Weekend Round Up June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019

The 2019 Capital Pride Parade steps off from 21st and P Streets at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Also this Saturday: Pride on the Pier at the Wharf and CultureFest DMV at National Harbor.

Chocolate Festival

February 9, 2019

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian holds its annual Chocolate Festival in February. From the blossoms of the cacao tree which grows in Mesoamerica, the Maya culture developed […]

Washington Dollar Days: Tour Tudor Place for a Buck

February 1, 2019

Practice frugality our founding father would approve of: Pay just $1 per person for any regular tour in February, the month of George Washington’s birth. We are DC’s only historic […]

Free Lecture

January 18, 2019

Come sharpen your DC history knowledge with this FREE lecture presented by our Curator, Grant Quertermous. Hear stories surrounding Peter family furniture, silver and household items made by local Georgetown […]

Candlelight Tours

December 4, 2018

Celebrate the season and the Centennial of the end of World War I with a festive evening at Tudor Place. Tour the mansion by “candlelight,” viewing decorations inspired by 1918 […]

Hopi Tribal Festival

November 17, 2018

The Hopi Tribe is a sovereign nation located in northeastern Arizona. Their nation encompasses more than 1.5-million acres, and is made up of 12 villages on three mesas. Over the […]

Director’s Conversation with Steve Inskeep

November 15, 2018

Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s Morning Edition, is also the author of “Jacksonland,” a history of President Andrew Jackson’s long-running conflict with John Ross, a Cherokee chief who resisted the […]

Director’s Conversation with Steve Inskeep


Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s Morning Edition, is also the author of “Jacksonland,” a history of President Andrew Jackson’s long-running conflict with John Ross, a Cherokee chief who resisted the […]

Lecture: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Martha Custis Williams Carter, A Remarkable Friendship


Although the story of Elizabeth Bonaparte’s marriage to Napoleon Bonaparte’s youngest brother has long been celebrated, her end-of-life friendship with Martha Custis Williams Carter, longtime resident of Tudor Place, is […]

Lecture: Ker Place to Tudor Place, Custis Connections on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

November 8, 2018

ESVA’s Collections Manager, Stephanie Templin, takes us on a tour of the history of Ker Place, the Federal-period Georgian-style house in Onancock, Virginia that houses the Historical Society of the […]