Mapping Georgetown: Journey of a Lifetime

June 6, 2022

This Mapping Georgetown story came as a total surprise. It was perfectly unexpected and thoroughly delightful! The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage route in Northern Spain, dating back to […]

Mapping Georgetown: Meet the Real McCoy of the Peabody Room

November 15, 2021

Imagine being a librarian with a passion to meticulously preserve every key detail of your community’s history. And, what if you had the dream job of serving as the archivist […]

Mapping Georgetown: An Eyewitness to the Georgetown Library Fire

November 8, 2021

When your local history collection is nearly destroyed by fire, you realize how precious are the treasures and stories of your collective past. At noon on Monday, April 30, 2007, […]

Mapping Georgetown: This Passion Project Has Many Humble Heroes

September 7, 2021

With Labor Day on our minds, the Mapping Georgetown project wishes to thank all those who work so hard every day — often behind the scenes — to make our […]

Election 2020: What D.C. Voters Need to Know

October 5, 2020

This year — already precedent-shattering in so many ways — will bring about changes to the way we’ve traditionally cast our ballots.

Artifacts Hint at Halcyon House’s Past

August 30, 2018

On Aug. 21, at the Georgetown Public Library, Jennifer Porter-Lupu, a doctoral student in anthropology at Northwestern University, presented a portion of what she had uncovered.

Weekend Round Up August 23, 2018

August 23, 2018

Georgetown’s Kennedy & Co. will host a happy hour this Friday to support women’s shelters. Two Saturday events will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington.

Worm-Sized Snakes Close Down Georgetown Library

August 9, 2018

Officially ring-necked snakes (Diadophis punctatus), the diminutive reptiles are very commonly found in the northern Virginia region, particularly in moist areas, including river floodplains.