were soon found to have 'neglects and errors.' Then between 1770 and 1825 Georgetown grew ten times larger through nearly a dozen Additions. These were private land developments that added hundreds of homes to the town - Beall's Addition, Holmead's Addition, Beatty & Hawkin's Addition, Threlkeld's Addition and others. 

 

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