Tonight the City Tavern Club is hosting what should be a fascinating talk by Yvette LaGonterie. Ms. LaGonterie is a retired federal employee who has used her time to research her family’s history. And in particular, she is exploring her family’s connection to the building that now houses the City Tavern Club.
As the name suggests, the building was once a tavern. And at least three generations of LaGonterie’s family worked there enslaved. This is an incredibly important aspect of Georgetown’s history to delve and highlight. To do so inside the building itself should be all the more moving.
The event is free and open to anyone, but you need to RSVP to membership@CityTavernClubdc.org. See you there!