Missing Dumbarton Oaks in the Fall Hurts

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Every year around now, GM re-runs an article reminding people that Dumbarton Oaks in the fall is nearly as spectacular as it is in the spring. But this year we can’t enjoy it in person, whether we’re reminded to or not.

So GM will have to merely offer you this virtual visit. May it bring you some peace:

Dumbarton Oaks is well known for its spring displays of incredible seasonal bounties. But people often overlook how spectacular the acres of gardens are in the fall. Hurry up and catch it now before it’s gone.

But here’s just a taste. The wildflowers of the Herbaceous Border are breathtaking:

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The rest of the garden is at that magical moment when the gardeners loosen their grips and the plants give off one more explosion before the winter:

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Geoff Livingston.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

Just a reminder: I’m running for ANC for northwest Georgetown. If you live in that area, I hope you decide to vote for me! If you don’t live there, but know people that do, I would be grateful if you could let them know about my candidacy and encourage them to vote for me. Thank you!

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3200 block of M St.

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Georgetown Time Machine: GU’s Floating Boathouse

This week on Georgetown Time Machine, GM visits an oddity that once plied the waters of the Potomac: Georgetown University’s floating boathouse.

The photo, taken from the front page of the Evening Star from March 11, 1906, came to GM’s attention by way of a wonderful new research tool. It’s an image search tool now available for newspapers in the Library on Congress’s archive. You can plug in a subject, and the tool will identify photos containing that subject from hundreds of newspapers from 1900 to 1963. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Geoff Livingston.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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C & O Canal

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Campaign Signs Going Up!

The election is right around the corner, and I’ve been getting my campaign signs ready. They’ve now arrived and I’m starting to set them up around SMD02 (like at Volta Park above). I hope you like them!

And if you are in the area and would like to put one in front of your house, please let me know and I’ll drop one by!

And as always, more information on my campaign is available at mathewsforanc.com or you can email me directly at mathewsforanc@gmail.com with any questions or comments you’ve got!

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Georgetown Waterfront

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Please Watch This Crucial Discussion on Race and Georgetown

Dumbarton House hosted a wonderful talk last month on the legacy of Race and Racism in Georgetown. Not surprisingly, it was a popular talk, so much so that by the time GM posted about it, the virtual tickets were all sold out. But now you can watch the recording of the talk above.

Thank you to Dumbarton House for hosting this crucial dialog. Relatedly, Yvette LaGonterie is giving her wonderful talk on the history of the enslaved people at the City Tavern next week via Tudor Place. GM saw her give the same talk at the City Tavern itself last spring and highly recommends it.

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