An Irishman and a Moor Walk into a Bar: John Kennedy, Yarrow Mamout and the City Tavern

June 22, 2022

Join us in welcoming writer, lawyer and lecturer Jim Johnston to discuss his books and their connection to the City Tavern Club ABOUT Senator John Kennedy rented the house directly […]

Mapping Georgetown: Digging This Community

May 16, 2022

“I was born at Georgetown University,” wrote Christine Ames, in her Mapping Georgetown tale. “Story update,” she told us, “I’m now an archeologist, helping preserve D.C.’s history! Few of our […]

Knowing and Celebrating Georgetown’s Black History  

February 9, 2022

Thirty years ago, The Georgetowner hosted a reception for a book that helped the town rediscover part of its past. “Black Georgetown Remembered” is now a classic of Black history […]

Mapping Georgetown: The Passions of Preservation

November 22, 2021

In this season of thankfulness, we’re so grateful to receive so many passionate recollections of our local history. Clearly, we’re not the only ones with a passion for preservation. Today, […]

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 […]

Q St. Skeletal Remains: Unanswered Questions

December 3, 2020

The District’s Historic Preservation Office, forensics experts from the National Museum of Natural History and local historians are grappling with how to interpret the findings.

4 Skeletons Found on Q St.

February 8, 2020

City Archaeologist Ruth Trocolli told The Georgetowner that the remains appear to be from the 1830s, but a forensic investigation is ongoing.

Our Black History … in Georgetown

February 20, 2019

To the surprise of some, Georgetown can tell the story of early and contemporary America from a black perspective.