Weekend Round Up, Aug. 18 – 21
Can you believe we’re almost at Labor Day weekend? As we round out the summer season, there are so many things to do for foodies, art lovers, music lovers and […]
Christ Church Celebrates Key’s Birthday; Plans Sept. 12 Homecoming
The congregation of Christ Church Georgetown gathered Aug. 1 to celebrate the birthday of one of its founders, Frances Scott Key (1779-1843), author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” who lived on […]
The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 2
In the hope of keeping the challenges of 2020, the year now ending, in perspective, here is the second of three looks into Georgetown’s past.
In Defense of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’
A slave owner, Francis Scott Key was conflicted about slavery. As D.C. attorney general, he prosecuted slaves, but also represented them in lawsuits to obtain their freedom.
Francis Scott Key Park Vandalized
The acre at 34th and M Streets NW, next to Key Bridge, was given by the Francis Scott Key Foundation to the American people in 1993, becoming part of the National Park System.