Dumbarton House Pledges Major Help for Mt. Zion


 

I was heartened to see the revived attention being given to Mount Zion-Female Union Band Cemetery in the last issue of the Georgetowner and have since learned of the Preservation Plan being developed for the site, funded partially through a grant by the National Trust of Historic Preservation. The cemetery has abutted the historic Dumbarton House property since it opened—less than a decade after Samuel Jackson completed construction of our Federal period estate here on the heights of Georgetown in 1799.

As its neighbor for over two centuries, Dumbarton House is happy to assist in whatever way is most helpful to the cemetery, Mount Zion Church, and the Georgetown community: providing staff or volunteers for clean-up efforts, fundraising, hosting community meetings or public programs, mounting exhibitions on the history of the site, etc.

We look forward to supporting the effort to restore this incredible piece of Georgetown’s past.
– Karen Daly, Executive Director, Dumbarton House

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