Weekend Roundup, Oct. 19 – 22

October 19, 2023

Another busy autumn weekend awaits! We’re welcoming back The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Volta Park’s Fall Festival and Mount Vernon’s Fall Festivals are Saturday, Oak Hill Cemetery […]

Mapping Georgetown: A Walking Mindfulness Guide

October 2, 2023

  Is there stillness in your life? Contemplation? Are the roses smelling sweet? Is there ever enough mindfulness? In case you haven’t noticed, Kripalu Certified Outdoor Mindfulness Guide, Susan West […]

News Bytes: Microbursts, GU’s Selective Admissions, GWU Lawsuit

August 16, 2023

Microbursts Hit Washington   A series of microbursts hit D.C. late last month, causing extensive damage around the city. A microburst occurs when a thunderstorm’s updraft collapses, sending air rushing down […]

A Tale of Two Cemeteries

July 18, 2023

Historian and Historic Preservationist Paul K. Williams rather unexpectedly became the Superintendent of two very different yet active cemeteries in Washington, DC during the past twelve years: Capitol Hill’s Congressional […]

Weekend Roundup, July 6 – 9

July 6, 2023

If you’re still in weekend mode after the holiday weekend last week, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy events this weekend like Alicia Keys in concert, the Rammy Awards, “1776” at the Kennedy […]

Weekend Roundup, May 18 – 21

May 18, 2023

As we round out the spring and gear up for the unofficial kickoff to summer next week, so many great May activities await. Whether you’re biking to work for the […]

Celebrating 90 Years, the Georgetown House Tour Returns on April 22  

April 12, 2023

On April 22, the annual Georgetown House Tour returns for its 90th showing — opening nine historic and exceptional houses (one, a house of worship) of varying styles to local […]

Mapping Georgetown: Archivist Breathes New Life into Oak Hill Cemetery

March 27, 2023

Georgetown’s historic Oak Hill Cemetery at 3001 R Street NW tends to attract all sorts of souls, among both the living and the departed. The cemetery’s “Changing of the Guard” […]

Mapping Georgetown: Authors, Cats Inhabit Oak Hill Cemetery’s Gate House

March 20, 2023

There’s been a changing of the guard at our Oak Hill Cemetery! If you pass by the 22-acre marvel at 3001 R Street NW often or occasionally, and think you’re […]

Mapping Georgetown: Holy Trinity Associate Pastor Reflects on Racial Inequities and the ‘Anawim’

February 21, 2023

Rev. Ben Hawley, S.J., associate pastor at Holy Trinity Parish sent his reflections on Georgetown cemeteries. The reflections are a story within a story from a Jesuit with a fascinating […]