History Bites: Tea Tasting

June 10, 2018

Do you enjoy drinking tea? Are you interested in learning more about different teas from around the world? Then join us for a flavorful afternoon filled with tea education, tea […]

RFK Portrait on View at National Portrait Gallery (video)

June 6, 2018

A portrait created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1968 went on view at the National Portrait Gallery on June 6, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the senator’s assassination, and will be on display through July 8.

Art + Play: A Community Weekend at the National Gallery of Art

May 19, 2018

Kick off summer with a festive weekend at the Gallery! Play classic board and parlor games with an artistic twist, move to the sights and sounds of DC-based dance company […]

Free Concert Series

May 15, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, May 15th, at noon for FREE chamber music concert presented by the Friday Morning Music Club. Concerts are held in the museum’s Belle Vue Room, which […]

Mother’s Day Tea with Mrs. Bennett

May 12, 2018

You are cordially invited to join Mrs. Bennett for a spirited discussion of Austen’s works and enjoy a lively period appropriate tea while learning the history of taking tea in […]

Opening Reception: A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia

May 2, 2018

Join Dumbarton House for the opening of multi-media artist, Curtis Woody’s A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia. His exhibit opens in conjunction with two other exhibitions, 100 […]

History Bites: Tea Tasting

April 21, 2018

Learn about history in a whole new way! Enjoy sipping tea while viewing tea equipage from Dumbarton House’s collections and learning about the health benefits and historic importance of tea. […]

Dumbarton at Dusk: To the Moon and Back

April 19, 2018

Wishing upon a star for the perfect evening out? Then join us to gaze up at the stars while enjoying live music, food and fun! Come experience Dumbarton House in […]

In Memoriam: Portrait Gallery Displays Barbara Bush Photo (Video)


The portrait, which shows the former first lady on the White House grounds with her springer spaniel, Millie, by her side, was installed April 18, the day after her death. It will remain on view in the museum’s In Memoriam space through April 29.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Marks 25 Years (photos)

April 11, 2018

The museum’s 25th Anniversary National Tribute Dinner on April 9, during the Days of Remembrance, was attended by more than 1,700 persons, including 138 holocaust survivors and their families.