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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo of Baked & Wired cupcake by Tarheelcoxn.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Very, very thorough history of Dumbarton House. Well not entirely thorough. The writer inexplicably fails to mention GM’s wedding, which was clearly the most important event Dumbarton House ever held…on May 9th…in 2009.
  • CM Mendelsonn comes out against GU’s campus plan.

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The Morning Metropolitan

Blues Alley by M.V. Jantzen.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Casey Trees declares January the month of the American Elm. Learn more about the majestic tree and how Casey Trees helps Georgetown keep wonderful collection of them alive.
  • Find out how historic homes like Dumbarton House investigate and interpret the stories of the building’s past residents.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Antiques Roadshow – Georgetown Edition

This Saturday, appraisers from the downtown auction house Weschler’s will be on hand at Dumbarton House to give you verbal auction-value estimates on furniture, decorative arts, silver, Asian works, paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, rugs, jewelry, watches, U.S. coins and currency.

No, PBS won’t be there and you won’t end up on TV finding out that your throw rug is worth $500,000. But you might be surprised by the value you get nonetheless.

Each appraisal will cost you $10 and you’re limited to two, so choose wisely. The proceeds will benefit Dumbarton House and the wonderful events they host there. Reservations are required.

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The Morning Metropolitan

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Dolley Madison family day tomorrow 10 to 2 at Dumbarton House. Come celebrate Dolley’s escape from the White House (Dumbarton House was her first stop) with games and cake.
  • After celebrating the War of 1812, come over and let the National Parks Service tell you about Georgetown during the Civil War. It’s at 12:15 at the C & O Canal at Thomas Jefferson St.
  • A resident suggested to the Georgetown listserv that DDOT install speed bumps next to Montrose Park. GM thinks people speed too much there (which is to say they speed at all), but that other traffic calming measures are more effective (such as resurfacing the road with something rougher than asphalt). What do you think?
Photo by Flickr user Laura Padgett used under Creative Commons.

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Dumbarton House on Fox 5

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Yesterday morning, Fox 5 correspondent Holly Morris traveled to Dumbarton House to visit their new exhibit on the clothes of our early Republic. Check out Morris’ visit here.

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