LAST CHANCE: RSVP for This Thursday’s Breakfast

Anthea Hartig, director of the National Museum of American History, with the Star-Spangled Banner. Courtesy NMAH.

Dr. Anthea M. Hartig, Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History since February, will be this month’s speaker in Georgetown Media Group’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at 1310 Kitchen & Bar by Jenn Crovato, 1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Former executive director and CEO of the California Historical Society in San Francisco, Hartig is the first woman to lead the National Museum of American History, which houses 1.8 million objects, from the Star-Spangled Banner to Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers. At the breakfast, she will discuss the museum’s new initiatives in the areas of women’s history, Latino history and arts and culture.

Admission to the Sept. 19 event, sponsored by Long & Foster and Bonhams, is $25. To RSVP, email or call 202-338-4833.

Please note: This Cultural Leadership Breakfast will NOT take place at the George Town Club. The location is 1310 Kitchen & Bar in the Georgetown Inn, 1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Valet parking at the Georgetown Inn is complimentary with validation for breakfast attendees.

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