Mapping Georgetown: Reclaiming Sacred Grounds of African American History

October 18, 2021

Mysterious and sacred, cemeteries hold dear the souls of the dead but are often legendary beyond our fathoming. In Washington, D.C., our fraught social and racial histories are often lost […]

Mapping Georgetown: Remembering a Local Legend

October 12, 2021

Sometimes we cross paths with local legends and don’t even know it. At others, we appreciate these heroes as we cross their paths – especially when they brighten our day […]

Mapping Georgetown: Martin’s Tavern

October 4, 2021

“Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name And they’re always glad you came You want to be where you can see Our troubles are all the same […]

Mapping Georgetown: Interfaith Understanding of the Sukkah

September 24, 2021

Did you know Kesher Israel is the only historic orthodox synagogue in its original location in the District of Columbia? And they’re proud to be Georgetown’s synagogue. We had the […]

Mapping Georgetown: ‘There’s Phenomenal Jazz in That Alley’

September 20, 2021

With Blues Alley in Mind… To the delight of Georgetowners and musical afficionados the world over, Blues Alley has reopened in its signature alleyway at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. So, […]

Mapping Georgetown: Not Only the First, But an Inspiration

September 13, 2021

Not only was Ms. Adele Dodson the very first African American student to attend Holy Trinity School, she’s a living inspiration. Her Mapping Georgetown story lifts our hearts as it […]

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 […]

Mapping Georgetown: Bringing Classrooms to Life

August 30, 2021

Be still my heart!  When I opened a large manila envelope of stories from Ms. Kate Farmer’s 5th and 6th graders at Holy Trinity School, my heart skipped a beat. […]

Mapping Georgetown: Recollections of a Georgetown Alleyway

August 23, 2021

What is it about an alley? The common intrigue of this urban passageway sets our stage for today. We recently received this charming personal account for our Mapping Georgetown project from […]

Corrections and Clarifications on Our Antique Map of Georgetown   

August 19, 2021

The cover image of the July 14th Georgetowner displayed an antique-style map of Georgetown, drawn by Georgetowner staff artist and designer Carol Stuart Watson in 1959. A reader who lives […]