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Independence Day in the Nation’s Capital (photos)

After the 3rd U.S. Infantry Fife and Drum Corps performed, Abigail and John Adams, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington read the Declaration of Independence aloud.

Garden Tour Offered Verdant Variety

Two of the gardens on the May 12 tour hadn’t been shown since the tour was first organized in 1928 by Edmonia Whitehead as a community fundraiser for one of the first integrated schools in Washington, D.C.  

Christ Church Marks 200 Years

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at the Georgetown landmark for a special service commemorating the laying of the church cornerstone on May 12, 1818.

Georgetowners Remember Barbara Bush

The former first lady, who died April 17 at age 92, will be laid to rest in her adopted city of Houston. Georgetowner Boyden Gray, who started working for the Bush family in 1980, will be among the mourners present at the funeral.

Air and Space Curator Shares Revamp Plans

Chief Curator Peter L. Jakab, who spoke at this month's Cultural Leadership Breakfast, started out at the National Air and Space Museum seven years after the museum opened, during the nation’s bicentennial.

Statue of Former Mayor Marion Barry Unveiled (photos)

One of three African Americans with a full-body statue erected and standing in Washington, D.C., Barry is the first local elected official to be honored with a statue.

A Primer on Immigration

Here is a primer on immigration as our writer has come to understand it over the past 10 years, as a credentialed, non-advocate congressional journalist covering immigration reform and politics.

D.C.’s Newest Place Name: Boris Nemtsov Plaza

Last week, the District Council unanimously approved the renaming of a portion of Wisconsin Avenue directly in front of the Russian Embassy, just north of Georgetown.

Dr. King’s Words, and Trump’s

In the end, the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday became a day when the president was questioned about his stand on race.

Bridge Street Books to Become Nonprofit

After its gregarious and affable owner Philip Levy died unexpectedly last October, many in Georgetown were concerned that the store they love might close.